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Update on Bearcat Card System Upgrade

On Tuesday, July 22, UC upgraded to the latest version of the Bearcat Card system in order to provide a better user experience. The upgrade was successful and most on-campus Bearcat Card functions are back up and running.

It may take several days to get all off-campus locations converted to the new system. We anticipate all locations will be completely up and running by Friday, August 8.

To make deposits, please take advantage of the new link found at

Should you have any questions about your user experience, please contact the Bearcat Card Office at

Off-campus merchants who are up and running are:

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill


Elite Smoke Shop

King Wok

Subway, Calhoun St.

Wireless Technologies


Alabama Que

Ravine Street Market

Jimmy Johns


Keystone Bar and Grill


Rally House


Additional merchants will be added as their updates are completed. Please return regularly for the most up-to-date list.

Convenient, Safe, Widely Accepted, No Transaction Fees. Simplify your life! Use at 60+ locations on campus, and 80+ off campus!

Merchant Spotlight


Mr. Hanton's Handwiches

Whether your favorite is the Cincinnati Caviar or the Disco Inferno, Mr. Hanton's Handwiches' gourmet hot dogs are sure to leave you satisifed.

Starting as a food truck in Cheviot, OH, Mr. Hanton's Handwiches now calls Clifton home on Calhoun St. 

Check out the full menu to find your favorite.

Adding money to your Bearcat Card

We suggest adding at least $1,050 to your Bearcat Card each semester to cover basic expenses. Here's a breakdown of what those expenses could be:

Suggested Semester Budget Minimum Ideal
Textbooks $600 $900
School Supplies $97 $150
Laundry $75 $113
Photocopying $30 $37
Vending $21 $52
Convenience Items $67 $135
Other Food, Snacks $90 $225
Entertainment $70 $188
Total $1,050 $1,800


Win Awesome Prizes with Your Bearcat Card

Load $500 or more to your Bearcat Card by or before August 5, 2014 to be entered to win 1 of 6 awesome prizes. Prizes include: a $250 gift card to the UC Bookstores, personal printer, and more!

Three Ways to Deposit Money

• You or a parent can log onto your Canopy/Blackboard Account
• Stop by the MainStreet Connection Center in TUC, Level 3
• Use the load station in TUC, Level 2