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Visitor UCARDs

What is UCARD?

UCARD is a new UCD campus smartcard

The UCARD is multi-functional in that it is used for numerous services on campus e.g. printing, photocopying, point of sale, access control and much more. ‘One card for all functions’

Your UCARD offers convenience, flexibility and most importantly security. Each student has his or her own confidential UCARD account, so you no longer have to fumble in your pocket for loose change!

What can I use it for?

As UCARD is rolled out across the University it will become an everyday part of your life in UCD. You can use it anywhere you see the UCARD symbol next to a pay or service point which currently includes.

  • Electronic Payments in the Main Restaurant and other food outlets across campus, Residences Laundry, CopiPrint (Print, Copy & Scanning), Vending Machines 

Where can I purchase a Visitor Card?

Visitor Cards can be purchased at any of the Copi-Print shops, the Value Loader Machines (directly outside the James Joyce Library Turnstiles; Main Restaurant Building; Sports and Fitness; Blackrock Campus), and at specific visitor machines located beside the Newman Building Copi-Print shop, at the Veterinary Library, on the first floor of the Health Sciences Building, in the Health Sciences Library, and in Richview Library. 

How can I top-up?

  • At any of the value loader machines  (directly outside the James Joyce Library Turnstiles; Main Restaurant Building; Sports and Fitness; Blackrock Campus)
  • Top-up online via your SIS Web