UB Snackin'

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.


UB Snackin' vending machines in Ellicott Complex

Our vending machines will accept either cash or your UB Card for purchases. Card readers have been installed on every machine on campus. The card readers are programmed to use Dining Points first and then roll over to Campus Cash after Dining Points 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. Paying with your UB Card makes using the vending services convenient and secure!

Most UB Snackin' vending machines are GET ready. To confirm that the machine at your location is compatible with GET, look for the Location Number on its sticker. Find out more about GET Mobile Access at the MyUBCard Manage GET Account page.


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 at any time of the day!

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 and fiber
  • Meets less than or equal to 10% daily value for one or more nutrients: Calcium, Iron, Potassium and Vitamin D
  • Low in sodium: 600mg per entrée, 400mg per side and 200mg per snack
  • Fits into many diets including gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, halal 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 a machine malfunction occurs, it can be reported to our service technicians 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. 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? You can request a refund by the following means:

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 Points 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 malfunctioned will be serviced.

Refunds on Campus

Refunds for UB Card credits can be processed at the following locations:

  • UB Card at 1Capen - 1Capen, Capen Hall
  • UB Card at 1Diefendorf - 1Diefendorf, Diefendorf Hall

Refunds for cash transactions can be processed at the following locations:

  • Ellicott Food Court & The Elli - Ellicott Complex
  • Teddy's - Governors
  • Main St. Market - Goodyear Hall
  • Union Marketplace & Eatery - Student Union
  • 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 Campus Dining and Shops Vending Services.

Vending Locations

North Campus

Academic Buildings

  • Alumni Arena Basement & 1st Floor
  • Baldy Hall Lounge Area
  • Beane Center
  • Capen Hall 1st Floor
  • Center for the Arts Basement
  • Clemens 1st & 2nd Floors
  • Cooke Hall
  • Davis Hall 1st Floor
  • Fronczak Hall 2nd Floor
  • Furnas Hall 2nd Floor
  • Knox Lecture Hall 1st & 2nd Floor
  • Lockwood Library 2nd Floor
  • Natural Sciences Complex 2nd Floor
  • O'Brian Hall 2nd Floor
  • Park Hall 1st Floor
  • Student Union 1st & 2nd Floors

Residence Halls - Ellicott

  • Ellicott Food Court
  • Evans Quad 1st Floor & Laundry Area
  • Richmond Quad 1st Floor & 2nd Floor Fitness Center
  • Wilkeson Quad 1st Floor Laundry Area

Residence Halls - Governors

  • Clinton Hall 1st Floor Lounge
  • Lehman Hall 1st Floor
  • Dewey Hall 1st Floor Lounge
  • Roosevelt Hall 1st Floor Lounge

Residence Halls - Greiner

  • Griener Hall 1st floor

On-Campus Apartments

  • Flint Village
  • Hadley Village
  • South Lake Village
  • Creekside Village

South Campus

Academic Buildings

  • Biomedical Education Lobby
  • Clark Hall 1st Floor
  • Crosby Hall 1st Floor
  • Diefendorf Lower Level
  • Farber Hall Basement
  • Harriman Hall 1st Floor
  • Hayes Hall 2nd Floor
  • Pharmacy Building
  • Kimball Hall Basement Lounge
  • Parker Hall Basement
  • Squire Hall Basement
  • Townsend Hall Basement
  • Wende Hall 1st Floor

Residence Halls

  • Clement 1st Floor Lobby
  • Goodyear 1st Floor Lobby

Downtown Campus

Academic Buildings

  • JSMBS 1st Floor
  • JSMBS 2nd Floor
  • JSMBS 4th Floor

ATM Locations

North Campus

  • Student Union (near Tim Horton's)
  • Capen Hall
  • The Elli
  • Lockwood (2nd floor near Library)

South Campus

  • Goodyear Hall
  • Harriman Hall