Your Official University of Alberta Identification Card

Incoming students - Fall 2020

Please note that in light of COVID-19, the ONEcard distribution process for Fall 2020 has been amended. Incoming students are required to submit a photo for their ONEcard by August 19, 2020. This page will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

ONEcard is closed for in-person business until further notice. We will continue to work remotely during buisness closures and monitor our inbox. Additional informtation and card services can be accessed via our website.

How do I get a ONEcard during campus closures?

  • Upload your photo
  • Request your ONEcard using our online card request form
  • Wait for your email confirmation on when/where to pick up your ONEcard (cards are typically available the following business day)


Note: This request form is for urgent requests for current residents or staff. All other requests should wait until campus buildings are reopened. Please check the UAlberta COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) Information for updates on building closures and upcoming academic terms.

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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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