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OneCard Basics

To be eligible for an Otis College OneCard, you must be one of the following:

  • A currently enrolled BFA or MFA student
  • A currently enrolled Extension student
  • Full-time faculty member
  • Full-time staff member

How Do I Get A OneCard?

New registered BFA and MFA students obtain their OneCard through the online process which can be accessed through the admitted students dashboard. The first step for new students is to sign the OneCard Agreement. More information will be emailed to students once they submit the form.

Students, Faculty, Staff, and Extension Students can pick up their OneCard from the Office of Campus Safety and Security when they come onto campus.  The Office of Campus Safety and Security is open 24 hrs a day.

You must provide a government issued, photo ID.  All students must sign the OneCard Agreement.

OneCard Use

The Otis College OneCard is your multi-purpose ID card. Your OneCard must be presented in order to enter numerous campus buildings, obtain services, and utilize your meal plan (if you are a residential student). If you are an hourly paid employee, your OneCard is your swipe card at Kronos Timeclocks.

Safeguard your OneCard at all times and take action immediately if your card is lost or stolen (see Lost, Stolen or Damaged Cards section below).

Your OneCard may be deactivated and/or retained if inappropriate or illegal use is reported. If you are approved to have your OneCard reactivated, the $25.00 replacement card fee will apply. Your card and related accounts are non-transferable.

Owl Dollars (Declining Balance Account)

Owl Dollars apply to students, faculty, and staff and can be used to make on-campus purchases wherever the OneCard is accepted.

Funds added to your account do not earn interest. The OneCard is not a credit or debit card. and is not transferrable.

Add Owl Dollars onto your OneCard by going to GET and paying with a credit card or go to an Add Value Station (AVS) located in both the Student Life Center and the 2nd floor of Ahmanson Hall and pay with cash. No change is given from an AVS. Deposits made online or at an AVS will be available immediately on your account.

You may retrieve your OneCard transaction history and view account balances by logging onto your account at GET

Student OneCard Agreement

Sign the OneCard agreement and follow the instructions that are emailed to you after you submit the form.  Faculty and staff are not required to fill out a OneCard agreement.

Account Closure

Your account will be closed when you cease to be an Extension student (no longer enrolled), BFA and/or MFA student or employee of Otis College of Art and Design.


We will disclose information about your account to third parties for any of the following reasons:

  1. In order to complete a transaction requested by you
  2. In order to comply with a court order
  3. To fulfill a lawful College department or program request
  4. With your written permission