UNCW One Card

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Attention: In-Office Service Closed

The UNCW One Card Office is CLOSED for in-office service. Please follow instructions below for virtual service during this time:

  • New Freshman or Transfer Students who Submitted Photo Online Prior to Jan. 16: You may pick up your printed One Card at the Orientation Welcome Event on Tuesday, January 19 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Warwick Center.
    • If you are unable to pick up your One Card at the Orientation Event, please email onecard@uncw.edu to schedule an alternate time. 
  • New/Returning Students, Staff or Faculty One Card Requests: Submit your One Card photo online to the One Card Online Photo Submission. You will be contacted within 1-2 business days with a location for pick up. 
    • Photo must be taken in front of a plain white background. Not hats may be worn. You must be looking at the camera directly (not turned away). Please email onecard@uncw.edu with any questions. 
  • Student Meal Plan Requests: Please complete the Meal Plan Request Form online. Email mealplans@uncw.edu with any questions. All submissions will be processed within 1 - 2 business days.
  • Faculty/Staff Meal Plan Requests: Email the completed Faculty/Staff meal plan request form to onecard@uncw.edu. (Please note that we are only able to process payroll deduction plans at this time; all other meal plan requests will be processed once the office returns to in-person service hours.) Email onecard@uncw.edu with any questions. 
  • Bookstore Dollar Related Requests or Inquiries: Email bookstoredollars@uncw.edu. You will receive a response to your request within 48 hours. 

Please contact onecard@uncw.edu with any questions. 

Important information if you are unable to pick up your One Card:

  • Residence Hall Access: You will be able to access your residence building with your room key (contact housing@uncw.edu with any questions)
  • Meal Access: You may eat at Wagoner Dining Hall by informing the attendant at the front that you were unable to pick up your card during this time and providing your student ID number (begins with 850 and can be found in SeaNet) (contact campusdining@uncw.edu with any questions) 

UNCW One Card

The UNCW One Card is the official form of identification on campus.Your One Card allows the use of campus facilities, and provides safe, easy access to university services and events. With your valid UNCW One Card, you can check out materials at Randall Library, access meal plans or food dollars at campus dining locations, ride the Seahawk Shuttle and WAVE transit buses FREE and much more.

Seahawk Buck$ is the debit account feature of the UNCW One Card. With prepaid funds, you can make purchases at all food service locations, UNCW Bookstore, vending machines, student copiers, health center, pharmacy, UNCW Seahawk Mail, iPrint locations and iPrint Business Center, and more.

The UNCW One Card Online Management Center gives you access to view your account balances. For more information, view our handout.

How to Check Your One Card Balances

  1. Log in to the UNCW One Card Online Management Center 
  2. You will see a number of cards list on the left. Scroll down to find  the account you are looking for (i.e. Seahawk Bucks, Meal Plan, Food Dollars, Bookstore Dollars).
    • Your Food Dollar, Seahawk Bucks or Bookstore Dollars balance will be reflected on the bottom right side of the correct card. Select the card and scroll back up to see transaction information.
    • Your Meals balance will be reflected by clicking on the correct meal plan card listed at the bottom. Scroll back up to see available balance and transaction information. 

Getting Your UNCW One Card

New Student Instructions

New students should submit their photo online to the UNCW One Card Online Photo Submission found in MySeaport prior to orientation. For more information on how to submit your photo online, reference our One Card Photo Submission Guide.

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Graduate Student Instructions

If you are a graduate student, you need a Student ID as well. For more information go to our Graduate Student information page.


If you have any questions, please contact 910.962.3560 or onecard@uncw.edu.

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