What happens if I lose my DragonCard?
Immediately report the lost or stolen card to the
DragonCard Office by calling 215.895.6095. The card will be deactivated
to prevent unauthorized use. There is a $20 fee to replace your lost,
stolen, or damaged card.
What if I just forgot my DragonCard at home? Do I need to buy a new one?
Students are permitted one temporary ID valid for one week and two temporary IDs valid for one day per term.
I changed my name. Do I need to buy a new DragonCard?
If you wish to have your DragonCard reflect your new name, there is a
$20 replacement fee to have your DragonCard reissued. Please note you
must first change your name with the Drexel Student Resource Center, if
you are a student, or with Human Resources, if you are an employee,
before the DragonCard Office can issue you an ID reflecting the name
My DragonCard photo is faded, but there is no visible damage to the card. Do I need to pay the $20 replacement fee?
No. As long as there is no damage to the card, a faded card will be
replaced at no cost. Faded cards that have any form of damage will be
assessed the $20 replacement fee.
Do I need to get a new DragonCard each year?
No, but if you are a student you do need to have your DragonCard
validated each calendar year. To receive a validation sticker, students
must be registered for the current term. Faculty and staff do not need
to obtain yearly validation stickers.
My DragonCard does not work for access to a building, what do I do?
If the DragonCard beeps at the proximity readers, but does not open the
doors, you have a working card but have not been granted access to that
particular building or service. Please visit the appropriate department
or facility manager responsible for granting access permissions for
that particular building or contact the Department of Public Safety for
assistance. If your DragonCard does not beep, you have a non-working
card and should visit a DragonCard Office for assistance.
Can I punch a hole in my DragonCard?
No. Punching a hole in the DragonCard will (either immediately or over
time) destroy the proximity chip inside the card rendering it useless.
There is a $20 fee to replace it.
I lost my current DragonCard, but found an old one, what do I do?
Bring the old one to the DragonCard Office to be reactivated. This
will also deactivate the one which is now lost. If you find the lost
DragonCard, bring it in to the DragonCard Office to be kept on file in
the event you lose the active one. This will also ensure you will not
have to pay a fee to replace it.
How can I use my DragonCard to eat in the Dining Center?
If you have signed up for a dining plan, your DragonCard is swiped by the cashier to allow access into the Handschumacher Dining Center and to use the dining dollars associated with your dining plan at the on-campus retail dining locations. You must present your physical DragonCard to access the meal plan. Cashiers are not authorized to allow access without it. For more information click here for Drexel Dining Services
Will I need another card if I activate Dragon Dollars?
No, the DragonCard is your all-in-one card. The Dragon Dollars account
is simply accessed using the magnetic stripe on the DragonCard.
Can my Dragon Dollars only be used at the on-campus dining locations?
No. In addition to the on-campus dining locations, the bookstore and many off campus restaurants and retailers accept your DragonCard as a method of payment. For a complete list of merchants click here
What happens when I make a purchase at an on-campus dining location and have both Dragon Dollars and Dining Dollars?
The on-campus dining locations will not deduct a purchase from your Dragon Dollars until your Dining Dollars have been depleted. Please keep in mind that the balance you receive after making a purchase at one of these locations is a combination of BOTH account balances.
If I put Dragon Dollars on my DragonCard, what happens at the end of the Academic year (end of Spring Term)?
Dragon Dollars retain their value as long as you are an active member of the Drexel community, so your funds will never be forfeited. If you leave the University, your balance can be fully refunded upon request.