How To Use Your OneCard

Your OneCard has two magstripes on the back of it and a contactless chip embedded within the card. It is important that you do not punch a hole into your card or misuse your card in a way that will damage the magstripes or the chip.

Mastercard® - Narrow Black Magstripe

The thin narrow black magstripe is used to access your Mastercard/Money Network® account only IF you have chosen to activate this account. This account is a fast and easy way to receive your refunds from SLCC. Use this magstripe to access your funds at an In-Network ATM or when you use your OneCard wherever Mastercard is accepted. Learn more about your Mastercard/Money Network® account.

On-Campus Accounts - Thick Black Magstripe

The thick black magstripe gains you access to your Bruin Bucks account, which can be used at all Food Service, Bookstore, Quick stops, and Printing Services (Copy Center) locations.  the OneCard is also used at open computer labs (printing only), Library locations, Events on campus, and the LAC.  If you have a Meal Plan account, use this stripe as well. Functionality through the black magstripe will continue to work as long as you are a current student, faculty or staff even if the expiration on the face of the card has passed. Learn more about your campus funds for use on-campus.

Contactless Chip

Your OneCard has an embedded Mifare DESFire contactless chip that is encoded to use on-campus at locations that allow you to pay for things with your Bruin Bucks simply by tapping the reader!  Look for this symbol
on contactless readers by the register to tap and go!Bruin Tap and Go

The OneCard can also be your UTA bus pass if you choose to purchase either a 30-day or semester service. You will use the embedded chip as well for this service.  It is important that you do not punch a hole into your card or misuse your card in a way that could potentially damage the chip.