Card Care

How to Care for your OneCard:

  • The cardholder is responsible for the care of the card.
  • The card should not be handled roughly or stored in warm or hot places (i.e. behind auto sun visors, in glove boxes, on dashboards, etc.).
  • Your card should not be kept in proximity of magnetic devices at anytime (i.e. television sets, stereo speakers, bulk tape erasers, radio transmitters, etc.).
  • Do not attach to key chains or carry unprotected in pockets, purses, backpacks, etc.
  • Do not affix stickers, pins or any other alterations or modifications to your OneCard ID.
  • Do not punch hole(s) into your OneCard
  • Cards should never be placed back to back with magnetic strips touching.
  • Damaged cards will result from negligence or improper care (i.e. putting the card through the dryer, using the card to scrape the windshield, etc.).

It is your responsibility to protect your OneCard ID at all times. If your OneCard is lost or stolen, you must report it immediately to the IT Help Desk at 219.464.5678 or VUPD at 219.464.5430. In the event that the loss is not reported to the appropriate officials, Valparaiso University will not be responsible for any charges incurred during that time.

Rights and Responsibilities:

  • Each new student/faculty/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 ID (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 ID must be presented for identification purposes at the request of an agent of the University acting in the performance of their duties (i.e. VU 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 ID may be confiscated by an agent of the University if…

  • Your OneCard ID is in the possession of an individual other than yourself, and that person attempts to represent himself/herself as you.
  • You present your OneCard ID 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 ID for any purpose will result in immediate confiscation. Rights and privileges associated with your OneCard are nontransferable. Your Valparaiso University OneCard ID acts as a stored value account, not as a credit card. No negative balances (with the exception of the purchase of textbooks from the University Bookstore), cash withdrawals, or cash advances are permitted. Under no circumstances may alcoholic beverages be purchased with your OneCard.