Card Office

Please Note: 

The Card Office will be closed to walk-in traffic after 10:30am on the following Freshman Orientation Days:

  • Tuesday, July 9th
  • Wednesday, July 10th
  • Friday, July 12th
  • Tuesday, July 16th
  • Thursday, July 18th
  • Monday, July 22nd
  • Wednesday, July 24th
  • Thursday, July 25th

Access Campus

The Tommie Card is the official multi-purpose identification card of the University of St. Thomas. The Tommie Card allows you to:

  • Use dining dollars or guest meals on your meal plan
  • Spend eXpress account funds on and off campus
  • Access buildings and/or rooms on campus (i.e. exterior building doors, residence hall rooms, elevators, computer labs, etc)
  • Take the intercampus shuttle
  • Access to exercise and recreation facilities at the AARC and McCarthy Gym
  • Access parking ramps (if purchased)

Early Card Pickup

New students and faculty need to come to the Card Office to pick up their Tommie Card, after submitting their photo online. They can stop by the Card Office to get their Tommie Card no earlier than a month before the semester starts (See chart below). When you stop by to pick up your Tommie Card, don't forget to bring a government-issued photo ID (driver's license, state ID, passport, etc.).

Early Card Pickup Schedule
First Semester Registered for Class Earliest Date for Tommie Card Pickup
J-Term December 1st
Spring January 1st
Summer May 1st
Fall* August 1st*

*Incoming first-year students will get their Tommie Card during their Orientation & Registration session.

Hours of Operation

St. Paul Campus
Anderson Student Center, Room 253
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(651) 962-6069

Minneapolis Campus
School of Law, Room 252
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(651) 962-5100

St. Paul Campus Arches Close up

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Two Ways to Make Purchases Using Your Tommie Card

Tommie Card Funds

There are two ways to make purchases with your Tommie Card: using Dining Dollars, or using eXpress Funds.

On-Campus Only

Dining Dollars

Meal plans can be used at dining hall locations on the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses. Dining Dollars are additional funds that come with a meal plan and can be used at on-campus dining locations (cafeterias, coffee shops, retail locations) for food only. You can't add Dining Dollars to your account, and any remaining Dining Dollars at the end of the semester do not carry over to the next semester.

On & Off Campus


The eXpress account is a declining balance account that can be used at all on-campus locations as well as select off-campus businesses, now including Grubhub! Students, faculty, and staff can add money to their Tommie Card through the eXpress program by logging into CardCenter.

Students have 2 options for adding funds to their eXpress account. They can use the Bill Me function, which charges the amount to their student account, or with a credit card. If students use a credit card, they will get a 5% bonus at the time of deposit.

Parents and families can also make deposits into a student's eXpress account by logging into on a computer or by downloading the GET app on Android or Apple.

*Once funds are deposited into eXpress there are NO refunds until the student graduates or withdraws, or the faculty or staff member no longer works for the University. At that time if the balance is $10.00 or more, it will be refunded. We do not refund any amount less than $10.00.

Students on the quad

Growing Our Community

The Tommie Card can be used at over 20 locations near or around campus, including Davanni's, Coffee Bene and now partnering with Grubhub. Are you a local business interested in partnering with St. Thomas to accept eXpress dollars? Contact to inquire about becoming a partner location today!