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Five things you need to know about Unicard

Unicard upgrades to new system on June 20, making managing transactions easier


On June 20, Unicard will be upgrading to a new system that will make viewing and managing transactions quicker and easier with a new interface, improved eAccounts and added security features to deactivate the card faster if misplaced, lost or stolen.

By Lisa Rowson
June 13, 2016

Did you know the University of Calgary Unicard is more than just your official campus identification? And it’s not only for students, either.

Unicard can be used all across campus to open doors, access secure areas and quickly pay for everything you need. You can manage your eAccount online to check transactions, load funds and set up recurring top-ups — like a debit card, but without the fees.

On June 20, Unicard will be upgrading to a new system that will make viewing and managing transactions quicker and easier with a new interface, improved eAccounts and added security features to deactivate the card faster if misplaced, lost or stolen.

Here are five things you need to know to get the most out of your Unicard:

Unicard is your campus all-access pass

Your Unicard is more than just your official campus identification — it is an all-access pass to wherever you’re going on the university campus. Whether you use it to get to meetings and offices in secure areas, borrow materials from the library or gain access to the gym, your Unicard will get you where you need to go, quickly and easily. 

Unicard is your campus debit card

As long as you’ve got your Unicard, you can leave your wallet at home. Load your Unicard with funds and use it as a no-fee debit card to grab lunch at one of the 20 food locations on campus or buy the next round of coffee for your colleagues. You can even buy your office supplies and UCalgary gear from the Bookstore with your Unicard, making it a safe and convenient way to pay for everything without having to carry your wallet.

Unicard makes it easy to manage your budget on campus

Manage your eAccount online quickly and easily on the new eAccount portal. With Unicard’s new features, setting up a scheduled reload ensures you always have funds on your Unicard when you need them. You can even save your credit card information so it is always at your fingertips. The new eAccount page allows you to keep track of how much you spend and where you spend it. Using the new Unicard interface to check your balances and transactions makes budgeting, while at work, a no-brainer.

Unicard keeps your funds secure

If you’ve lost or misplaced your card, or maybe it was stolen — don’t sweat it, because you can now deactivate your Unicard online, ensuring your balances are protected from the minute you deactivate. Getting a replacement card is simple; just head to the Unicard office to pick up your replacement card after you’ve reported it missing.

Unicard is easy to get   

Getting a Unicard is as easy as submitting your selfie to the Unicard website. Avoid the lineups at the Unicard office and pick up your new card in three business days after submitting online. Just make sure to follow the specifications for acceptable photos and Unicard will contact you via email when your card is ready to pick up.