One Card

One Card Uses

What You Can Spend and Where

With security readers on most doors, you have a level of convenience and security beyond a conventional keyed system. Your One Card carries the details of your meal plan and has a prepaid flexible spending account feature that makes purchases on campus convenient, fast and easy. The money deposited into the flexible spending account is called Pickle Dollars. (Cash cannot be drawn on the account.) 

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Access

  • Academic Building Access
  • Residential Buildings
  • Dining Hall
  • Fitness Center
  • Rehearsal or practice rooms

Places to use your One Card Pickle Dollars

  • Pharos-Enabled Printers and Copy Machines
  • Dining Hall
  • Health Services
  • Laundry Machines
  • Library Café
  • Mail Center
  • Pickle Jar / Snack Bar
  • P.O.D. Market
  • Student Activities
  • The What
  • Vending Machines

Meal Plan Locations

  • Dining Hall
  • Library Café
  • Pickle Jar / Snack Bar
  • P.O.D. Market 
The Currencies (or Tenders, as we call them) that your One Card carries:

Pickle Dollars

Pickle Dollars are the most versatile currency you can carry on your One Card. Pickle Dollars are accepted at any location on campus where you can use your One Card for payment like The Dining Hall, Pickle Jar, P.O.D. Market, and Laundry Rooms. You can even pay for that parking ticket you picked up last semester with your Pickle Dollars.

To add funds to your Pickle Dollars account just visit any One Card Kiosk or swing by the One Card Office and say “hi” and we’ll help you out.

Keep an eye out on the @UNCSAOneCard Twitter feed for news and updates on new ways to use and add to your Pickle Dollars - times are changing and One Card is going to keep up!

Bonus Bucks

As a bonus to your tuition-based meal plans (you'll hear us call them "Board Meal Plans"”) Bonus Bucks can be used at any of the Dining Services’ managed locations. This includes: The Dining Hall, The Pickle Jar, P.O.D. Market, and the Library Cafe.

Get more details for high school students or college students about bonus bucks or see Meal Plan FAQs.

Pickle Prints

Pickle Prints is a credit that is gifted to each student by the One Card Office. At the start of each semester, every student receives $2.50 in Pickle Prints to use at the Pharos-enabled printer and copier locations in the Hanes Student Commons and in the Library.  Once the Pickle Prints account is depleted, students will have to use Pickle Dollars to make copies or to print.

Board Meal Plans

Board Meal Plans are meal plans that are purchased during your registration process and are paid as part of your tuition. Board Meal Plans are applicable for the Late-Night Meal Exchange.

Get more details for high school students meal plan or college students meal plan about bonus bucks or see Meal Plan FAQs.

Guest Meals

Block Meal Plans

Block Meal Plans are available to faculty, staff, and students who are not required to purchase a Board Meal Plan.  Meals may be purchased in blocks of 20, 30, or 50 meals. The more meals you purchase, the lower the cost per meal. Student Block Meal Plans expire at the end of each academic year. Meals may be used in the Dining Hall and will be deducted from your balance. With the Block Meal you may swipe your card more than once during a meal period to pay for another person’s meal. Meal Exchange is not available with Block Meal Plans.