FAQs

Contactless Capable

This may damage the chip and cause the contactless feature to stop working. If you choose to punch holes in your card, you are responsible for the cost of replacement if it no longer works ($20).

ACTIVATED IMMEDIATELY

  • Meal plans (meal swipes and Declining Balance)
  • Campus spending accounts (49er Account, DB, ODA)
  • Campus housing access (resident students)

ACTIVATED OVERNIGHT FOR USE NEXT DAY

  • Library services
  • Gym, academic building, and lab access
  • Kronos timekeeping systems (staff ); those who use Kronos clocks should continue using their old card until this date.

ACTIVATED WITHIN 7 DAYS

  • Charlotte Area Transit Buses (students)

FUTURE ACTIVATION

  • Lynx light rail access (students)
  • The number beginning with 800 is your student or faculty/staff ID number. This number identifies you with the University and will not change. 
  • The 16-digit number is your card number. This number links the card to you. The number is generated when a card is issued or reissued. Should you need to replace the card, the number will change.

This number identifies you for CATS-LYNX ridership.

No. There is only one active card per cardholder.