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Cards for Employees

All regular Dartmouth employees are entitled to a Dartmouth I.D. card. The Card is a convenient tool for campus-related needs and amenities, such as discounts to performances and movies at the Hopkins Center; entry to buildings with permitted access; and, use at libraries across campus to borrow books, journals, CDs and DVDs.

Your ID card can also be used to receive discounts at local merchants and national companies participating in the D-Perks program.

More information about the benefits programs offered by Human resources can be accessed by visiting the following links:;

For more information on the Benefits of the Dartmouth ID card, please consult with a Human Resources Consultant.

Obtaining an I.D. Card

To obtain a card, contact the Dartmouth I.D. Card Office. You must present a valid form of photo ID such as a passport or state-issued I.D. or Driver's License. Once a Dartmouth I.D. card is issued and entered into our system, reprinted I.D. cards do not require this verification.

Some departments require employees to wear the I.D. card as a badge. Please check with your supervisor to see if this is the case in your department. Please note, if your department wants you to wear your I.D. card as a badge, DO NOT punch a hole through the card. This will damage the proximity chip inside the card and the door access feature will no longer work.

Employee Spending Accounts

The Dartmouth Card Office prints I.D. cards and maintains the accounts available to cardholders. Once activated, the I.D. card accounts can be used to purchase meals or food items in the dining facilities around campus.

Employees are eligible for the following accounts:

Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Student Meal Plans

Did you know? DDS has employee meal plan options for The Class of 1953 Commons. For details, please visit the DDS website.

Contact DDS for more information!

Prepaid Discretionary Account

This account is similar to a student's Prepaid DA$H Discretionary account. This account is created with a zero balance, and cannot go negative. Once the employee prepaid discretionary account is created, it will remain in place. In the event that employment is terminated, the account will be disabled and any remaining funds will be forfeit.

A deposit must be made to this account before it can be used. Deposits can be made by:

  • Going online through the GET Funds deposit portal.
  • Calling the DartCard Office at (603) 646-3724 and paying by MasterCard/Visa supported Debit/Credit card.
  • Visiting the DartCard Office during business hours and paying by cash, check, or MasterCard/Visa supported debit/credit card. The DartCard Office is located on the main level of McNutt Hall, room 103. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 12:00, and 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

Employee Charge Agreement (Available to full-time employees)

Charges accrued using this account will be billed to the employee via paper invoice once a month. The bills are processed and issued through Accounts Receivable. Any payments made to this account must also go through Accounts Receivable. More details regarding the payment process are available on the back of the agreement form or by contacting Accounts Receivable.

An employee charge agreement form must be filled out to obtain this account. This form can be obtained from the Dartmouth Card Office and we create the charging account using the information provided on this form.

Last Updated: 11/3/17