Student Information

For general information about using your OneCard, please visit our FAQs page.

What are student meal plans?

There are five available student meal plans options, all offering different combinations of meals, Point, and Swat Points. Available plans include the Swat Unlimited Plan, and four meal block plans: the Garnet, the Phoenix, the Parrish and the PPR Apartment plan (this plan is only available to PPR Apartment residents).  Freshman and new students are placed on the Swat Unlimited plan, but may switch to the Garnet Plan before September 15th. Information on Points and Swat Points can be found below. For more detailed information on meal plans and instructions for changing your plan, please visit Dining Services.

 

Swat Unlimited Plan with $150 Points and $150 Swat Points

This plan gives you the ability to visit Sharples as many times as you want on any day, as well as 1 meal equivalency each night (maximum purchase of $7) at Essie Mae’s for a late-night snack after Sharples has closed, and 3 guest meals per semester This plan also gives you $150 in Points to use at any campus dining location, and an additional $150 in Swat Points to use for campus dining or with any participating merchant. Please note: If you choose a takeout meal from Sharples within a designated meal period, you will not have the option to swipe again during that period.

 

Meal Block Plans

  • Garnet Plan  275 Meals + $300 Points + $200 Swat Points          
  • Phoenix Plan 225 Meals + $400 Points + $300 Swat Points
  • Parrish Plan   160 Meals + $500 Points + $400 Swat Points
  • PPR Apartment Plan 160 Meals + $200 Points + $700 Swat Points (PPR Apartment Residents ONLY)

Meal Block plans offer varying combinations of meals, Points, and Swat Points. All Meal Block plans allow you to swipe a meal or multiple meals any day, any time of day, at any campus dining location. In addition, all Meal Block Plans include 1 meal equivalency each night (maximum purchase of $7) at Essie Mae’s for a late-night snack after Sharples has closed, as well as 3 guest meals per semester. A meal will be deducted from your block for each equivalency used. Points may be used at any campus dining location, and Swat Points may be used for campus dining or with any participating merchant.

What are Points and Swat Points?

Points and Swat Points are offered in association with the student meal plan that you selected, and loaded onto your OneCard alongside your meals. Points can be used exclusively at any campus dining location. Swat Points can be used for campus dining, Paces Cafe, at the Campus & Community Store (food, drink, and health and beauty products only) as well as at any of the participating off-campus merchants. All Points and Swat Points expire at the end of each semester and are nontransferable to any other account.  

What off-campus businesses will accept my OneCard?

Check out this continually updated list of off-campus merchants accepting Swat Points and Student Garnet Cash.

What is Student Garnet Cash?

Student Garnet Cash is a prepaid declining balance account accessed with your OneCard. With Student Garnet Cash, your OneCard  functions like a debit card. Student Garnet Cash can be used at any campus dining or retail location (Sharples Dining Hall, Essie Mae’s, Science Center Coffee Bar, Kohlberg Coffee Bar, Paces Cafe, and the Swarthmore Campus & Community Store). Student Garnet Cash can also be used at any of the participating off-campus merchants. Student Garnet Cash is not associated with your meal plan.

How can I add Student Garnet Cash to my OneCard account?

You may add Student Garnet Cash to your OneCard by logging on to the GET web site. Log in using your college credentials and click on the Add Funds quick link on the right.  You will receive a confirmation once the transaction has been completed.

Does my Student Garnet Cash expire?

Since it is not associated with your meal plan, Student Garnet Cash does not expire and will roll over from year to year.  A refund of any unused Student Garnet Cash will be issued after graduation or can be withdrawn from the college upon request.

What Academic & Administrative buildings will be accessible with my OneCard?

Check out this continually updated list of academic, administrative and residential buildings accessible with your OneCard.

What Residence Halls will be accessible with my OneCard?

Check out this continually updated list of academic, administrative, and residence buildings accessible with your OneCard. Information on the PPR Apartments Card Reader can be found here. Please note that your room key will not allow you entry into OneCard accessible buildings, and you will need to use your OneCard to enter.

What access do students have to residence halls?

If you live on campus, you will have access to your assigned residence hall at all times during the academic year. You will also have access to the other residence halls with active card readers 8 a.m.–midnight Sunday–Thursday, and 8 a.m.–2 a.m. Friday–Saturday.

What else do I need to know?

If you have any questions regarding the OneCard program, please contact us at onecard@swarthmore.edu.