Visitor cards: Discover uOttawa card

Visitor cards, also known as Discover uOttawa cards, allow visitors and University employees to enjoy the same purchasing conveniences that students enjoy with their uOttawa cards. If you are visiting uOttawa or are a University employee, you may find the Discover uOttawa card can be very handy. Discover uOttawa cards cost only $3.

Where can I buy a Discover uOttawa card?

There are two ways to get a Discover uOttawa card

  1. In person at the uOttawa Card Service;
  2. At any cash-to-card dispenser and reloading stations located on campus
  • Morisset Library
  • Fauteux Hall (fourth floor, in library)
  • Lamoureux Hall (second floor, in library)
  • Montpetit Hall (computer lab, in Room 140)
  • Desmarais Building (Room 2129)
  • SITE (first floor, near the photocopiers)
  • 90 University (lobby)
  • Roger Guindon Hall (basement, in library)

How to purchase a Discover uOttawa card from the card dispenser and reloading station (cost of $3)

  1. Press “A”
  2. Insert funds ($5, $10, $20 only)
  3. Retrieve the card
  4. Tap the card to the reader (this will activate your card and load the balance onto it)
Where can I use the Discover uOttawa card?

The Discover uOttawa card can be used at a variety of locations on campus: check the locations that accept flex dollars.

How do I register my Discover uOttawa card?

To register your card, log in as a visitor. Enter your card number and PIN (which you can find by scratching out the shaded area on the back of the card). Once you've logged on, you can change your PIN, add funds and protect your funds if your card is lost or stolen. Keep your card number in a safe place so that you can cancel the card if you lose it.

We strongly recommend that you personalize your card by changing the PIN to an easy-to-remember number that is significant only to you. This will prevent someone from learning your transaction details if your card is lost or stolen. We also recommended that you come to the uOttawa Card Service to add your name and email address to your account.

How to I add funds to my Discover uOttawa card account?

You can load funds onto your Discovery card uOttawa on line or at any cash-to-card dispenser and reloading station or in person.

Online

Funds can be added at any time, day or night, by logging on as a visitor. On this secure website, you can load your card by using Visa, MasterCard or Interac on line (through BMO (Bank of Montreal), TD Canada Trust (Toronto Dominion), RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) or ScotiaBank). The minimum amount you can load on line is $25. 

Cash-to-card dispenser and reloading stations

Funds can be added at any cash-to-card dispenser and reloading station on campus. The stations accept $5, $10 and $20 dollar bills.

  • Morisset Library (first floor)
  • Fauteux Hall (fourth floor, in library)
  • Lamoureux Hall (second floor, in library)
  • Montpetit Hall (computer lab in Room 140)
  • Desmarais Building (Room 2129)
  • SITE (first floor, near the photocopiers)
  • 90 University (lobby)
  • Roger Guindon Hall (in library)

In person

Bring your Discover uOttawa card to the uOttawa Card Service to load it with funds by using cash, Interac, Visa, MasterCard, a certified cheque or a money order. Cheques should be made out to “uOttawa Card Service”. The minimum cash deposit is $5; we only accept $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 coins or bills. If you are not using cash to load your card, you must load at least $25 on your card.

Can I receive a cash refund from my Discover uOttawa card?

No, once funds have been loaded onto your Discover uOttawa card, they are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please refer to the back of the card and the Discover uOttawa card terms and conditions.

Access your uOttawa Card to:

  • View your balance
  • Add funds
  • Deactivate your card

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