PolyCard Services

Information Technology Services

PolyCard Uses

What can I do with my PolyCard?

Meal Plans

If you have a dining plan your PolyCard will function as your meal card. Simply show it to the cashier at restaurants on campus to make purchases against the plan.

Campus Express

Campus Express is a general use declining balance account connected to your PolyCard.  It offers a quick and convenient way to make purchases all over campus.

Use your PolyCard to buy books or school supplies at University Store, laser printing in open access computer labs, or beverages and meals at campus restaurants.

Add value to your account through the Cal poly Portal

  1. Navigate to http://my.calpoly.edu
  2. Choose the Money Matters tab
  3. Scroll down to the portlet labeled "Campus Express or Gold Plate Meals"
  4. Under the label click the "Go to My Account or Place Order" link
  5. On the left hand side of the next page you will see a menu, under the Campus Express heading click "Place Your Order"
  6. Review the provisions information and click "Agree"
  7. Complete the remaining forms
  8. With a successful purchase funds will immediately be available from your Campus Express account

Library Use

Your PolyCard is used to check out items and use certain resources at the Library.

SLO City Bus Transportation

Cal Poly has made arrangements with the City of San Luis Obispo to allow students, faculty, and staff with a valid PolyCard to use the city bus service for free to encourage ridership. Simply show your PolyCard to the bus driver to ride at no cost to you.

Lab Printing

Printing is 10 cents per page for black + white and 20 cents per page for color letter-sized paper. Printing is paid through the Campus Express account assigned to your PolyCard. View the PolyCard Printing page for detailed information.

Parking Permit

You will need to show your PolyCard when purchasing parking permits.

Health Center

If you need to use the health center for any reason, you will need to show your PolyCard to verify you are a student.

Use of the PolyCard for Campus Services

Departments seeking approval to use the PolyCard for campus services must complete one of the following steps via PolyData Warehouse and Support:

• Submit an Application Data Request
(For applications and services that require use of PolyCard data)
• Submit an Ad Hoc Data Request

For other requests for PolyCard data for university related purposes, contact polycard@calpoly.edu .

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