Nearly all residential areas of UIS Residence Life housing provide a vending area for student use. Each court of the townhouse and apartment complexes has a vending machine of some type; either a soda/pop machine or a snack machine or both. Vending machines can be found in the laundry rooms of these areas. Each Residence Hall has a single vending area on the first floor of the buildings. All machines are maintained by an outside contractor named Capitol City Vending. Capitol City Vending will service all machines that dispense a food or drink product.
All machines can be operated under two (2) methods: The iCard or Cash. If you are using your iCard, you will need to make sure funds are on your card in order to activate any machines. When using cash, the machine will accept any denomination of US coin except pennies and single $1 US currency bills. Foreign coins will not be accepted.
Refunds on Vending Machines
If you experience an issue where a refund is necessary, you will need to visit one of two offices depending on the method of payment in which you attempted to use.
If you are using cash, you will need to visit Food Services located in the Public Affairs Center, Room 117. An employee will handle your request.
If you are using your iCard, you will need to visit the iCard Office located in the Public Affairs Center, Room 124 (outside the Emporium food court).