Welcome to UB Snackin'! Vending machines provide an alternative food and snack service 24-hours a day in a variety of locations around both campuses.
Our vending machines will accept either cash (dollar bills and coin) or your UB Card for purchases. Card readers have been installed on virtually every machine on campus. The card readers are pre-programmed to look for Dining Dollars first and then roll over to Campus Cash only after Dining Dollars are exhausted. Your UB Card works just like a debit card—the amount of your purchase is deducted from your account each time you make a purchase, and the card reader displays your remaining balance. No more scrambling for quarters when you want a snack; just swipe your card through the reader and make your selection. This feature makes using the vending services convenient and secure!
Expect an extensive assortment of your favorite national brands in the snack and beverage machines, with numerous selections stocked for those seeking healthier items. To round out the menu, subs, sandwiches and entrees will be stocked daily in our food machines. With machines prominently placed throughout campus, you're certain to find plenty to satisfy your cravings any time of the day or night!
Smart Choice: Where can you find healthier snack and beverage options on campus? Look for the Smart Choice A+ icon! Healthy snacking is an excellent way to fuel your brain and to reach your daily nutritional goals. Items marked A+ must fit certain nutritional criteria including restrictions on saturated fat, sodium and added sugar. In addition, items must have a nutritional redeeming quality that benefits you!
- Contains a serving of fruit or vegetable
- Is an excellent source of whole grains
- Meets ≥10% daily value for one or more nutrients: calcium, iron and Vitamins A & C
- Good source of fiber
- Fits into many diets including gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and kosher
Ensuring that our vending machines have healthier products ensures that you can make better choices on campus. Look for the A+ icon to make smart choices about your snacking today! Please keep in mind that many foods can be good choices if you use balance and moderation.
Attractive, Contemporary Equipment
Bold graphics, bright colors, and full-view glass front machines punctuate the state-of the-art vending equipment installed on the UB campus. To ensure the reliability of the equipment, treat it kindly and it will be in perfect working order whenever you need it! If however, a malfunction occurs, a service technician can be summoned quickly by calling (716) 645-7355.
Special Product Promotions
We will sponsor contests throughout the year and prize giveaways to thank all of our vending customers. Mountain bikes, theater tickets, gift certificates and many other prizes are slated for the academic year. Check the message pad or look for flyers that will announce upcoming promotions.
Have you ever lost money in a vending machine and not known what to do about it? The following steps will help you to obtain a refund for your lost money.
Refunds by Phone
Call UB Snackin' at (716) 645-7355 or the Campus Dining & Shops office (716) 645-2521. You can leave a message for our vending service people at either number. Please leave the following information:
- Location of Machine: The building and floor
- Type of Machine: Soda, Snack, Beverage
- How much money, Dining Dollars or Campus Cash you lost
- Describe problem (as best as you can)
- Your full name
- Your mailing address
- Your call will be processed and a refund will be sent out as soon as possible and the machine that was inoperative will be serviced.
Refunds on Campus
Refunds or UB Card credits can also be processed at the following locations:
- UB Card Office - Room 228, Student Union
- UB Card Office - Suite 108, Harriman Hall
Refunds for cash transactions can also be processed at the following locations:
- Ellicott Food Court & The Elli - Ellicott Complex
- Teddy's - Governors
- Main St. Market - Goodyear Hall
- Farber Cafe
- Putnam's - Student Union
- Bert's - Talbert Hall
- Harriman Hall
Comments and Suggestions
Campus Dining & Shops is proud to serve you, and we want you to be totally satisfied with the vending service on campus. If you would like to forward a suggestion, Contact Us.
Baldy Hall Lounge Area
Bell Hall 1st Floor
Capen Hall 1st & 2nd Floor
Center for the Arts Basement
Clemens Hall Basement 1st & 2nd Floors
Cooke Hall Basement
Fronczak Hall 2nd Floor
Jacobs Management Center Basement
Knox Lecture Hall 1st & 2nd Floor
Lockwood Library 2nd Floor
Natural Sciences Complex 2nd Floor
O'Brian Hall 1st & 2nd Floor
Park Hall 1st Floor
Student Union 1st & 2nd Floors
Ellicott Food Court
Clinton Hall 1st Floor
Fargo Quad 1st Floor
Lehman Hall 1st Floor
Porter Quad 1st Floor & Laundry Area
Roosevelt Hall 1st Floor
Richmond Quad 1st Floor & 2nd Floor Fitness Center
Wilkeson Quad 1st Floor Laundry Area
South Lake Village
Biomedical Education Lobby
Clark Hall 1st Floor
Crosby Hall Basement
Diefendor 1st Floor
Farber Hall Basement
Harriman Hall 1st Floor
Hayes A 2nd Floor
Kimball Hall 1st Floor
Parker Hall 1st Floor
Squire Hall Basement & 1st Floor Lounge
Clement Hall 1st Floor
Goodyear Residence Hall 1st Floor