Many of the campus buildings have small cafés within them where you can find all sorts of treats to feed your cravings. These cafes are open before classes begin (around 7:30AM) and stay open into the early evening (5:30PM). There is one located in Hawkins Hall and Sibley Hall, as well as a Tim Horton’s and Campus Express in the ACC building. You can find information about all campus dining locations on the College Auxiliary Services webpage.
I should also mention that Einstein Bagels will be opening up in Hawkins Hall once renovation is complete!
As a graduate student many departments have a lounge area specifically for your major, most of which have a community coffee pot. This is definitely something you will want to utilize, because if you’re like me, you will spend much of your time there!
If you are driving, biking, or walking into campus and want to visit an off-campus location, Plattsburgh has a Dunkin Donuts, open 24 hours and roughly 0.6 miles from campus. There is a Starbucks 0.9 miles from campus, and a small local shop called Koffee Kat which is 2.5 miles from campus. There is also a newer place called My Cup of Tea which is 0.6 miles for campus and offers more than 95 varieties of Republic of Tea, coffee, and custom beverages.
If you haven’t already heard about Cardinal Cash, consider loading some onto your ID card. There are bonus dollars added to the amount on your card based on how much you initially deposit, plus there’s the everyday convenience of not needing to dig out cash or a credit card to make small purchases. Cardinal Cash is accepted at every dining location on campus, including vending machines. Many off campus businesses will accept Cardinal Cash too, and may throw in a student discount or offer you a special as a SUNY Plattsburgh student. To view a complete list visit the Where to Use Your Cardinal Card/Cash page online.
It may take a few weeks to get into the groove of finding the right caffeinated beverage just how you like it and just when you need it, but I am confident that Plattsburgh has enough options to make everybody happy. Just make sure you don’t get overly excited and accidentally order 3, like Lorelai Gilmore: