Frequently Asked Questions about the Manecard

How does Mane Card work?

Cards activate automatically for those students who are enrolled.

Where do I go if my card does not open my residence hall door?

Contact Housing & Residence Life located in Rivers Hall. (256) 765-5558

How do I check my balance?

Balances may be checked in your eAccounts, or you are welcome to go by the One Stop, where a OS Counselor will be glad to give you your balance.

How Do I Make Lion Loot Deposits?

If paying with cash or check, please see the cashier in the business office, 2nd floor Wendell Gunn Commons.

If needing to deposit cash after office hours (Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm) use the Mane Card cash machine located in the Collier Library (first floor by copiers).

To add using a Debit or Credit Card, click here

Can I make a Dining Dollar Deposit Online?

No. Dining Dollars are a mandatory fee or belong with a meal plan. If you would like to add money to your card, you can add Lion Loot, which can be used at all dining locations on campus, as well as in the Campus Bookstore, and in the Library for making copies and prints.

How do I get a meal plan?

Please visit your portal to add your meal plan. If you would like to change your meal plan during the first week of school, you can either change it in your portal, or email Student Accounts at

I lost my card, now what?

Mane Card - Report your card lost or stolen online immediately- After clicking the link and going to your eAccounts page, go to Card Services, and disable.

Have questions about meal plans?

Visit the Dining Services website.

Need a parking decal?

Visit Transportation Services in the GUC or click here to apply online.