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Visitor Gopher GOLD Cards & Summer Conference Cards

Visitor Gopher GOLD Cards & Summer Conference Cards

Visitor Gopher GOLD Cards (for non U Card holders)

Visitor Gopher GOLD Cards are cards available for people who do not have a U Card but would like to make purchases using Gopher GOLD, such as paying for printing at University Libraries or Print labs.

If you have a U Card, your Gopher GOLD account is on your U Card. You can load money into your Gopher GOLD account and swipe your U Card to make purchases using Gopher GOLD.

If you do not have a U Card, you can purchase a Visitor Gopher GOLD card at select Cash-to-Gopher GOLD Stations or at the U Card Office for $1.

Cash-to-Gopher GOLD Stations that sell Visitor Gopher GOLD cards:

Blegen Hall
Diehl Hall
Mondale Hall
Magrath Library 
Rapson Hall
Walter Library - 2nd floor & Basement
Wilson Library

Depositing to a Visitor Gopher GOLD Card

If you would like to deposit to your Visitor Gopher GOLD card, please visit the 'Deposit' page.

Registering Your Visitor Gopher GOLD Card

We recommend you register your Visitor Gopher GOLD card so that you receive monthly balance and account information emails. Registering your card will also allow us to connect you to the card if the card is lost and returned to the U Card Office.

Register Your Visitor Gopher GOLD Card 

Deactivating Your Visitor Gopher GOLD Card

If you lose your Visitor Gopher GOLD Card, and it was registered and you know the card number, you can deactivate it. You may then purchase another Visitor Gopher GOLD Card and have your balance from your deactivated card transferred to your new card. To make this transfer please email gophergold@umn.edu and include your deactivated card number, your new card number, and your first and last name.

Once a card has been deactivated, it can never be reactivated. 

Deactivate Your Visitor Gopher GOLD Card 

Summer Conference Cards

If you are attending a conference at the University of Minnesota you may receive a Summer Conference card with Gopher GOLD value loaded onto the card.

If your program did not provide you with funds or you wish to add extra Gopher GOLD to your card you may do so. Please remember that your card will be deactivated at the end of the conference and remaining balances will be forfeited. 

If you would like to deposit into your Gopher GOLD account on your Summer Conference Card, please visit the 'Deposit' page.

You can use the Gopher GOLD value on your card to purchase food or other items at campus locations that accept Gopher GOLD.

You may check your Gopher GOLD balance online anytime.