Get a One Card
All persons applying for a UNC One Card must come to the UNC One Card Office in person and present proper identification for card issuance unless otherwise specified. Please be aware that a card fee may apply. Please choose the appropriate status category from the choices below for more information.
Before a OneCard may be issued, all users must:
- Present a valid picture ID:
- Driver's License, State ID card, Military ID, or Passport
- Have been issued a PID# (PID Lookup)
- Be entered into the University's Student or HR Accounting Systems
- Pay any fees for their OneCard
If you are not sure what the status of your paperwork is contact your HR Facilitator, or call the UNC One Card Office to see if you are in the system yet.
| Fee Schedule
|Full time Students
||incl in Student Fee
|Classroom Studies, Part Time Students
|Faculty and Staff
|Tempoary Employees (see below)
|Post-Doc and Affiliates
||$5 or by agreement
* Temporary Employees must present a letter on Department letterhead signed by your Department Head or supervisor, describing your position and stating why the card is needed. The letter must also include an expiration date.
You will receive your One Card immediately after requirements are met and your photo is taken.
Incoming Students - Full-Time
All incoming Freshmen and Junior Transfers will have their photos taken during their CTOP and TSOP sessions and receive their One Cards on the spot.
Graduate and Professional Students
Graduate and Professional students may obtain their One Cards during the week prior to the beginning of the semester classes, after they have been registered for classes at the University, at the UNC One Card Office.
Professional classes will have their One Cards made at scheduled times which are coordinated through the One Card Office by your department coordinator.
Classroom Studies Students
Classroom Studies students may obtain their One Cards during the week prior to the beginning of the semester classes, after they have been registered for classes at the University, at the UNC One Card Office. During summer semesters we get our information only a few days before classes begin so please come in during that time. Cards will cost $15 and we only accept checks or cash in the One Card Office. You will also need to bring:
- A valid driver's license, passport, or military ID
- Your PID
All Summer School students are eligible for a UNC One Card. Summer School Cards may be issued a few days prior to classes beginning and you must be enrolled to receive a card. You must bring a valid Driver's license, passport, or military ID with you along with your PID number.
Benefits of the card:
- Library Use
- Gym Membership while enrolled
- Print plan funds automatically placed on your one card to be used in any IT Print Lab.
- Put expense plan money on your card and enjoy tax free dining in Lenoir Hall.
Faculty and Staff
All Faculty and permanent Staff may obtain a UNC One Card in person at the One Card Office when all information (EPA Web and HRIS from your home department & PID assignment) has been processed by Employee Records. You may also activate your Faculty/Staff Expense account or sign up for Gym privileges at the UNC One Card Office.
Temporary Employees Paid by UNC Payroll
Temporary employees of the University (any temp on University Payroll working 40 hours a week) may obtain a UNC One Card. You will need to come to the One Card Office in person with the following:
Temporary Employees must present a letter on Department letterhead signed by your Department Head or supervisor, describing your position and stating why the card is needed. The letter must also include an expiration date.
As a Temporary Employee, your One Card may be used for library privileges or you may open a Faculty/Staff expense account for use at different dining and retail locations on campus. Temporary Employees are NOT eligible for Gym & Pool Privileges. Part Time temps will only be issued UNC One Cards if the reason for having it is job related (i.e. library research, access to buildings).
Temporary Employees Not Paid by UNC Payroll
Temporary employees who are NOT on University Payroll (e.g. Account Temps, Manpower Temps, etc.) need their HR Facilitators to create them in the Affiliate System. After the HR Facilitator receives confirmation of PID creation these temporaries can go to the One Card Office with the following:
- Temporary Employees must pay a $5 card fee for their card.
- Temporary Employees must present a picture ID (valid driver's license, State ID card, Military ID, or Passport) before their photos can be taken.
Post-Docs and Visiting Scholars
Post-Docs & Visiting Scholars may obtain a UNC One Card at the One Card office when all information (EPA Web - if paid by University payroll or Affiliate System- if not paid by University payroll) has been processed by Employee Records. You may activate your Faculty/Staff Expense account or sign up for Gym privileges at the UNC One Card Office.
Other Affiliated Groups
Any other group affiliated with the University may coordinate the issuance of One Cards through the UNC One Card office on an individual basis. Benefits and privileges for these groups are the same as Temporary Employees. Please contact the UNC One Card Office for more information.