Vassar has a one-card identification card system. The VCard lets you into your residential house and serves as your library card, laundry card, Meal Plan card, VCash account, and your VPrint account. Each student will also get $100.00 in Arlington Bucks each semester. The Arlington Bucks account is separate from your Meal Plan and Vcash account on your Vcard, and is made available for use at our “off campus merchants.” When visiting any off campus participating merchant, these funds will be automatically used first when paying with your VCard. Once the $100 in Arlington Bucks has been depleted, then any off campus merchant purchases will default to the funds in your VCash account.
First-year students receive their VCard during New Student Orientation. It is your key to the residence houses. It can also be used to purchase books and other items at the Vassar College Store using VCash.
The VCard also carries the meal plan account; a meal plan is required for every student. Specifics about the meal plan can be found at thee Dining website.
The VCash account is on your VCard as well, which is also a prepaid account; this account is used for laundry machines in the residence houses, the copiers and printers across campus (when your VPrint quota runs out), vending machines, purchases at the Computer Store and Vassar College Store, 20 participating local off-campus businesses, as well as any eatery on campus.
VCash can be deposited either online (using Visa, Mastercard or American Express) or by going to the Service Desk (located in College Center) during the first month of every semester and charging V-Cash home to your student bill.
The VCard carries a VPrint account, credited once per semester with $32.50 (the equivalent of 650 prints) at no charge to you. If you exceed this limit the system will automatically start deducting from your VCash account for printing.
For more information or for a list of the participating businesses off-campus, please visit the Card Office website.