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The MOUNTCard is your on-campus ID card, door access, dining card and more, including:

  • Access Card to Residence Hall & Campus Buildings

  • Meal Card
  • Mount Money (on-campus declining balance debit account)
  • Access to the ARCC
  • Access to Sporting Events
  • Phillips Library Card
  • ATM Card (for students who link their card to their PNC Bank account)
Please note, students are required to carry their MOUNTCard (student ID) with them at all times.


The initial card is free but if you lose your card, there is a $15 replacement fee that must be paid at the time of purchase. The Mount card is not transferable to another student. If your card is lost or stolen, deactivate the card by logging onto the MOUNTcard website, by emailing the MOUNTCard office, or contacting Public Safety. A temporary card can be issued by Public Safety during non-business hours and is good until the following business day.

Mount Money

Mount Money is the on-campus declining balance account. Mount Money is the same as cash and is accepted at many locations on campus. You can purchase items such as books, supplies and clothing from the Mount bookstore, postage at the on-campus Post Office, snacks and drinks from various vending machines, fitness classes, movie passes, trips offered by various offices, or food and grocery items at our on-campus dining facilities. Mount Money rolls over from semester to semester and year to year. A balance of $5 or more is refundable through accounts receivable when a student graduates or leaves the university.

Flex Dollars

Flex Dollars* are for your flexible dining account, and may be used in Patriot Hall, the Mount Cafe and at the Mount Bookstore (grocery items only). Purchases made in Patriot Hall and the Mount Cafe are tax-free when using flex dollars. All meal plans include varying amounts of flex dollars, but you can still use flex dollars even if you opted out of having a meal plan. You may deposit funds into your flex dollars account at any time during the semester. Deposits can be made by debit/credit card at or by cash/check in the Office of Accounting and Finance. Please do not deposit funds before the start of the semester. Flex dollars will roll over from the fall semester to the spring semester unless you drop your meal plan between the fall and spring semesters. Unused flex dollars are forfeited at the end of each spring semester.

Manage Your MOUNTCard

pnc banking logo Manage your money by signing up for the MOUNTCard website where you can add money, check balances, set alerts and budget your MountMoney, meal plans and flex dollars from one place. You may also link your MOUNTCard to a PNC Bank account to use it at any ATM.(Some fees may apply if using ATM's other than PNC.) The Emmitsburg campus has two PNC ATMs; one in the McGowan Student Center across from the University Bookstore, and at the National Shrine Grotto in the Miller Family Visitors center.

A Note About Safety for Parents

Parents, you can feel safe knowing that your student's residence hall is only accessible with the MOUNTCard, and that you can always add money to the card online for books, activities, food and bills. Unused Mount Money will roll over from semester to semester, and year to year. Flex dollars, used for meals, will only roll over from semester to semester. Any unused flex dollars remaining at the end of the spring semester will be forfeited.

Where to use your MOUNTCard

Same as cash at the following locations:

  • University Bookstore
  • Dining Services
  • Post Office
  • Athletics Concessions
  • Various Student Activities

Accounting & Finance Office, Bradley Hall 3rd Floor

So that we can adhere to social distancing guidelines, please continue to call 301-447-5348 or email before you come to the office.

Larry Shriner
Mount Card Operations