Bearcat Card FAQs
1. How does the Bearcat Card work? Expand
The Bearcat Card is the same as your UC ID. The Bearcat Card is activated by depositing money into your account. Choose the amount of money that you wish to deposit. You can use cash, check, debit, or credit card. Once activated, you can draw on the funds by presenting the card when making a purchase at participating locations.
2. Where can I deposit money into my account? Expand
Money can be deposited at any time during the year at convenient locations around campus, our Web site canopy.uc.edu 24/7, at the MainStreet Connection Center desk on level 3 of Tangeman University Center (TUC), at Langsam Library on the 4th floor, Medical Science Building 1st Floor, or level 2 of TUC using the VTS (Value Transfer Station) where you add money on the spot, or call the Bearcat Card office at 513-556-2000.
3. Is there a fee attached to the Bearcat Card, or a minimum balance required? Expand
No. There are no transaction fees or minimum balance required for the Bearcat Card account.
4. Where can I use my Bearcat Card? Expand
5. What are the benefits of having a Bearcat Card? Expand
There are several benefits. It is convenient, fast, safe, and you don’t have to carry cash or credit cards. There are no transaction fees and a lost card doesn’t mean lost money if reported right away. Moreover, you can save money when you do laundry, make copies, or use on-campus vending machines. You can extend the flexibility of your Bearcat Card by linking it to a new or existing PNC checking account. Your Bearcat Card becomes your ATM card, giving you access to ATMs around the country and shopping almost everywhere pin-based debit is accepted.
6. What do I do if I lose my Bearcat Card or have problems with it? Expand
You should report lost cards immediately by logging into the Bearcat Card Web site at uc.edu/bearcatcard, and deactivating your card. Click Account Management & Deposit. Sign in using your central login. Click Card Services then deactivate or reactivate your card. Replacement cards can be purchased at the Keys & Badges Office, 4 Edwards Center at a cost of $35.00. You must report your lost card to PNC bank if your card is linked to your checking account. Go online at pnc.com/uc or call 800-531-1648. Bearcat Cards are updated every 30 minutes. All information and monies will be transferred to your new card at that time.
7. May I get a refund of money that I do not spend on my Bearcat Card account during the semester? And will I receive a statement? Expand
8. How and where can I get started? Expand
You can go online to deposit funds at canopy.uc.edu or stop by the MainStreet Connection desk in TUC to get started. If you deposit through the online service, you can go to uc.edu/bearcatcard and choose “Open an Account.” Fill out the required information, sign the form, and submit. If you want to extend the flexibility of your Bearcat Card by opening a PNC checking account and linking it to your Bearcat Card account, go to pnc.com/uc to get started today.
9. If I am an employee, what do I do to sign up for a Bearcat Card, or to use Payroll deduction? Expand
As an employee, you can go to uc.edu/bearcatcard and choose “Open an Account.” Fill out the required information for Bearcat Card Debit account, or Campus Services Charge account if you are an employee wanting to use payroll deduction. Sign the form, and submit it. If you want to extend the flexibility of your Bearcat Card by opening a PNC checking account and linking it to your Bearcat Card account, go to pnc.com/uc to get started today.