Your ACT Card

Your Action Card or “ACT Card” is your official student ID for The University of Alabama!

*New students must upload their photo by using the Online Photo Submission before coming to orientation.

The ACT Card is used for Bama Cash, Dining Dollars, meal plans, building access, NCAA athletic events, University recreation centers, the Student Health Center, campus entertainment events, and more!

On the card are three important accounts:

Bama Cash

Dining Dollars

Meal Plans

You can check the balance of these accounts and transactions at any time through eAccounts*.
*To check on the number of Meal Plan swipes remaining, login to eAccounts and select Board Transactions. Then select a time frame. You will see the number of Meal Plan swipes used out of the total number you started with. Subtracting these two numbers will give you the remaining Meal Plan swipes you have left.


ACT Card in Apple Wallet

Students, faculty, and staff can now add their ACT Cards in the Apple Wallet on iPhone and Apple Watch!

The University of Alabama is one of the first three schools to bring the convenience of the student ID card to the Apple Wallet. You can use this digital ID just like a physical card!

Instructions and system requirements can be found at ACT Card in Apple Wallet Getting Started.


ACT Card Replacements

If your ACT Card is lost, stolen or damaged, please contact the ACT Card Office at 205-348-2288 during business hours, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5p.m., or The University of Alabama Police Department at 205-348-5454 if after business hours.

When you contact the ACT Card Office or UAPD your card will be frozen so no one can use any funds or access that may be on the card. If you find this card and have not received a replacement yet, then it can be reactivated by bringing it in to the ACT Card Office inside the Campus Drive Parking Deck, also known as the “Bus Hub”, at 451 Campus Drive East, Tuscaloosa AL 35487.

Add the ACT Card to Apple Wallet and never worry about going without your card again! By adding the ACT Card to Apple Wallet if your card is lost, stolen or damaged then you can simply add your card to the Apple Wallet and continue using it as normal. You do not have to have a physical card to add the ACT Card in Apple Wallet, but if the physical card is lost, stolen or damaged, you do need to contact the ACT Card Office so they may freeze the card. Get instructions and more information at ACT Card in Apple Wallet.

For more information about replacement fees, visit ACT Card Policies and Fees.