There are several "money" and Meal Plan accounts available on the Redbird Card. The account you use will depend on a variety of factors, including your meal plan, semester, and whether you are a student or faculty/staff.
Note: When you first receive your Redbird Card, none of the following accounts will be active. They become active when you deposit money into the Redbird Account, sign a Residence Hall room and meal contract, or sign a Meal Plan contract for off-campus students or faculty/staff.
This account is the most versatile account as it can be used at every location which accepts the Redbird Card. When you wish to add money to your card, this is the account in which the money will be deposited, regardless of any other accounts which you may already have. The Redbird Account is available to anyone possessing a Redbird Card.
Residence Hall Meal Plans (for on-campus students) or Off-Campus Meal Plans (for off-campus students or Cardinal Court residents) use the Redbird Card for purchases. Visit Dining for more information.
Part of the money from a Meal Plan purchased from Dining is placed into this account. See the Location Sheet for where this account is accepted.
Accepted only at the Dining Centers open during the summer semester. Money from this plan may not be used in the vending machines or in the Bone Student Center.
When a card is swiped at a dining center and the system is offline due to equipment or software problems, the transaction is stored in the reader. As soon as the location comes back online, the reader will send all of the stored transactions up to the computer to be subtracted from the accounts.
If the cardholder did not have any money, or if he or she spent the remainder of the money before the transaction was sent up, the transaction goes into Offline Charges as a negative. When more money is added to the Redbird Account, the negative amount is cleared against what was added.