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ID Card

The wallet-sized Campus ID Card has your picture and a magnetic strip identifying you as its sole user. You present it to gain entry to campus events and many buildings. You also need it to borrow library books.

Your Way to Pay

You can also use it as a debit card for cash-free purchase of food, and supplies. The card carries your Campus Dining Plan (included in the residential fee for residential students, and optional for commuter students). Most dining plans include both meal swipes (one swipe equals one all-you-can-eat visit in the dining hall) and Dining Dollars (for use at the other dining locations on campus). You can also purchase "Add-on Bulldog Bucks", outside of your meal plan. Add-on dollars can be used for supplies and apparel at Wingate Outfitters, in addition to being accepted at all of the campus dining locations.

Setting Up Your Account

For residential students, your meal plan will be automatically loaded to your card each semester. To purchase Add-on Bulldog Bucks, or for commuters who would like to purchase a meal plan, simply visit our Campus Dining website to view your options and make a purchase.

Need more information about your Campus ID Card? 

  • For card issuing and replacement questions, call Residence Life at (704) 233-8245 or email
  • For questions about your card accounts, contact our Meal Plan Coordinator at