One card provides the combined functionality of identification, purchasing, and meal plan all in ONE Card. No need to carry several cards!
The Official University Identification card, which is required for all students, staff, and faculty.
Effective 5/1/2020, money can no longer be added to the chip
Students may surrender their card to the Panther Card Office and remaining money will be added to the student's account. Remaining money may also be used at any of the following locations before the end of Spring 2021 Semester.
Staff and Faculty may surrender their card to the Panther Card Office and a refund check will be processed. Remaining money may also be used at any of the following locations before the end of Spring 2021 Semester.
Java Beanery & Bakery
Union Food Court
Your Panther Card provides access to the University meal plan options - Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars, through magnetic stripe technology. The card number, which contains sixteen digits and is displayed on the front surface of the Panther Card, is used to link the card holder's meal plan to their card.
For additional information regarding the features and costs of each plan, please contact the Office of University Housing & Dining Services at 217-581-5733.
Dining Dollars can be used at any of the Residential Dining Centers, University Food Court, Panther Pantry, Java Beanery & Bakery or the Convenience Centers located in Carman and Thomas Dining Centers. On-campus residents receive tax-free purchases at any Dining Facility on campus when using Dining Dollars.
Add more Dining Dollars to your card at the Office of University Housing and Dining Services in the MLK Jr. Union.
Meal Swipes can only be used in the residential dining centers. Increase the number of Meal Swipes on your card at the Office of University Housing and Dining Services in the MLK, Jr. Union.