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First-Year Checklist

One unique privilege of being a Gamecock is getting a CarolinaCard to serve as your ID and a convenient option to pay for things necessary to college life, like text books, printing services and food. Get started with a few simple steps.

Getting Started

step 1

Accept the Cardholder Agreement

Log in to CarolinaCard Online and read and accept the Cardholder Agreement.

step 2

Upload Your Photo

Take your time and decide which image you really want on your CarolinaCard. Upload your photo and spend less time waiting in line.

step 3

Set Your Notification & Authorizations

Don't miss important reminders or lose out on some of the benefits of being a CarolinaCard-holding Gamecock.

step 4

Select a Meal Plan

There are a lot of meal plan options to choose from to keep you fueled for academic success!

step 5

Select CarolinaCash

Activate one of the most essential features of your CarolinaCard by depositing money to your account. Use our budget estimator to figure out how much to add. 

step 6

Download the GET App

You'll be able to access your account information simply and easy, from your phone. 

Connect your accounts through GET Mobile

  1. Visit
  2. Register using your VIP number and university email
  3. Confirm your registration via email
  4. Download GET MOBILE in the app store
step 7

Reserve Your Textbooks

You won't have to worry about beating the rush to the Russell House if you know your books are waiting for you. Find your course materials.

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