January 5, 2016 

By Amy McIff

UCardInside your wallet lies a cache of opportunity that’s waiting to be tapped. It’s your UCard, and it’s more than just an ID. Think of it as a VIP card that offers a multitude of privileges that are yours for the taking.

For the benefit of UCard holders both old and new, we checked in with the UCard office and uncovered 16 of the best perks that this valuable—albeit plastic—card offers University of Utah faculty and staff.

  1. A 10% discount at the University Campus Store
  1. Free rides on all UTA transportation vehicles—any time, anywhere
  1. UCash allows your UCard to work like a debit card. Add funds online through Blackboard, through the Apple or Android mobile app, at the UCard Office or at kiosks throughout campus
  1. $15 tickets to Utah Symphony and Opera performances; $10 tickets for students
  1. $5 tickets to select Kingsbury Hall performances (1 hour before show time)
  2. $15 tickets to same-day Ballet West performances
  1. Discounted admission to College of Fine Arts events (free for students)
  1. Discounted tickets to Pioneer Theatre Company productions (free for students)
  1. Discounted admission to Red Butte Gardens (free for students)
  1. Free shipping on select items at amazon.com when using a university email address
  1. $4 movie tickets at Holladay Cinema 6
  1. A 15% discount at J. Crew
  1. A 10% discount at The Pie Pizzeria
  1. A 15% discount at Red Robin
  1. $1 Crazy Bread at Little Caesar’s with purchase of a pizza
  1. Free access to library books and services

In addition to these, UCard offers a number of benefits exclusive to students such as discounted admission to Utah sporting events, free admission to numerous campus activities such as Crimson Night and access to a variety of student services.

UCard works to provide exceptional service by offering technology-based solutions to university students, faculty and staff by making access, identification and payment processes simple and secure.

For more information about UCard or its services, visit the UCard Office in Room 225 of the Olpin Student Union, visit their website or call 581-CARD (2273). http://www.ucard.utah.edu