Urbana card uses

Illini Cash debit account

Carry your i‑card and carry less cash! Illini Cash is accepted at University Housing dining locations, Campus Recreation facilities, Illini Union retailers, and other locations on campus.

PNC Bank account

Urbana students, you may bank with your i‑card if you open a Virtual Wallet Student account and link your i‑card to it.

Meal plans

Use your i‑card to access your meal plan, which is provided by Dining Services. Learn more about meal plan options or how plans work.


Students who have been assessed the Student Service Fee, and others who have purchased a membership, may use Campus Recreation facilities by presenting their i‑card or visitor ID.

Identification and access

Swiping or scanning your i‑card helps identify you for campus services, such as:


Having an i‑card can save you money. There are many discounts available to cardholders in Urbana:

Bus service

Students, faculty, and staff with valid i‑cards have free access to all Champaign‑Urbana Mass Transit District routes and services. Just show your current i‑card when you board.