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The Bear Card
Mercer University provides all students with a multi-service picture identification card: The Bear Card. This electronically encoded card provides students access to dining halls, libraries, the residence hall in which the student lives, the University Center, and other designated facilities on campus. The Bear Card also serves as a University debit card, giving students the option to deposit money into their Bear Bucks account. It is a safe and easy way to pay for meals at food service locations, buy your books and school supplies in the bookstore, make purchases at vending and copy machines, and make purchases at a growing number of Bear Card merchants in the city.
If you have a Wells Fargo checking account, your Bear Card can be linked to your account and used as your ATM card. To learn more about the Bear Card, call Auxiliary Services at (478) 301-2929.
To activate the debit card function of the identification card, students simply make a deposit on their Bear Bucks account at the Bursar’s Office, on-line at, at a value transfer station (VTS), or in the Office of Auxiliary Services. If the Bear Card is lost or stolen, it is invalidated immediately upon the report of the loss.
Bear Cards contain internal components. Please handle with care. Damage to your card other than normal wear and tear (holes, water, pet damage, etc.) will result in a $35 Replacement Fee.
Bear Cards are non-transferable and a misuse fee of $50.00 will be charged to your student account should you voluntarily give your card out to another individual.