One Card Features

Your University One Card is more than just Identification. It serves as contactless access into buildings and doors. It is used as a transactional tool, similar to a credit card, for meal plans and eaglebucks usage. As a student your One Card will give you access to University Events, to the University Fitness facilities and more.

Please see the details below for short descriptions of the features of the One Card.


Residence Hall Access

Please contact One Card & Dining Services at (202) 885- CARD(2273) during business hours or by emailing if you experience access problems related to your residence hall.

All other building access requests must be sent to University Police at Visit University Police JUST ASK Knowlede Articles for further instructions.

EagleBucks and Dining Dollars

EagleBucks and Dining Dollars can only be accessed a University Issued One Card.

  • Once issued a One Card, students, staff, and faculty can immediately add EagleBucks.
  • Only students enrolled in a Meal Plan during the Academic Year may use Dining Dollars.

Value can be added at Add Value machines in:

  • Bender Library,
  • Anderson Hall,
  • McDowell Hall,
  • the Mary Graydon Center,
  • or the Washington College of Law Library.

Individuals with University credentials may also add value to your account through

Meal Swipes

Your meal swipes, a part of your meal plan, can only be accessed through your One Card at certain on-campus locations. Additionally, various locations participate in the meal exchange program, in which you may exchange a meal swipe for a certain set of items. Visit the AU Dining Services' website page for more information.

Library Card and Pages Per Semester Funds

Your One Card serves as your library card for Bender Library, the Washington College of Law Pence Law Library, and all libraries within the Washington Research Library Consortium.

As of 1/16/2018 University- allocated printing funds can no longer be viewed on 

Please log in at and click on ‘Summary’ on the left to view your available printing funds. 

Once the University-allocated printing funds have been fully depleted, your Eaglebucks funds will become the default payment for processing print/copy on campus. If you have any further questions regarding printing, please email

Visit University Library to learn more about library services.

Vending Machines

EagleBucks are accepted at most vending machines on the main campus and the Washington College of Law.


All washers and dryers in the residence halls require EagleBucks to operate. You can track laundry room availability on under the eSuds tab on the website.

Recreational Sports and Fitness

All students, staff, faculty, and alumni must present a valid One Card in order to use the Recreational Sports and Fitness facilities. Visit the Recreational Sports & Fitness to learn more about registration, the fitness facilities, and policies.