Student Center

Student Center/Student Activities

(800) 532-8641 extension 37122
(701) 845-7122

Because of its unique central location, the Student Center is naturally one of the busiest buildings on the campus. In addition to food service, students will find the bookstore, game room and numerous conference rooms located in the Student Center. The members of the Viking Campus Activities Board strive to plan programs which serve the educational, cultural, recreational and social interests of students. Programs and other activities are planned in conjunction with student groups, the Viking Campus Activities Board, and the Student Activities Director.

A complete building schedule is posted near the entry ways of the Student Center. Students should watch for changes in the building schedule during holidays.

Information Desk

The Student Center Information Desk serves as the Campus Residence Life office, Student Center Administrative office and the University Information Center. In addition, the Information Desk provides a lost and found service, schedules meeting rooms, and administers the university identification card system and campus vending operation. Students wishing to cash checks may do so at the Information Desk.

Recreational Facilities

The Student Center game room is equipped with pool, ping-pong, and foosball.

Identification System

The Valley City State University Identification System, the Viking Card, is also operated by the Student Center Information Desk. All students have identification cards processed at the time of first enrollment at VCSU. The card is used during the student’s entire period of enrollment at Valley City State University. The Viking Card is the property of Valley City State University and must be surrendered upon request by school officials. This card is the official university identification and must be carried for admittance to a number of university functions. Identification cards are not transferable and may not be altered or duplicated. Students must report lost, mutilated, or stolen cards promptly to the Student Center Information Desk.

Sodexo Food Service

(701) 845-7131

The Valley City State University Food Service Department is managed by Sodexo Food Service. Meals are provided in the cafeteria and the Viking I. The menus contain an unlimited seconds program with numerous built-in trendsetters and specials. The board contract is required of all residence hall students. Questions regarding the food service should be referred to the Food Service Director or by going online to Students may wish to inquire at the Food Service Office regarding special food service plans for commuters.


(701) 845-7141

The Bookstore, located on the main level of the Memorial Student Center, carries a variety of office supplies, computer supplies, giftware, and apparel.

Textbook and book buyback policies are managed by the Bookstore. The textbook area is located in the lower level of the Student Center. Questions or comments should be directed to the bookstore manager.

Mail Service

Mail Service is handled by the Bookstore. Mail is distributed Monday through Saturday. All students living in the residence halls will be assigned a mailbox by the Bookstore. The mailboxes are located in the lower level of the Student Center. Packages and other mail that is too large for the student mailboxes will be held at the Bookstore located in the upper level of the Student Center and will be available for pick-up during regular business hours. Students will be notified by email when they have a package at the Bookstore.

Stamps are available at the Bookstore and the Information Desk in the Student Center. The Bookstore also offers shipping through United Parcel Service (UPS).

Any questions regarding mail services should be directed to the Bookstore.