First-Year Students & Families

Welcome, First-Year Students & Families! The Dartmouth ID Card is an essential component to the College living and learning environment. Students will need to carry it with them at all times. It is necessary for access to residence halls, academic and social facilities, and campus events. It serves as your library and dining card, and provides various accounts to handle most of your financial transactions on campus.

Obtaining the Dartmouth Student ID Card

The Dartmouth ID Card will be issued to new students upon arrival for Fall Term. Student ID card pick-up is part of move-in events along with key pick-up and other welcoming activities. Please watch for more information from Dartmouth College, including a schedule for these arrival events.

If your arrival is scheduled before regular first-year move-in for Fall Term start, please be in contact with the program coordinating your arrival. Early arrival programs will be coordinating with our office. The program will be responsible for distributing the ID card for their participants. Please contact the program for details.

Campus Billing and DartCard Services is available for questions during our business hours:

Office hours are Monday through Friday: 9:00AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM to 4:00PM. DartCard Office is closed on weekends,  evenings, and College observed holidays. Campus Billing and DartCard Services is located on the main level of McNutt Hall in room 103.

Learn how to submit a photo for your ID Card. 

You will need to upload a legal form of ID when submitting the photo for your student ID. 

ID Card Financial Accounts

DASH Discretionary

This account is available for every student at Dartmouth. It is prepared on the system with a zero balance and is enabled through the ID card. Transactions with this account will only be possible after students and/or their families have made a deposit to the ID card account.

Deposits made to the ID card Discretionary account will always be the property of the student. Residual balances each term will carry-forward, term-to-term and year-to-year.

Like a prepaid card, the Discretionary balance will decline with each use. The ID card Discretionary account can be used for on-campus purchases such as the Sustainability Sale which takes place during first-year move-in. During the term, purchases are available for event tickets, workshop materials, equipment rentals, printing, and computer supplies -- among others.

We invite students and their families to make a preliminary deposit to start out the Discretionary account before their arrival on campus in the fall. More information on how to do so, will be provided in late-spring.

Dining Plan

Every undergraduate student is enrolled in a meal plan while living in Dartmouth housing or studying at Dartmouth. Your Dartmouth ID Card enables you to use your dining plan at the various on-campus dining facilities.

Entering first year students are pre-assigned to the Ivy Unlimited plan for New Student Orientation and through the Fall Term. Your meal plan becomes effective when you move into the residence hall upon arrival for your Pre-Orientation program (if appropriate) or New Student Orientation. The Orientation dining plan enables you to participate in all Special Catered Events throughout Orientation.

Please note, any questions regarding the dining plan should be directed to Dartmouth Dining. They can be contacted by email, or by phone at 603-646-2271.

DDS Charging

If the Dining Dollars portion of the undergraduate dining plan is exceeded, dining transactions can still be made using your Dartmouth ID Card through the DDS Charging account. Also, if dining transactions take place when the dining plan is not active, such as during interim or outside of an academic term, DDS charging can still be used.

This account also works at Collis Market, the on-campus convenience store, which does not accept the dining plans as a form of payment.

The accumulated DDS Charging account balance is reset each month, and the balance at that time is applied to D-Pay, the student's College account for tuition billing.

The owed balance of DDS Charging cannot be paid to the ID card on GET. The balance will be billed, and a payment can be made on D-Pay.

Administrative Fees and Fines

College policies and deadlines must be followed—any time they are not, a fee or fine may be administered. If that happens, the resulting charge will appear on this account. Such fees/fines may include a lost ID card, lost library books, late check-in, late insurance waiver, parking violations, etc.

Once each term, the accumulated balance is reset and the balance at that time is applied to D-Pay. 


GET Website and Mobile App

Students are able to maintain their ID card accounts through GET, a website service for cardholders to monitor transactions and view ID card account balances, as well as make deposits for Discretionary or pay Fees & Fines. Also, a helpful app is available to students for their mobile devices—it's free to install!

For students to access GET, all they need is their campus systems’ login credentials (NetID number and password) and DUO app for authentication. Though the site is a vendor supported website, it is specially linked so that students can sign-in using Dartmouth’s secure single-sign-on authentication. Students can access their account starting late-spring. Use the student link to start getting to know the website.

Don't wait make your starting deposit payment. Pre-fund your Discretionary account for purchases (like the Sustainability Sale on campus during move-in) and student organization fundraisers during the year as early as mid-May. Continued deposit payments are always available as needed.

Parents, guardians, or family members can make deposits to their student's ID card accounts through the guest deposit link.

As the ID card transactions are the student’s own financial transactions, there is no guest login for parents and other relatives. If students would like to share the details of their transactions with parents or other relatives, they are able to export reports from GET. Transactions can also be reviewed through the DASH Accounts tool on DartHub where date-ranges can be entered to filter the detail.

We invite students to learn more about their Dartmouth ID card. Please do not hesitate to contact us via email if you have questions about the DartCard – we'd like to hear from you.

Notes About GET Funds Deposits Online

Accepted payment card types: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. (We are not able to accept cash or check for ID card deposits.)

When accessing the GET Funds site, please be sure to use Firefox, Chrome, or Safari browsers from a computer.

Student users will have the best results using the GET Mobile app. 

For convenient, quick deposits to the Discretionary account, we recommend saving a payment card to the user account. Note: billing information is not required for the payment card. Billing information mismatches will cause the deposit attempt to fail. All that is needed is the payment cardholder name, expiration date, and security CVV number on the back of the payment card.


In the event of questions or concerns about deposit payments to the ID card account(s) from a credit or debit card, please read the disclosure.

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