“Sometimes students aren’t aware of the many things their OneCard can do for them. Most students just think that it is a form of identification and that’s it,” says Dave Raiford, manager of SLCC OneCard services.
In addition to getting students into Salt Lake Community College Bruin sports games for free, the new and improved OneCard offers some unique perks.
“One feature, that some students aren’t aware of, is every semester the OneCard comes pre-loaded with 50 free prints to use at computer lab printers,” says Raiford.
Students can swipe their OneCard at a printer in the computer lab, and it will use the funds designated for printing first.
“The pre-loaded prints money is used first and is different from the Bruin Bucks funds that students can add to their OneCard,” says Raiford. “The 50 free prints resets every semester and doesn’t carry over, so it’s important to take advantage of the free prints.”
Students can also use their OneCard just like a debit card. With the Money Network enabled Discover OneCard, they can use it anywhere Discover cards are accepted. It acts just like a debit card.
Students can turn their OneCard into a Money Network enabled Discover Card by downloading the app from the iTunes or GooglePlay stores and creating an account.
“Students who set up the Discover Card option of their OneCard can get their financial aid as soon as it is available,” says Raiford. “This makes it so students don’t have to take any extra trips to the bank to deal with checks or withdrawals. It is available on their OneCard right away.”
Students who use their Money Network enabled OneCard at SLCC Health and Wellness Services can receive up to a 70 percent discount.
In addition to the discount, another benefit that the OneCard provides for students is a free one-hour massage.
“These massages are provided by licensed massage therapists from the SLCC Health and Wellness Services,” says Dee Harper, a receptionist at Health and Wellness Services. “You do need to schedule an appointment to receive your free massage, and we are booked out about a month.”
Students can get one free massage every semester, and each additional massage is only $30. There is a penalty for missed appointments and short notice cancelations. More information is available at the SLCC Health and Wellness website at www.slcc.edu/HW.
Students can also use their OneCard for free tickets to Grand Theatre Productions.
“Students get one free ticket per Grand Production,” says Meredith Entrikin, patron services coordinator for the Grand Theatre.
The Grand Theatre produces some events, and other companies rent out the facility.
“Students can get discounted tickets to both kinds of productions, so either way using your OneCard is beneficial,” says Entrikin. “Take the couple of minutes and go get a OneCard. There are so many things that it can do for you.”