What is the Deacon OneCard?
What is the Meal Plan/Food Dollars?
What are Deacon Dollars?
How many Deacon Dollars are needed?
How do I add Deacon Dollars?
What is the cost of replacing a Deacon OneCard?
The Deacon OneCard is the Wake Forest Student ID. It is also used for:
All on-campus students are required to purchase a minimum meal plan based on their housing assignment. If a student who lives on-campus does not choose a meal plan, the minimum plan for the student’s housing assignment will automatically be billed to the student’s account. Meal plans are also available for students who live off campus.
A student’s meal plan consists of block meals used in the Fresh Food Company (also known as The Pit) or the Magnolia Room. Meals are tracked by swiping the Deacon OneCard.
Old Gold Swipes that can be used at certain retail food locations on campus for combo meals. A listing of locations can be found through the Deacon Dining website.
A declining balance fund called Food Dollars that allows students to make food purchases from any eatery on campus (except Campus Grounds). Food Dollars are equivalent to U.S. dollars. Food Dollars can only be used for food purchases. NOTE: Many students and parents prefer using Food Dollars to ensure funds are set aside specifically for food purchases.
At any time, additional Food Dollars may be added to a student’s Deacon OneCard if needed. Students who live off campus and do not wish to have a meal plan may also add Food Dollars to the Deacon OneCard. This can only be done through the Deacon Dining website. Charges for Food Dollars do not appear on student accounts.
Unused meals and Food Dollars within a meal plan carry over from week to week through the end of the spring. Food Dollars purchased outside of a meal plan roll over from year to year until a student graduates or leaves the University. At that time, unused Food Dollars are non-refundable.
Meal plans are processed through Residence Life & Housing since they are packaged with housing assignments. Questions or requests to change plans should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.758.5185.
Student Financial Services cannot add or change meal plans or add Food Dollars to a student account.
Deacon Dollars are a declining balance fund that can be used for both food and non-food purchases at most campus locations. Deacon Dollars are equivalent to U.S. dollars.
IMPORTANT: The Deacon OneCard is not an acceptable payment method for tuition, housing and meal plan charges.
Deacon Dollars are accepted for:
Remember: Food Dollars are not accepted for non-food purchases.
Unused Deacon Dollars do not expire. They remain on the Deacon OneCard until depleted or until a student graduates or leaves the University. When a student graduates or leaves the University, remaining Deacon Dollars are transferred to the student’s account and any outstanding fees are deducted. Any remaining balance is refunded.
Although students will have different expenses, the University recommends that students place $1,000 per semester on their card for non-meal plan purchases. Below is an average breakdown of what a student might spend in Deacon Dollars.
|School supplies/study aids||200|
|Miscellaneous (Copy Center, Event Tickets)||100|
A fee is charged to replace a Deacon OneCard that is lost, stolen, damaged or malfunctioning. For more information, please click on the link below.