Auxiliary Services FAQs
What is Auxiliary Services ?
Good question! Auxiliary Services (also sometimes called Auxiliary Enterprises) is a university department providing non-academic services to students. Some of the services managed by our Auxiliary Services department at SSU include dining, vending, bookstore, mail services, photocopy services, parking and transportation, and the ID Card Office. Most of these services are required by the State of Georgia to be self-funded, so are not supported by tax dollars.
What types of articles are available for purchase in the bookstore?
You can save money by renting your books or using the "best price guarantee" at the SSU Bookstore! (Ask for details!) In addition to textbooks and school supplies, you can find a variety of SSU logo clothing, as well as convenience and specialty items, electronics, and greeting cards. (Please note that there are special rules regarding returns on electronics equipment - check with the bookstore before purchasing.)
How can I send a package to a resident student?
All resident students are charged a nominal amount for a Mail Center mail box on campus. Do not send cash through the mail! When a package is received, students will be sent a note through their e-mail to let them know a package has arrived. Please address letters and packages in this way:
United States Postal Services (USPS) United Parcel Services (UPS)
Student's name Student's Name
Box number (not room number) Box number (not room number)
Savannah State University c/o Savannah State University Mail Center
3219 College Street 3219 College Street
Savannah, GA 31404 Savannah, GA 31404
Do Not Send Cash Through the Mail. Send any valuables in a way in which the letter or package can be tracked!
Can SSU receive mail or packages for commuter students?
Unfortunately, SSU Mail Services is not able to receive packages or mail for commuter students. If you move out of the residence halls, please be sure to notify everyone of your change to an off-campus address.
Where can cars be parked during the academic year?
Between 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday on class days, resident students may only park in a residence hall parking lot; commuter students may only park in lots which are so designated. There is no student parking on the Alexis Circle during restricted hours (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.). All reserved spaces are reserved 24/7. Do not park in a space marked "reserved" either on the asphalt or by signage.
Violators will be ticked, towed and/or booted. Apply of a parking decal/permit online at www.savannahstate.edu/permit. Futher details are available on page 8. Permits must be purchased and properly affixed by the first Friday after classes begin.
Where can students SSU ID Cards be used on campus?
The SSU ID Card has the following purposes:
- Identification of the person as a student at SSU; students are required to have their ID card with them at all times; do not loan your card to anyone.
- Entrance into athletic and other student events;
- Meal plans;
- Print fund for printers in the computer labs;
- Flex fund for copier readers and other campus services. Students and parents may place flex funds on a card using the PHIL (machine to the left of the ATM outside the Savannah Ballroom in King-Frazier) or on the SSU Flex Fund website.
Why are resident students required to have a meal plan?
In order to assure that SSU can attract a business partner to provide dining services at a reasonable cost, it is important that as many students as possible be on a meal plan. In addition, our policy to require freshman students to be on the full meal plan is a way to alleviate any worry that parents may have about their student not being able to eat three healthy meals a day. Please see page 4 for a complete description of available plans and costs.
How do the resident meal plans work?
A meal plan week begins on Monday morning and ends on Sunday evening. There are 3 meal plan periods each day (2 on Sunday), for a total of 20 meals a week. A 20-meal plan allows one swipe for each of the 20 meal periods; a 14-meal plan allows one swipe for any 14 of the 20 meal periods; a 5-meal plan (meal plan reduction approval required) allows one swipe for any 5 of the 20 meal periods. A swiped card with an error code of "exceeded meal plan" means you have gone over the number of meals on your plan and will be required to pay cash for your meals. Your SSU ID card is required in order to use your meal plan.
How does meal equivalency work?
Commuter plans and resident plans may be used at the Food Court and Diner on a meal equivalency basis. One swipe is worth a certain value (see page 5). Any amount over that value must be paid for with cash, credit, dining dollars, or SSU Flex Funds (see page 6 for more information about Flex Funds). There are meals at every venue which can be purchased for one swipe only (combo meals).
How do the resident meal plans work?
A meal plan week begins on Monday morning and ends on Sunday evening. There are 3 meal plan periods each day (2 on Sunday), for a total of 20 meals a week. A 20-meal plan allows one swipe for each of the 20 meal periods; a 14-meal plan allows one swipe for any 14 of the 20 meal periods; a 5-meal plan (meal plan reduction approval required) allows one swipe for any 5 of the 20 meal periods. A swiped card with an error code of exceeded meal plan means you have gone over the number of plans and will be required to pay cash for your meals. Your SSU ID card is required in order to use your meal plan.
Who do I call for assistance from Auxiliary Services Staff?
Click Here to view detail information of who to call within Auxiliary Services for assistance by topic.
For questions, please contact the Auxiliary Services Office at 912-358-3109.