The Mercyhurst University "OneCard" identification card is a "smart card" used for library privileges, access to the Recreation Center, entry to athletic events, dining and meal services, purchases at the Bookstore, snack and specialty food items at the Roost and Roost Express, located in the Laker Inn (lower level of the Student Union), Starbucks Coffee (Bookstore), the Anchor Express convenience store in Ryan Hall. You The OneCard also gives you access to services such as copying and printing as well as the Pepsi vending machines.

The OneCard, works on a declining balance system. A student can deposit money onto their OneCard either by sending a check/money order to the OneCard office or by paying in person (cash/check/credit/debit). There is also the option to add funds electronically using the GET app.

Linking to PNC Bank Card

You can link your PNC Bank account to your student ID so you can use your Mercyhurst University OneCard to get cash at ATMs. There is no cost for this service and you get the convenience of carrying one card around campus. For more information, visit the PNC website.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the OneCard?

It is a multi-purpose identification card that accesses all privileges on and off campus. Students living in residence halls will use it to gain entrance. All students access meal plans and use it like a debit card for other spending across campus

When and where do I get a OneCard?

You will have your photograph taken for your ID card at either a photograph location set up on campus or in the OneCard Office. New students attending in-person Orientation will receive their OneCard that day. All other new students or employees will have their cards printed in the OneCard Office and will receive them at that time.

Does my ID card need to be activated?

No, once a student is registered and an account is created, the card is activated according to the options selected during registration. Upperclassman will retain their cards and will be given all services permitted to students. The account balance will be maintained from year to year and does not need “activated” for use. The university has only one ID so no matter where the card was made or whatever program, it will work everywhere.

Can I get a temporary card?

Yes, by going to the OneCard Office during normal business hours or if a resident in one of the freshmen residence halls or Ryan Hall by seeing your on-duty RA. Temporary cards have a limited use and will expire after seventy-two hours. 

I lost my card. What do I do now?

As soon as possible, contact the OneCard Office and report the card lost. Using the online service through GET, you can also report your card lost. Instructions are easy to follow and reporting your card lost protects the funds you have on the card from unauthorized use. Funds depleted from lost cards that were not reported are not recoverable.

If I lose my card can my account be put on hold?

Yes, you must contact the OneCard Office as soon as possible. Like a bank debit card your OneCard can access your OneCard funds. If the OneCard Office is closed, utilize the GET "Lost Card" feature. Failure to notify the OneCard Office will remove the possibility for investigation and possible reimbursement for any fraudulent transactions.

Where can I use my OneCard?

You can use your card anywhere you see the OneCard logo. This includes on campus

  • Athletic Events
  • Copy/Print Stations
  • Grotto Dining Hall
  • Roost
  • Roost Express
  • Library
  • Mercyhurst University Bookstore
  • Vending Machines
  • Ryan 501 Grill
  • Anchor Express in Ryan Hall
  • MIC Concession Stand
  • Café Diem in the CAE

What is GET?

GET is an app available in the Apple App Store or Google Play store. Look for “GET Mobile” and download the app. When it opens, underneath the login section you need to find the “Not Registered? Sign up now!” wording and start the registration process. It is quick and easy, but works best when you set up your account using your computer browser. You must use your Mercyhurst email address to register, but you can choose any password you want that meets the password requirements. Pick something you will remember. The OneCard office can help you if you have issues getting registered.

How can I make a deposit or put funds on my OneCard?

You can mail a check or money order to:

  • Mercyhurst University OneCard Office
    501 East 38th Street
    Erie, PA 16546

Make sure you include the student’s name and ID number in the memo section. Funds (cash/check/money order/credit/debit) can be brought to the OneCard Office located in the lower level of McAuley Hall – entrance is located at Police and Safety. Or you can use the GET app to add funds 24/7 electronically.

How can I check the balance on my OneCard?

Cardholders can get their account balances one of the following ways:

  • In person at the OneCard Office during business hours.
  • When using any on-campus terminal such as copiers, dining areas, and vending machines (the cardholder will see a display of their balance).
  • The cardholder can use the GET app to see their balances, usage history and deposit feature.

Can I put a slot or hole in my card to hang on my key ring?

No, your OneCard is very sophisticated. Internally there is a computer chip and wires that allow the card to be recognized by the door access control system. Any changes to the card will disable and destroy the internal structure. Do not put any holes in the card.

My OneCard will not work at my door or in the dining areas. What do I do?

You must bring your card to the OneCard Office during working hours. Your card will be checked and the problem will be fixed. Cards that are damaged by misuse, overuse, puncture or hole punching will be required to be replaced and the fee of $35.00 will be charged. Any card that fails without apparent damage will be replaced for free.

Contact Us

OneCard Office
Office: Lower Level McAuley (opposite the residence hall side)
Hours of Operation: MWF, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and TTH, 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 814-824-3640

John Patterson
Director, Protective Services
Office: Lower Level McAuley
Phone: 814-824-2514