Salt Lake Community College students might think that the OneCard serves only as their student identification. However, it’s a lot more than that.
One of the OneCard’s most beneficial functions is that it works as a UTA pass. Registered students can ride buses, Trax, and FrontRunner at no cost. The contactless chip on the card can be tapped to provide access to a relaxing commute without traffic. Plus, riding public transportation helps save money and our planet.
“In order to activate the bus pass, you have to bring it over to us [in Student Services]. We just turn on the chip. It’s like a two-second process,” says Joann (last name not provided), a staff member in Student Services.
In addition to UTA, Joann says students can use their OneCard for the Bruin Pantry, which has locations at the Taylorsville Redwood, South City, Jordan and West Valley campuses. At the pantry, students can pick up nutritious food for free.
“They can get up to four bags a month,” adds Joann.
Students may notice the OneCard also has a thick black magstripe on the back which provides accesses to Bruin Bucks, an “optional non-interest bearing” funding account. This account can be used at campus bookstores, copy centers, testing services, mail services and Quick Stops.
Students also get to print up to 50 pages for free each semester with a OneCard.
Even if the expiration date on the card has passed, the magstripe will continue to work for a registered SLCC student.
The OneCard is provided at no cost, since it is covered in the student fees. Registered students who don’t yet have a OneCard can visit the ID Center at Taylorsville Redwood Campus or the information desk at South City or Jordan campuses to obtain one.
Students can visit their nearest campus front desk or check the OneCard page for more information.