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, Dining Dollars (formerly called Points), 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. Information on Dining Dollars 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 Dining Dollars 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 Dining Dollars 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:
Meal Block plans offer varying combinations of meals, Dining Dollars, 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. Dining Dollars may be used at any campus dining location, and Swat Points may be used for campus dining or with any participating merchant.
- Garnet Plan 275 Meals + $300 Dining Dollars + $200 Swat Points
- Phoenix Plan 225 Meals + $400 Dining Dollars + $300 Swat Points
- Parrish Plan 160 Meals + $500 Dining Dollars + $400 Swat Points
- PPR Apartment Plan 160 Meals + $200 Dining Dollars + $700 Swat Points (PPR Apartment Residents ONLY)
- What are Dining Dollars?
Dining Dollars (formerly called Points) are offered in association with the student meal plan that you selected, and loaded onto your OneCard alongside your meals. Dining Dollars can be used exclusively at campus dining locations, including Sharples, Essie Mae's, the Kohlberg Coffee Bar, the Science Center Coffee Bar, and now the Crumb Cafe. Dining Dollars do not carry over to the next semester.
- What are Swat Points?
Swat Points are offered in association with the student meal plan that you selected, and loaded onto your OneCard alongside your meals. Swat Points can be used for campus dining, the Crumb Cafe, campus vending machines, at the Campus & Community Store (food, drink, and health and beauty products only) as well as at any of the participating off-campus merchants (food, drink, and health and beauty products only). All Dining Dollars 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, the Post Office, and the Swarthmore Campus & Community Store). Student Garnet Cash can also be used at any of the participating off-campus merchants and at all campus vending machines. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.