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?

In addition to textbooks and school supplies, students can find a variety of SSU logo clothing and specialty items. There are also many products that will make their lives easier in their student living spaces, such as paper products, laundry detergent, and personal items. Trade books, electronics, and greeting cards are other products that are available. (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. 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 sent through the United States Postal Services to:

Student's name
Box number (not room number)
Savannah State University
3219 College Street
Savannah, GA 31404

If you are sending a package by United Parcel Service (UPS), please address your package as follows:

Student's Name
Box number (not room number)
c/o Savannah State University Mail Center
3219 College Street
Savannah, GA 31404

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?

Resident students (orange decals) may only park in a residence hall parking lot; commuter students (blue decals) may only park in lots which are so indicated by a blue circle. There is no parking on the 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 ticketed, towed and/or booted. Apply for a parking decal online at After printing the application, take it to the Cashier's office in Hill Hall for payment. Decals must be purchased and properly affixed by August 22, 2011, and are good through August 31, 2012. 

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;
  • 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.

What meal plans are available?

Please see page 4 of the Auxiliary Services booklet linked here 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 plans and will be required to pay cash for your meals. Your SSU ID card is required in order to use your meal plan.

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.

What types of foods are served in the dining hall?

In our all-you-can-eat dining facility, students may choose from among two meat entrees, a vegetarian entr e, extensive salad bar, deli bar, grill special, pizza, and dessert. There are unlimited seconds for those who are really hungry! A meal equivalency amount is available for food purchases at the Tiger Caf or Tiger Express Diner.

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.