Albany State University requires first year students whose permanent address is outside of a 50 mile radius from Albany State University and is enrolled for twelve (12) or more semester credit hours, reside in in on campus housing and participate in a meal (board) plan. This requirement excludes summer sessions. Please note that the first year live-on requirement does not guarantee housing to first year students. If sufficient housing is not available, then remaining first year students will be automatically released from the first year requirement.

Students residing in campus housing owned, operated or managed by the University are also required to purchase a meal plan which consists of a board plan and a dining dollar plan. Students may choose the plan that best suits their situation from the list of plans offered that semester.

Students who do not have living accommodations on campus may purchase meals in the University dining halls and various retail establishments by purchasing a commuter meal plan, purchasing dining dollars, making deposits to their RamBucs account or by using cash, debit or credit card.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

All dining locations are open to students, faculty, staff and the general public.