Vending and Laundry

Campus ID is the Passport to Snacks and Clean Underwear


Over 120 vending machines loaded with drinks and snacks are located throughout the main campus and the Wellsville campus. With restaurant dining options open from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. there are lots of ways to fill up, but at 2 a.m., hitting the vending machines can get you through one more hour of studying. The easiest way to make a purchase is by using your Campus Spending Account. Of course, cash works in all the machines too.

How do I report vending problems?

To report a problem with a vending machine, a washer, dryer, or a student copier on either the Alfred or Wellsville campus, simply dial COIN (2646) from any campus telephone at anytime. This will connect you with a voice mail box that is monitored frequently throughout the day. Please leave a short message stating the type of machine (Pepsi, snack, washer, etc.), location of the machine, and the problem you experienced. Be sure to leave us your name and how to contact you. Or simply send us an e-mail.

How do I receive a refund if I lose money in a machine?

If you have lost money in a vending machine, you can get a refund. There are people assigned in each residence hall, the Wellsville Student Activities Center, the Orvis Activities Center, the ACES Business Office in CDH, and the Student Development Center to administer refunds. If the machine that you've had a problem with does not have a refunder, you may obtain a refund at the ACES Business Office in Central Dining Hall, or dial COIN (2646),or simply send us an e-mail.


Many students tell us that their favorite part of college is learning to do their own laundry. ACES makes it fast and easy to learn this important life skill by using a system called LaundryView. LaundryView shows you the availability of your favorite machines on-line, so you can time your laundry chores accordingly. Best of all, there is no need to save your quarters, because laundry fees are included in your room bill. All Alfred State College resident students have unlimited access to washers and dryers in their residence hall.

Here’s how laundry works:

  1. Every resident student begins the semester with 500 points on their ID card for laundry use.
  2. Each resident hall is equipped with ID card-activated washers and dryers. These washers or dryers are activated by swiping your card.
  3. When you swipe your card for a load of wash, 4 points will be deducted. When you swipe your card to activate a dryer, the system deducts 3 points. (example: If a student had 350 points left on his card and wanted to do a wash and a dry, the system would deduct 7 points from the 350 and show the student that they had 343 points left.)
  4. After swiping your card, the number of points remaining will be displayed.
  5. Do not confuse the Laundry Points with your Campus Spending Account which is used for bookstore, downtown partners, and soda/snack vending machines, or with your Dining Dollars which are part of your meal plan. The swipe display on the soda and snack machines is the same as the laundry swipe display which can cause confusion.

How to Activate Washers or Dryers With Your ASC ID Card

  1. Swipe your card.
  2. Type in the correct "machine #". (Reader will display the number of points that were deducted.)
  3. Look for display to read "Ready then Start".
  4. Push the "#" button.
  5. Walk over to the machine and select the desired cycle (example: Perm/Press).

Check washer/dryer availability and remaining cycle time on-line at

Here is a great tutorial on how to save energy while you do your laundry. View tutorial.

Front Load HE Laundry Machine Quick Facts

All residence halls are equipped with front load HE washing machines. These machines use less water than traditional washing machines and they use much less soap. Use HE laundry detergent and make sure that you only use two tablespoons of soap per load. If you use the red scoop given to you with your ID, use only half of the scoop.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call COIN (2646) from any campus phone or e-mail

Auxiliary Campus Enterprises and Services, Inc. (ACES) is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the mission of Alfred State College by providing dining services, campus bookstores, cable TV, transportation and vending services to Alfred State College students.