Your uOttawa card is not only your official University of Ottawa student card: it is also a meal plan card, library card, photocopy card, gym membership card, access card and campus debit card! The uOttawa card combines many cards into one.

The uOttawa card combines many cards into one. The card is your: 

  • Official University of Ottawa student ID 

  • Pass to get into uOttawa fitness centres and gyms  

  • Library card to borrow materials and to print documents  

  • Building pass to gain access to buildings, labs, and classrooms 

  • Payment card for meal plan food at the Dining Hall 

  • Payment card for campus printing services and for laundry machines in residences 

  • Debit card to purchase items on campus and from our off-campus partners 

Students who have the Pay-as-you-go plan only have dining $, with no funds set aside for the Dining Hall. However, they can use their Dining $ account to pay the door rate at the Dining Hall, thereby saving the 13% tax.

Students who purchased a 5 day or 7 day meal plan also have a Dining Dollar account, allowing them to save the 13% tax on food prepared on campus at over 20 campus locations.

Add funds to your card and use it wherever the uOttawa card is accepted, including at our off-campus food partners, to pay for books, printing, photocopying, late fees, meals, and more!  Flex Dollars remain available to use for up to six years.  After six years of inactivity, funds remaining on your uOttawa card accounts will become property of the University and will no longer be available to you.

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Campus Store 

Make all your Campus Store purchases a breeze. 

Use your Flex Dollars to pay and avoid the lineup during peak periods in January and September. 

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Exams and the Health Clinic 

Use your uOttawa Card as ID to prove your identity and your student status. 

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Sports facilities

Scan your card to enter sports facilities. 

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Printers, photocopiers and the DocUcentre 

Pay at the printing and photocopying kiosks on campus, and make purchases at the DocUcentre

Avoid the lineup by using your Flex Dollars at the University Centre counter during peak periods in January and September. 

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Vending machines 

Tap your uOttawa Card on the reader and choose your item. 

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Use your uOttawa card to borrow books and to get into the library outside of regular hours.  

Did you know that you can use your uOttawa card to borrow materials from affiliated libraries (Saint Paul University and Carleton University)? 

Late to return something? Use Flex Dollars to pay your late fees at Morisset, Fauteux, and Roger Guindon libraries. 

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 Use your uOttawa card to purchase a wide range of everyday products at Pivik. 

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Use your uOttawa Card to use the laundry machines in residence: 

  • 90 University 

  • Hyman Soloway 

  • Leblanc 

  • Marchand 

  • Stanton 

  • Thompson 

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Off-campus partners

 Use your uOttawa card as a debit card for purchases from our off-campus partners

  • Food Frenz 

  • 3 Brothers Shawarma and Poutine (Osgoode Street) 

  • Gabriel Pizza (Rideau Street) 

Your uOttawa card could get you additional discounts. Several businesses and restaurants offer discounts to students.  Some businesses may require additional proof of enrolment in addition to your student card.  The University cannot manage how external businesses manage student promotions.