OneCards are a topic that should be on the minds of all new and returning Salt Lake Community College students.
“Just got my OneCard. Lookin’ slick. It’s got a nice little Bruin bear on it, and looks like a credit card,” said one Salt Lake Community College student, Justin Parkinson.
For students getting new (or swapping out their old) OneCards, there are many incentives to doing so. The first is the opportunity to win a free iPad 2. Second, by placing five dollars on the Bruin Bucks side of the card, students receive a free SLCC t-shirt and lanyard.
“We get a lot of students that come to put money on their OneCard, and are surprised to hear that they get a free shirt and entered to get a free iPad 2,” explained Salt Lake Community College employee Raymi Gutierrez.
Something that students will notice about this year’s new OneCard is that it can also serve as a pre-paid debit card through Discover. Students can place money on either the Bruin Bucks side or the Discover side to purchase items on Salt Lake Community College’s campus. The Discover side can be used wherever Discover is accepted.
Another feature of this card is that if you have a remaining balance in your SLCC fund from tuition or student fees, when set-up properly, that remaining balance will be deposited directly to your OneCard.
“It’s really cool that my OneCard can also be used as a debit card,” said SLCC student Brigett Whiteman.
“To be honest, I think that for Discover to team-up with a college seems like a good business move on their part… It’s awesome advertising and good for students to start to think about their own money and budgeting,” says SLCC student, David Cline.
Not only is the new OneCard able to be used as a debit card, it can also be used as a key. On some of the newer SLCC campuses such as Miller and Jordan, a swipe of the key card is needed to get into most of the classrooms and computer labs.
If you’re a SLCC student and haven’t picked up your OneCard, know that it’s a simple process. For returning students registered before summer semester that already have a OneCard, you can exchange your old card for a new one in the basement of the Student Center. However, for you new Bruins, it’s as simple as going to the information desk, located at the Student Center, getting your picture taken and then enjoying your new Salt Lake Community College ID.