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College Power Players: Albany

College Power Players: Albany

A special report from FM profiles the dining operations at the U.S. universities with the largest campus resident populations. See all colleges >>

37. University at Albany, the State University of New York, Albany, NY

Dining Head: Tim MacTurk, resident district manager
Total Enrollment: 17,312
Students Living on Campus: 7,800
No. of Meal Plans Sold: 6,900
Annual Dining Program Revenues: $26.5 million
Cost of Residential Meal Plan: $1,885-$2,475/semester
No. of Residential Dining Halls/Commons: 5
No. of Retail Outlets: 16
Management: Sodexo
Phone: (518) 442-5985

UAlbany Dining continues to add value to the campus community with a variety of new food concepts and renovated facilities. New retail offerings include zime (Sodexo’s modern-style café brand), the Guy Fieri On Campus food truck, the H20 Zone (complimentary filtered flat and seltzer water), Coccadotts cupcake bakery and Argo Tea Cafe.

Other prominent retail concepts on campus include UFood Grill, Stalks and Stems (tossed to order salads) and Dreidel’s Kosher Café (kosher hot and cold breakfast items, bagels, assorted cream cheese spreads, fresh fruit and Starbucks Coffee).
In addition, as part of an ongoing Campus Center reconstruction project, the campus c-store, 518 Market, has been completely renovated, reopening in August.

One of the five resident AYCTE dining halls, Dutch Quad, offers kosher and halal selections.

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