Shannon L. McGee
Director of Auxiliary Services
1Card Services Building (1204 N. Patterson St.)
As a part of the Division of Finance and Administration, the Auxiliary Services Division is responsible for providing support services to students, faculty, and staff members of the University. The Division includes University Stores, Dining Services, 1Card Services, Parking and Transportation, Vending, and Housing and Residence Life (financial management). Administrative offices are located in the 1Card Services Building. Telephone 229-333-5706; Fax 229-333-7419.
For information about 1Card Services, the Bookstore, Dining Services, or Parking and Transportation, visit our web page.
Following Regents’ policy, the Auxiliary Services Division is totally self-supporting and receives no state allocations of funds.
Valdosta State University and Dining Services firmly believe that today’s hard-working student should be rewarded with a dining service that makes eating on campus palate-pleasing, healthy and entertaining. With 10 different dining locations in 7 different buildings and 3 on-campus convenience stores, there’s always a place to grab a bite to eat no matter where you are on campus. A VSU meal plan gives you the freedom to make your own dining decisions, with several plans to choose from, depending on your specific eating habits and lifestyle.
Resident Meal Plans
Students living on campus are asked to choose from the following plans at registration. If you do not choose a plan, the Blazer All Access plan will be chosen for you.
- Blazer All Access: Unlimited meals per semester + $150 Dining Dollars = $1,920
- Blazer Platinum: 225 meals per semester + $225 Dining Dollars = $1,800
- Blazer Gold: 160 meals per semester + $330 Blazer Bucks = $1,650
Upperclass Resident Students:
- Blazer Silver: 50 meals per semester + $775 Dining Dollars = $1,199
Apartment Resident Students:
- Blazer Bronze: 35 meals per semester + $400 Dining Dollars = $699
- VSU 50: 50 meals per semester + $50 Dining Dollars = $375
VSU $330: $330 Dining Dollars = $300
VSU $550: $550 Dining Dollars = $500
- Residential plans come with 1 Daily Meal Exchange at Hopper and Centennial P.O.D. 7 PM-12 AM.
- All Access, Platinum, and Gold plans come with five guest meals per semester
- Dining Dollars roll over from fall to spring but expire in May.
For a complete list of meal plan prices or a map of dining locations, visit our web site.
How to obtain a meal plan
You can register for your meal plan online using your Banner account during class registration or visit the Meal Plan Office, located at VSU 1Card Services. Any student living in a residence hall who does not register for a meal plan will automatically be assigned The Blazer All Access plan. The Meal Plan Office is located at VSU 1Card Services, 1204 N. Patterson St. Call 229-333-5988 or visit our web site.
Dining Dollars are reserved for purchases at dining locations. They are designed to give you the flexibility to dine at any of our eateries or to make a purchase at our 3 on-campus convenient stores, without carrying cash. Each time you make a purchase, the amount is automatically deducted from your VSU 1Card. Any unused Dining Dollars roll over from fall to spring but expire in May.
There are 3 convenience stores located on campus, Langdale Market, Sustella Street Market, and the Vstore. Langdale Market is located on the first floor of Langdale Hall (west side) and Sustella Street Market is located on the first floor of Centennial Hall East. The Vstore is located in the Student Union. They provide a variety of grab and go items, snacks, grocery items, health and beauty items, and drinks.
The VSU Bookstore in the Student Union offers all required textbooks in addition to required supplies for courses. As the official campus store, the bookstore sells a multitude of VSU-imprinted clothing and gifts as well as a growing number of other types of gifts. The Tech Shop is a technology area within the bookstore where students are able to buy technology products, including academically priced software, computer accessories, gaming consoles, and computer games and accessories. The store also offers services such as virus removal, system reformats, and installation of software.
Parking and Transportation
All motorized vehicles parked on campus must properly display a current parking permit at all times. Parking on campus is by permit only and is a privilege that may be withdrawn for cause at any time. All campus community members (students, faculty, staff, and visitors) are responsible for knowing and obeying parking regulations. Moreover, campus citizens are responsible for their guests and should ensure that they are well aware of regulations. A parking regulations brochure (available to students, faculty, staff, and visitors) may be obtained at the Parking and Transportation Department. For details about parking lots and instructions, click here.
Campus parking and traffic regulations are enforced under the authority of Georgia Code, Section 20-3-21. Parking policies are in effect and uniformly enforced at all times. Citations are issued for infractions of parking policies. Fines may be paid at the Departmental Office, located in Level 1 of the Sustella Avenue Parking Deck (telephone: 229-293-PARK).
VSU operates a shuttle bus service. A Blazer Express Shuttle Guide, available at the Parking and Transportation Department, indicates stops, routes, and operating hours. Maps may also be found at each bus stop or by clicking here.
VSU 1Card Services
The VSU 1Card is the official Valdosta State University identification card and on-campus debit card. It allows access to your assigned plans and privileges, after payment has been made, through a swipe of the magnetic strip in a designated reader. The card is automatically assigned a FLEX Account, which allows you to deposit funds 24 hours a day, online via credit card. No deposits may be made via phone or Fax. Excess funds from financial aid can be applied to your FLEX account via the Banner Registration page, after all of your other fees are paid.
If you designate financial aid for FLEX and you still owe the University, you will not be able to use the FLEX/ 1Card to make purchases. A FLEX Account is non-transferable and may be used only by the cardholder. To obtain a VSU 1Card, all students must visit the VSU 1Card Office, be registered, provide two forms of identification, one of which must be a government-issued photo identification (such as driver’s license, passport, military ID); and have a photograph made.
Replacement cards are $20, and photo identification must be submitted prior to a replacement card being produced. Please visit our web site for more information regarding the VSU 1Card.