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Both the 49er Account and the Optional Dining Account (ODA) reside on your UNC Charlotte 49er ID Card. Simply make a deposit and the accounts are instantly activated!

49er Account

The 49er Account is a fast, convenient way to purchase goods and services on campus.

This pre-paid convenience account may be used at over 100 campus locations including:

  • All campus dining locations
  • Athletic Events and Theater concessions
  • Atkins Library (fines)
  • Barnes & Noble at UNC Charlotte Bookstore
  • NinerTech store
  • Campus Salon
  • Parking and Transportation Services
  • Mail & Package Services (including Union Station)
  • Campus vending machines
  • Copy Center (Repros), photocopiers, and pay-for-print printers in library and labs

Advantages to Using 49er Account

  • Helpful budgeting tool
  • Safe and secure
  • Convenient – no need to carry cash or get change
  • May be used all over campus (retailer gift cards are only accepted at Starbucks and Barnes & Noble at UNC Charlotte Bookstore)
  • May be added to instantly, online, 24 hours a day
  • Available year to year, as long as enrolled

You may deposit to the 49er Account anytime; funds remain available from year to year. Minimum for online deposit is only $5. VTS machines (value transfers cash to 49er Card) have a $1 minimum.

Deposit Funds Into 49er Account

  1. Online: 49er Account
  2. In person at one of our two locations, the 49er Card Office located in the Auxiliary Services Building or at the ID Card office located in the Student Union.
  3. By mail: Send check or money order to the 49er Card Office, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223. Be sure to include the student's UNC Charlotte ID number and make checks payable to UNC Charlotte – 49er Account.
  4. VTS machines: Located on the first and second floors of the Atkins Library; College of Education, Room 005; and Center City Building 11th Floor Library. (VTS machines accept cash deposits only to the 49er Account.)

Unspent 49er Account funds stay available and roll over semester to semester, year to year, as long as one is affiliated with the University. Upon separation from the University, any remaining monies over $5 are refundable by completing the 49er Acct/ODA Refund form. 49er Accounts that are inactive for a period of six (6) months will be assessed a $1 per month inactivity charge for each inactive month thereafter.

Transfer of funds between the accounts is not permitted. Please make your selection carefully.

Optional Dining Account

An Optional Dining Account (ODA) is a debit account exclusively for food that can be used at any campus dining location, including concessions and Outtakes convenience stores.

ODA is available to all students, faculty and staff.

For any resident student, ODA can supplement a meal plan. It's also a sensible choice for students who commute or live in Wallace Hall, Greek Village or on-campus apartments.

Deposits can be made anytime during the year. The Optional Dining Account balance rolls over from semester to semester, year to year, as long as the student is enrolled.

ODA requires a minimum deposit of $5.00.

Advantages of Optional Dining Account (ODA):

  • Pre-paid dining debit account that can supplement a meal plan or be used for campus dining convenience
  • Rolls over indefinitely
  • Reward incentives for money spent on ODA

Deposit Funds Into Your ODA

  1. Online: Optional Dining Account
  2. In person at either the 49er Card Office located in the Auxiliary Services Building or at the ID Card office located in the Student Union.
  3. By mail: Send check or money order to the 49er Card Office, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223. Be sure to include the student's UNC Charlotte ID number and make checks payable to UNC Charlotte – ODA.

Unspent ODA funds stay available and roll over semester to semester, year to year, as long as one is affiliated with the university. Upon separation from the university, any remaining monies over $5 are refundable by completing the 49er Acct/ODA Refund form. Optional Dining Accounts that are inactive for a period of six (6) months will be assessed a $1 per month inactivity charge for each inactive month thereafter.

Learn more about ODA and incentives.

Transfer of funds between the accounts is not permitted. Please make your selection carefully.