Your Official University of Alberta Identification Card

New student for Fall 2019? Here's how you get your ONEcard.

  • If you have uploaded your photo, you can pick up your ONEcard at our card distribution event in Riverside Lounge.
  • Missed the deadline to upload your photo? No worries! We will take your photo at our card distribution event.

When is the distribution event?

August 21–23 August 26 August 27–30 September 2–5
Riverside Lounge NO CARD DISTRIBUTION Riverside Lounge Riverside Lounge
8:30 am–4:30 pm 8:30 am–4:30 pm 8:30 am–4:30 pm

* For regular office hours after our event, click here.

Government issued photo identification such as a driver’s license or passport must be presented to pick up your ONEcard.

Still have questions? Check out our FAQs or get in touch by email!

ONEcard: Your Key to Campus

You can use your ONEcard to access a wide variety of services across campus. Get your ONEcard today!


Account Balance

Need to check if you have enough for a muffin and a coffee? Check your account balance before making your order.

Account History

Manage your spending by looking over your transaction history.

Deposit Funds

Running low on money? Deposit funds on your ONEcard fast online using a credit or debit card!

Lost/Stolen Cards

Don’t know where your card is? Want to make sure it’s not being used for nefarious purposes? Put a hold on your ONEcard to keep it safe.

Upload a Photo

Have a great selfie that you love? Put it on your ONEcard!

Voluntary Meal Plan

Interested in eating at Lister Dining Hall and Peter Lougheed Dining Hall? Purchase a block of meals and tap your ONEcard for access!



Use your ONEcard to access campus buildings and services.

Copying & Printing

Swipe your card to print, copy or scan in colour or black and white at multifunction printers located across campus.


Students and Conference Guests living in Residence can use ONEcard cash to do laundry on campus.


Check out library* materials and book study spaces.

Meal Plan

Access your meal plan, dining halls and meal plan flex funds.

ONEcard Cash

Buy food and snacks at participating dining locations on campus.

Purchase merchandise at the University of Alberta Bookstore.


Purchase parking on campus with ONEcard Cash.


Ride transit* as part of the University's U-Pass and Staff LRT Program initiatives.

Information for Merchants

*access to services is based on student fee assessments and staff contracts.

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