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Using Your Card

All students and employees of the university are eligible for a CarolinaCard. Your card serves as your permanent ID while you are at the university, and can be used to pay for books, services and food on- and off-campus.

Deadline for Meal Plan Downgrades

Fall Semester: Friday, August 31, 2018 at 5 p.m. You can make changes to your account by going to CarolinaCard Online



Getting Your CarolinaCard

Your USC ID allows you access to housing, parking and buildings around campus. Your first card will be issued free of charge. There is a $35.00 fee to replace a lost, damaged or stolen CarolinaCard. 

Replacing Your CarolinaCard »

Save time standing in line to get your CarolinaCard by using CarolinaCard Online to upload your photo and accept our cardholder agreement online. You will be notified when your ID is ready to be picked up at the Russell House. If you choose to have your picture taken at the Russell House, your ID will be made while you wait.

Uploading Your Photo »
Cardholder Agreement »

New to the university? Use our First-Year Checklist to get started.

To verify your identity, you are asked to provide one of the following:

  • United States Drivers License
  • Military ID
  • Passport

  

CarolinaCash

Add money to your CarolinaCard account for use on and off-campus as a simple and secure way to pay. CarolinaCash is accepted on all USC campuses, and can be used at any location where CarolinaCard is accepted. New opportunities to use your CarolinaCard are added every semester.

Manage your CarolinaCash online at CarolinaCard Online. When you graduate, you will receive a refund for any unused portion of your balance.

Depositing Money »
Off-Campus Merchants »

Where to Use Your CarolinaCard On-Campus
  • All Carolina Dining locations
  • The Alumni Association to pay for Student Membership fees
  • The Business Library in BA for copies
  • The Career Center
  • Carolina Styles Hair Salon (3rd floor Russell House)
  • The College of Arts and Sciences Computing Lab in Gambrell
  • Colonial Life Arena Ticket Office for tickets, shows and events
  • Colonial Life Arena at Select Concessions
  • Coliseum Box Office (coming soon)
  • Distance Education
  • Golden Spur (Russell House game room)
  • Hospitality, Retail & Sport Management (Coliseum)
  • Housing "Sign-Up" fees
  • The Law School Library for Copies
  • The Math Library in LeConte for copies
  • Parking Services in Pendleton and Bull Street Garages
  • Post Office
  • Quick Copy in the Russell House Underground
  • Russell House Information Desk
  • Strom Thurmond Wellness Center for equipment check out and other services
  • Russell House Game Room (Golden Spur)
  • Russell House University Bookstore
  • Russell House Post Office
  • Thomas Cooper Library for copies, printing and fees
  • Thomson Student Health Center for prescriptions or other fees
  • University Technology Services
  • Williams Brice Stadium at concessions near student section
  • Coke machines:
    • 1600 Hampton St.
    • BA Building
    • Bates House
    • Bates West
    • Blatt PE Center
    • Bull Street Garage
    • Capstone
    • Coker
    • Coliseum
    • Columbia Hall
    • DEIS
    • Gambrell Hall
    • Jones Physical Science
    • Law School
    • LeConte
    • Maxcy
    • McMaster
    • Patterson Hall
    • Pinckney Legare
    • Russell House
    • School of Music
    • South Tower
    • Strom Thurmond Wellness Center
    • Sumwalt
    • Swearingen Engineering
    • Thomas Cooper Library
    • University Technology Services
    • Wardlaw
    • Williams Brice Nursing 
  • Laundry machines in residence halls:
    • Bates House
    • Bates West
    • Capstone
    • Cliff
    • Columbia Hall
    • East Quad
    • Maxcy
    • McClintock
    • Patterson Hall
    • Pinckney Legare
    • Preston
    • Roost
    • Sims
    • South Quad
    • South Tower
    • Wade Hampton
    • West Quad 
  • All residence halls for access 
  • Snack machines:
    • 300 Main St. Engineering
    • Barnwell
    • Bates House
    • Bates House Bus Stop (Coming Soon)
    • Bates West
    • Blatt PE Center
    • Business Administration
    • Byrnes
    • Coker
    • Coliseum
    • Columbia Hall
    • Capstone
    • Currell
    • Gambrell Hall
    • Humanities Office Building
    • Jones Physical Science
    • Maxcy
    • McClintock
    • McMaster
    • Music School
    • Nursing
    • Patterson Hall
    • Preston
    • Public Health
    • Russell House
    • South Quad
    • South Tower
    • Strom Thurmond Wellness Center
    • Sumwalt
    • Swearingen
    • Thomas Cooper Library
    • University Technology Services
    • Wardlaw

 

Meal Plan

Carolina Dining offers a variety of choices, from traditional meal plans to those designed especially for first-year USC students. Your meal plan includes a limited number of CarolinaCard swipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night meals on-campus. 

Meal plans are purchased per semester and are mandatory for first-year students living on campus. Meal plans can be changed until the close of business on Friday at the end of the first full week of classes. 

Find a Plan »

Changes to Your Meal Plan

Fill out the Meal Plan Change Request Form for any changes you are not able to make through CarolinaCard Online. Meal plan refunds are deposited to Carolina Cash within 24 business hours of cancellation/downgrade.

Food Sensitivities

If you have a food allergy or intolerance, it is important to learn about the menu items we offer. Nutritional information, including common food allergens, is available at Carolina Dining. Representatives will want to meet with you personally to ensure that your specific needs are met.

Please also register with Student Disability Services so they may provide additional information and support.