Vending Services

You will find a wide variety of beverages and snacks available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. UAS vending machines are located in the basement of all residence halls, in the Lecture Center, Campus Center and throughout campus.

Can my SUNYCard be used for vending machine purchases?
How does the machine know what SUNYCard funds to deduct for purchases at vending machines?What if my SUNYCard was lost or stolen and then used at a vending machine?
Where are vending machines located?
Where can I find healthy snack foods?
What should I do if I have a problem with a vending machine?


Can my SUNYCard be used for vending machine purchases?

Yes.  Students can use Munch Money, Podium and Campus Gold funds on their SUNYCard to purchase beverages and snacks in vending machines 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

Faculty and staff can use Podium funds and their Faculty/Staff Dining Plan for vending purchases via their SUNYCard.

Please note that some vending machines are not equipped with SUNYCard readers, but accept credit cards instead.  Cash is also accepted at all vending machines.

How does the machine know what SUNYCard funds to deduct for purchases at vending machines?

SUNYCard purchases made at vending machines are deducted from your SUNYCard account balances in the following order, depending on the availability of funds:

  1. Munch Money
  2. Faculty / Staff Dining Plan
  3. Podium
  4. Campus Gold

If you have rollover Munch Money from a previous semester, only that balance will display when you use your card at registers and vending machines, until the rollover is exhausted.

What if my SUNYCard was lost or stolen and then used at a vending machine?

You are responsible for ensuring the security and safety of your SUNYCard, just as you would your credit card.  Refunds are not provided for fraudulent use of SUNYCard funds.  However, for your financial protection, spending controls are in place for excessive SUNYCard purchases made at vending machines.  If your SUNYCard is used frequently at vending machines, you will receive an email alert from SUNYCard@albany.edu informing you "your card has excessive vending usage and is temporarily suspended from vending purchases."  The email message will be sent to your official University at Albany email account and is intended to notify you of excessive usage so that you can immediately deactivate your SUNYCard online because your SUNYCard is lost or stolen.  Your SUNYCard can be deactivated by going to MyUAlbany.

Where are vending machines located?

Check out this list of vending machines for the location closest to you!

Where can I find healthy snack foods?

New Leaf Vending machines offer wholesome alternatives to traditional vending machine items.  They provide great tasting, healthy, all natural snacks and drinks; including all natural energy bars and trail mixes, gluten-free products, and organic cookies, candies and juices. In addition, New Leaf is a local company, located here in the Capital District.  

You'll find New Leaf Vending Machines at these convenient locations: 

  • The Campus Center - Uptown Campus: First Floor Vending Bank
  • The Downtown Campus: Husted Cafe Vending Area
  • The East Campus: Education Center Student Lounge  

What should I do if I have a problem with a vending machine?

If you have a problem with any of the machines or need a refund, please call the phone number located on that machine, or contact:

  • Coca-Cola Service at 1-888-361-9074
  • Next Generation Vending Service at 877-644-8363
  • New Leaf Vending - through Next Generation Vending at 877-644-8363