Student Information

What are Points and Swat Points?

Points and Swat Points are loaded on your OneCard in association with the student meal plan that you selected. Points can be used at any campus dining location. Swat Points can be used for campus dining or 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.

What is Student Garnet Cash and how do I get it?

Student Garnet Cash is a prepaid declining balance account accessed with your OneCard that works 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 and Community Store). Student Garnet Cash can also be used at any of the participating off-campus merchants.  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?

Garnet Cash does not expire and will roll over from year to year.  A refund of any unused Garnet Cash will be issued after graduation or withdrawal from the college upon request.

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

  • Matchbox fitness center and theater room
  • Science Center entrance and labs
  • Trotter writing center and media lab
  • Beardsley media labs
  • Kolhberg media labs 
  • Clothier labs
  • McCabe Library
  • Parrish Hall (1st floor)

Access to these areas is automatically assigned to you based on your enrollment in courses and labs. For Matchbox access, you will need to complete a waiver form online via MySwarthmore in order to be granted access via your OneCard. If your waiver for the Matchbox is up to date, you will not need to fill out a form.

What Residence Halls will be accessible with my OneCard?

The following Residence Halls require card access:

  • Worth Hall
  • Willets Hall
  • Alice Paul
  • David Kemp
  • Mertz
  • Parrish (3rd & 4th floors)
  • Dana
  • Danawell (Dwell)
  • Hallowell
  • Mary Lyons
  • Palmer
  • Pittenger
  • Roberts
  • Wharton

Please note that your room key will no longer work to enter the building, and you will need to use your OneCard.

What access will 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