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Bearcat Card: Simplify Your Life

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The Bearcat Card is more than your UCID, it is a great way to simplify your life. You can manage your account, make deposits, and view your transaction history when you log into your Blackboard account by selecting the Bearcat Card tab. Use your card on campus, at the UC Bookstore, the library, Bleeker Street Café and all vending machines. Use it off campus at Shell, Subway, and Dunkin Donuts located on Plainfield Road.

Getting your Bearcat Card

New Students will receive their UCID/Bearcat card as a part of orientation.

In addition, new faculty and staff will receive their IDs as a part of onboarding. 

Deposit to your Bearcat Card

Use this portal to add funds to your Bearcat Card online. 

Bearcat Card University Site

The main Bearcat Card website has tons of additional resources like FAQ's, lists of merchants, account management, and even fun contests.

Get a Replacement Card

This is the process for replacement of a lost, damaged, or stolen UC Bearcat Card I.D.


Instructions for Activating a New Account: 

1. Making a deposit with a credit card online when you log into your Blackboard account and select the Bearcat Card tab

2. Calling the Bearcat Card office at 513- 556-2000 to deposit by phone 

3. Mailing a check to MainStreet Connection Center, 302 Tangeman University Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0217 (include your M-number)


Using Your Bearcat Card

1. Use your Bearcat Card to pay at participating locations and the amount of your purchase will automatically be deducted from your BCC account.

2. There are no fees and no minimum balance.

3. Your account balance carries over each semester, or you can request a refund at the end of spring semester.


PNC is UC’s Banking Partner

PNC Bank and the University of Cincinnati have teamed up to make banking easier. Use your Bearcat Card as your ATM card, too, when you choose to link it to your PNC checking account. There’s no fee to link.

Visit pnc.com/uc to find out more.

Look for our Bearcats Bargains on our website at uc.edu/bearcatcard. Follow us at Twitter.com/UCMainStreet & Facebook.com/UCMainStreet.


Stop by the PNC table during Orientation to learn more about Virtual Wallet Student - the smart, simple way to keep track of your money:

  • Check balances easily
  • Use the calendar to schedule spending and see Danger Days - alerts letting you know when funds are low
  • Sign up for Alerts - to get email notification when your balance falls below a specified limit or when a direct deposit occurs - You can even add a Parent Alert
  • And more student-friendly banking tools

It’s easy to make PNC your bank of choice.

  • Talk with us during Orientation
  • Visit pnc.com/uc
  • Stop by any PNC Bank branch
  • Call 1-877-PNC-1000

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Contact Information

Phone: (513) 556-2000
Email: bearcatcard@uc.edu