Use of Accounts

The Hawk Card enables students to access four separate accounts: Hawk Cash, Meal Plan Voluntary DD, and Dining Dollars. Each account must be funded prior to use and has unique rules for acceptance and the roll over of funds (see the summary chart below).

Hawk Cash:
Hawk Cash is a prepaid spending account offering a safe and convenient way to make purchases on and off campus.  It is designed to eliminate the need to carry cash. You or your parents must make a deposit to Hawk Cash prior to using it for purchases. Value in Hawk Cash rolls over every semester and year for as long as you are a member of the Saint Joseph’s University Community.

Meal Plan:
All resident students are entitled to unlimited meal access at the Campion Dining Hall plus Dining Dollars. Students living in on-campus housing units or off campus may choose to purchase a voluntary meal plan with a guaranteed number of meals per week or semester plus Dining Dollars.

Dining Dollars:
All students with a meal plan have meal access at the Campion Dining Hall plus Dining Dollars for use at Campion Food Court, P.O.D. Market, Cosi, Starbucks, P.O.D. Express in Merion Hall, Bellarmine Express, Mandeville C3 Express, and C3 – Learning Commons each semester. Dining Dollars are included on your board plan and roll over from semester to semester, but not year to year.

Voluntary Dining Dollars :
Voluntary Dining Dollars is a prepaid spending account that can be used at any on-campus dining locations such as Campion Food Court, P.O.D. Market, Cosi, Starbucks, P.O.D. Express in Merion Hall, Bellarmine Express, Mandeville C3 Express, and C3 – Learning Commons.  Value must be added into the Voluntary Dining Dollars and rolls over every semester and year.

To learn more about Student Dining, click here.

Locations How it Works Roll Over
Hawk Cash Campus Dining
Bookstore
Copy & Print
Student Life
Campus Mail Room
Off-Campus Business
Complete list of Accepting Locations
Amount of purchase price deducted. Roll over from semester-to-
semester and year- to-year.
Meal Plan Campion Dining Hall Unlimited Meal Access for Resident Students.
One meal or meal equivalent deducted with Voluntary Plans.
Valid during the semester in which it is purchased. If Voluntary, meals must be used either in the week or semester purchased, depending on plan.
Dining Dollars Campus dining locations only Amount of purchase price deducted. Rolls over from semester to semester but not year to year.
Voluntary Dining Dollars Campus dining locations only Amount of purchase price deducted. Rolls over from semester-to-semester and year-to-year.