Have questions about your BU ID card? Get your answers here or find out who you need to contact.
Report a lost, damaged or stolen card immediately to prevent unauthorized purchases.
During regular business hours:
During non-business hours:
Once you inform either office, your lost card will no longer work. You will be charged a $50 fee to replace your lost card.
After business hours or on weekends, Public Safety can issue a temporary identification card with access to your residence hall only.
You must stop by the Card Services & Student Transit Office to replace your card. Public Safety cannot issue you a new card. You must return your temporary card to Card Services in order to receive your new card. Failure to do so will result in an additional fee of $50.
Your temporary ID card will:
NOT have your picture
NOT contain any special permissions you may have to enter other areas
NOT allow you to check out books at the library
NOT be usable at any dining facilities (you will be required to fill out a charge slip)
Yes. We require a $10 minimum balance for both your Campus Dollars and Dining Dollars.
Dining Dollars are part of your meal plan and are valid only at campus dining locations.
Campus Dollars can be used to purchase meals, but can also be used to pay for services like laundry, printing, box office purchases and more. You can also use Campus Dollars off campus at specific businesses around Lewisburg.
You can load Campus Dollars, Dining Dollars, or both to your BUID. You add funds to each account separately. Campus Dollars can function as a safety net for your Dining Dollars. If you spend all of your Dining Dollars, the balance will automatically be deducted from your Campus Dollars balance.
Where can I add to my balance?
Online, Card Services Office or Finance Office
Online, Bison, Dining Office, Finance Office
How can I pay for my Campus Dollars or Dining Dollars?
Cash or check only
Cash, check or charge to your student billing account
Where can I use them?
Campus laundry venues, campus dining venues, Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore, Campus Theatre, participating downtown merchants, public area copiers
Campus dining venues
Is the program being expanded?
New downtown merchants are accepted as they become interested in the program.
Meets my meal plan requirement if I live on campus?
Students living on campus must purchase a meal plan each semester through the meal plan registration process
Are they refundable?
Yes, to your student billing account
When can they be refunded?
When you separate from the University
Are they transferable to another account or another student?
Where can I view my balance?
Go to the my Accounts section of myBucknell and click on Campus Dollars.
Go to the my Accounts section of myBucknell and click on Dining Dollars.
Campus Dollars are not transferrable to any other person.
Log on to the Laundry View site to check the status of laundry facilities on campus. You can reserve specific machines and see when the machines in your building will be available. You can even sign up to receive text message alerts when machines are available.
Your Campus Dollars account works like a debit card. Once you deposit money into your Campus Dollars account, you may use your BUID card like a debit card on campus and at some businesses in Lewisburg.
Yes. Your meal plan and Campus Dollars are two separate accounts. But please be aware that campus dining locations will withdraw funds from your Dining Dollars first, then your Campus Dollars.
Yes. Campus Dollars are accepted at all campus dining locations.
Yes. You need Campus Dollars to use any of the campus laundry facilities.
Depositing Funds to Campus Dollars and Dining Dollars Accounts
Your Campus Dollars account is automatically opened when you receive your BUID card. After your initial deposit, you can use your card to pay for laundry, meals and other services on campus and around Lewisburg.
You can make a deposit to your Campus Dollars online anytime using your checking or savings account.
You can also add funds in person during normal business hours. Please bring cash or a check to either:
130 Vedder Hall
Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
108 Marts Hall
Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Checks should be made payable to Bucknell University.
Yes, but please clearly note the amount you want to use for Campus Dollars.
Campus Dollars and Dining Dollars should be available within minutes of your completing your deposit.
Refunds and Closing Accounts
Once you make a deposit into your Campus Dollars, your balance follows you between semesters and years. When you graduate or if you withdraw from the University, your balance is refunded to your student billing account and your account closed.
No. Campus Dollars are only refunded to your student billing account when you separate from the University.
Yes. Any remaining balance will be refunded to your student billing account when you graduate or separate from the University.
No. We do not refund Dining Dollars. This account carries over between semesters and years, but is closed when you graduate or separate from the University. Dining Dollars are neither refundable nor transferrable, so you should plan on adding only an amount that you know you can use up before leaving the University.