Information for parents/guardians

The UVic ONECard is not only the official University of Victoria identification card, it's also a meal plan card, food card, library card, recreation membership card, U-Pass card and campus debit card!

The UVic ONECard gives and all active cardholders access to money in a safe and convenient manner. It provides access to a variety of campus services and is one multi-function declining balance card. This service will include a wider variety of services in upcoming phases.

Adding funds is fast and easy for parents/guardians or friends. With a few clicks of a mouse, you can add funds from anywhere in the world.

Why add funds to the ONECard account?

1. It’s easy

Gifting funds is fast and easy for parents. With a few clicks of a mouse, you can add funds from anywhere in the world.

2. It’s secure

If a card is lost or stolen, the ONECard website allows students to easily deactivate their card at anytime. Once a card is deactivated, funds are protected and cannot be used.

3. It offers peace of mind

You can be rest assured that your child isn’t spending their ONECard funds on non-essential items. Alcohol, cigarettes, prepaid cards, cash back and lottery tickets cannot be purchased with a ONECard.

4. There are no service charges

Unlike a bank account or credit card, the ONECard has no interest charges or monthly fees.

5. It makes a great gift

Gifting funds to the ONECard is a great way to send support and encouragement, even from far away!

How do I add funds to the UVic ONECard?

The university recognizes that students are young adults and responsible for their own finances.

However, if you wish to add funds to an account, you will need their student identity (9-digit V number) and DD/MM/YY of birth. Under no circumstance will the university provide any of this information to anyone other than the cardholder.

The most convenient way to deposit funds is to log in as a parent/guardian is to login to "gift funds to another person". You can add funds to a card online using Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or Interac.

What kinds of accounts are available?

There are 2 types of accounts available.

1. Flex account

The Flex Account gives faculty, staff, students and active ONECard holders a 5% discount on all purchases at University Food Services outlets.

Purchases can be made at the UVic Bookstore, Finnerty Express, Computer Store, CARSA (memberships/rock climbing wall) and UVSS food outlets.  Soon to be added - vending, laundry and printing.  The ONECard Flex will be carried over from one academic year to the next however, no refunds are permitted.

** Meal Plans used at the Village Market Convenience Store & Mystic Market General Store will come from the Flex account not the Meal Plan account due to taxation regulations.  


2. Meal Plan account

Parents, guardians and students can choose from a variety of meal plans to best meet individual needs, including a plan that saves on taxes. Meal plan balances will be transferred into a carry forward account for the nexxt year).  Meal plans are non-refundable.  

Plans are available for students who live on or off campus. For more information on how to choose the meal plan, consult the student meal plan pages.**

Is there a maximum amount of money I can deposit to a ONECard Flex Account?

Yes, we have a maximum balance amount on the Flex Account of $2000.00. 

If you'd like more information or have questions, check out the general FAQ section, give us a call or send us an email at