or stolen cards
money to the card
The CarolinaCard at
The all-in-one passport to campus
life at USC, the CarolinaCard, is your mandatory permanent University
ID. CarolinaCard is required:
- for admission to student events on campus;
- for checking out books in Medford
- for identification purposes when on campus.
Your student/faculty/staff CarolinaCard is your permanent
USC ID card. To verify your identity, you must provide one of
the following at the time your card is made:
- United States Driver's License
- Military ID
All IDs are made in the Law Enforcement and Security
Office located in the Facilites Management Building.
Lost or stolen cards should be immediately reported through the CarolinaCard
website, available 24 hours a day through VIP.
You are liable for any unauthorized use of your lost or stolen CarolinaCard,
and all accounts on it, until the University is notified. If you find your
card, you can simply reactivate it through VIP the
same way you deactivated it.
The CarolinaCash account associated
with CarolinaCard can be used as a flexible spending card. Each
time you make a purchase, the amount of the purchase is deducted
from your account balance.
Use the card at::
- the USC Lancaster Bookstore and Campus Shop
- many drink machines on campus
Money to the Card
You have a choice of
convenient ways to make deposits to the card.
- Use the VIP system when you
pay your fees and select optional fees. At all other times of
the year, go to the Financial tab on VIP and
click on the CarolinaCard deposit button. Online VIP
require knowing the student’s Social Security Number and
- Credit Card deposits can be taken over the phone at 803-777-1708
(Monday through Friday only, 8:30 - 5:00).