Each new student, faculty, and staff member is issued a University OneCard photo ID. This card is intended to last the duration of your years at Valparaiso University. It is the cardholder’s responsibility to protect and maintain the condition of their card. The cardholder is responsible for all uses of the card and is liable for loss or damage.

The Valparaiso University OneCard entitles the cardholder to all privileges associated with their status. Rights and privileges associated with the OneCard are contingent upon active status as a student, faculty, or staff member.

Any person who alters or intentionally mutilates a University OneCard (including but not limited to applying stickers, pins or punching various holes in the card, etc.), or who uses the OneCard of another or allows their OneCard to be used by another, may be subject to disciplinary action. Valparaiso University shall not be held liable for any loss, cost, damage or expense, whether physical, financial, psychological or otherwise, suffered or incurred by the cardholder in connection with, arising out of, or in any way related to the use or attempted use of the cardholder’s OneCard by the cardholder or any other third party.

Your OneCard must be presented for identification purposes at the request of an agent of the University acting in the performance of their duties (i.e. Valpo Police Officer, Residence Hall Director or Coordinator, Ticket Takers, Ushers, Examination Proctors, etc.). Any cardholder refusing a request of University identification may be subject to disciplinary action.

Your OneCard may be confiscated by an agent of the University if:

  • Your OneCard is in the possession of an individual other than yourself, and that person attempts to represent themselves as you.
  • You present your OneCard as a valid student, but you are not valid for the term of registration.
  • You are withdrawn from the University.
  • Unauthorized use, sharing, alteration or duplication of your OneCard for any purpose will result in immediate confiscation.

Rights and privileges associated with your OneCard are nontransferable.

Your Valparaiso University OneCard acts as a stored value account, not as a credit card. No negative balances (with the exception of the purchase of text books from the University Bookstore), cash withdrawals or cash advances are permitted.

Under no circumstances may alcoholic beverages be purchased with your OneCard.

Disclosure to Third Parties: In accordance with the Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), your photograph is part of your educational record. As directory information, it can be released to campus officials for educationally related and university purposes. Valparaiso University will not release cardholder’s photograph outside of the institution, unless permitted or required by law, or with the cardholder’s permission.

Error Resolution: If the cardholder suspects an error on a receipt or transaction, contact the OneCard Office at 219.464.5131 or by email at OneCard@Valpo.edu. Contact must be made within 14 days of the transaction(s) in question. Failure to request error resolution in a timely manner could result in the loss of a refund. When making a request for error resolution, please furnish the following information:

  • Cardholder’s name and ID number (found on the front of your OneCard)
  • A description of the transaction in question and explanation of the discrepancy
  • The dollar amount of the transaction in question
  • Approximately when and where the error took place