The OneCard is the official identification card of Hampshire College and is issued to every student and employee.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
OneCard IDs are used for many services
- External door access: Merrill, Dakin, Greenwich, and Prescott 103 and 105
- Dining locations: Dining commons, Bridge Café, Kern Kafé
- Books, groceries, and supplies: The Hampstore and Mixed Nuts Co-op on campus and Amherst Books in downtown Amherst
- Libraries: Access to Hampshire College and Five College libraries, as well as interlibrary loan
- Athletic facilities: access to Robert Crown Center and Multisport
What happens when I use my OneCard? (for students)
|Location||Type of Store||OneCard Swipes Are:|
|Amherst Books, 8 Main St., Amherst Center||Bookstore/Textbooks||Added to student charge account. (1)|
|Bridge Café, Robert Crown Center, 2nd floor||Counter service café||Subtracted from your Dining/Hamp Dollars balance, or billed to student charge account. (2)|
|Dining commons in the center of campus||Buffet-style cafeteria||Based on the meal plan
Full meal plan: allows full access to Dining Commons for each meal period.
Partial meal plan: swipes are subtracted from your Dining/Hamp Dollars balance or billed to student charge account. (3)
|Duplication Center, Harold Johnson Library, ground floor||Copy Center||Added to student charge account.|
|The Hampstore, Harold Johnson Library, ground floor||Convenience store and gift shop||Subtracted from your Dining/Hamp Dollars balance, or billed to student charge account. (4)|
|Kern Kafé, R.W. Kern Center, lobby||Counter service café||Subtracted from your Dining/Hamp Dollars balance, or billed to student charge account. (2)|
|Mixed Nuts, Roos-Rohde House||Student-run Co-op||Subtracted from your Dining/Hamp Dollars balance, or billed to student charge account. (2)|
- It is suggested to call ahead to Amherst Books; due to labor shortages, they do not always have someone on duty capable of running Hampshire OneCard transactions.
- When a transaction is run at the Bridge Café, Kern Kafé, or Mixed Nuts it will be subtracted from Dining Dollars (if any available), Hamp Dollars (if any available), and then billed to your student charge account (up to $30/day in total transactions).
- Full meal plan students have access to the Dining Commons for one meal at every meal period, and for beverage and snack service between meals, for the entire semester. Full meal plan students cannot “run out” of Dining Commons access. For additional meal swipes in a meal period (guest meals or multiple visits within the same meal period), full meal plan students will be billed the current door price ($12.50 for the 22-23. The Dining Commons door price will be subtracted from Dining Dollars (if any available), Hamp Dollars (if any available), and then billed to your student charge account (up to $30/day in total transactions).
- When a transaction is run at the Hampstore, it will be subtracted from Dining Dollars (if any are available, food items only), Hamp Dollars (if any are available, all items), and then billed to your student charge account (up to $30/day in total transactions).
What Happens When I Run Out of Dining and Hamp Dollars?
Students can check their Dining/Hamp Dollars balance at any dining location as well as the Hampstore by asking the cashier. When Dining Dollars and Hamp Dollars are exhausted, up to $30 in OneCard transactions per day will be billed to the student charge account.
Please note that, for full meal plan students, the Dining Commons remains fully available for one visit per meal period and snack and beverage service between meal periods, even if students have fully exhausted their Dining Dollar and Hamp Dollar balance. If additional flexible funds are desired at any time during the semester, students can also add more Hamp Dollars to their OneCard using a Nelnet Hamp Dollars Upgrade form. Please visit the Student Accounts Office page for more information.
Getting a OneCard
Students are given their OneCard when they arrive on campus if they have submitted their photo ahead of time. Students that have not submitted a photo and new employees will need to schedule an appointment to have their picture taken to receive their OneCard. ID photos are by appointment only at the Campus Safety and Wellbeing Office at the Dakin Student Life Center. To schedule an appointment, please email email@example.com. For immediate assistance, call 413.559.5424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitting An ID Photo
Entering students should submit a picture before arrival so we can print your OneCard in advance. Please visit OneCard photo submission guidelines for the submission requirements and instructions. Current students and employees can schedule an appointment to have their picture taken by emailing email@example.com. This picture will also be used in the online campus directory and course websites.
Replacing a OneCard
A replacement OneCard can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and providing your name and ID number. New cards will be sent via campus mail, usually within 24 hours. A fee of $25 applies in all cases except:
- When you have a legal name change (not preferred name) processed through the Central Records Office.
- You have your OneCard in your possession (e.g., you have not lost it) and it is not functioning properly with only signs of normal wear and tear.
What should I do if my OneCard stops working, is lost, or is stolen?
If you have temporarily misplaced a card and know where it is, sign out a temporary card for residential use (not monetary) by going to the housing operations office (HOO) at in the Dakin Student Life Center, 413.559.5453 during business hours (9 a.m.-4 p.m.). After business hours, call 413.559.5424 to ask the Campus Safety and Wellbeing Office to let you into your space.
Email email@example.com to request a new ID, which can be picked up or put in your campus mailbox.