Vending Services

RIT has 170 vending machines on campus offering a variety of snacks, quick meals, and beverages. For your convenience, all vending machines accept Dining Dollars, Tiger Bucks, cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover card, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and PayRange mobile payments. The daily vending machine limit is $30.

Trouble with a vending machine?

If the machine is malfunctioning and/or you've lost money in the machine, call the Dining Office at 585-475-2228 or email us at We will immediately place a service call and refund any lost money to you. At your convenience, we ask that you come into the Dining Office in the Student Alumni Union (SAU), room A520 to receive a refund. You may also receive a refund at Student Financial Services in the University Services Center or The Corner Store.

What is the card reader telling me when I use my card?

When you swipe your card, the reader does not know what your selection will be so the cost of the highest priced item is deducted from your account. Once you make your selection, any difference is credited back to your account. The last amount displayed by the reader is the remaining balance on your account.

What if I think the vending machine charged my card the wrong amount?

Please call the Dining Office at 585-475-2228 or e-mail us at We can look up the charges on your account and verify the amount of the purchase. If the machine has made an error, we will place a service call and adjust your account accordingly.