Springfield card uses

Here's a list of the most common card services:

Card services at Springfield


You can bank with your i‑card if you open a PNC Bank Virtual Wallet Student account and link your student i‑card to it. A linked i‑card works as a debit card whenever you enter your PIN for purchases.

Campus debit (Campus Cash) and meal plans

Carry your i‑card and carry less cash! Learn more about Campus Cash and meal plans on the Campus Cash and meal plans page.


Having an i‑card can save you money on tickets and other purchases, such as:

  • Athletics event discounts. Students receive discounts on Athletics events tickets.
  • Performing arts event discounts. Students may buy discounted tickets to events at the UIS Performing Arts Center.
  • Shopping and service discounts. i‑card Perks are discounts that local merchants offer to i‑card holders.

Door access control

Many doors on campus can be unlocked and opened with ID cards, mobile devices, and other tokens. When you swipe or scan your token, units verify your current status and eligibility for their service. ID Centers and i‑card Programs do not authorize or control door access. The UIS campus police department assigns device-based access.

Door access is provided only to those who both need and qualify for it. For example, students and staff who live or work in university residence halls are assigned access to the appropriate door(s) in their hall.

Library resources

Students, employees, alumni, and others have borrowing privileges at Brookens Library.


Students assessed the General Fee may use Campus Recreation facilities when they present their valid i‑card. Employees and retirees with memberships present their i‑cards too. Visitors and other affiliate members use their Visitor IDs.