What happens to my Gopher GOLD account when I graduate or leave the University?

We recommend you spend your Gopher GOLD balance prior to graduating or leaving the University.

You also have the option to close your Gopher GOLD account ($10 fee) if you have a larger balance and would like that balance to be returned to you.

It could take up to 1 full semester to receive your check.

If you do not close your account or spend your Gopher GOLD, after 1 year of inactivity on the account you will begin to receive inactivity fees.

How do I close my Gopher Gold account?

You may only close your Gopher Gold account when you are leaving the University. At this point, you may choose to close your Gopher GOLD account. However, there is a $10 closing fee. Because of this fee, we normally advise individuals to spend their remaining Gopher GOLD balance on campus purchases in order to utilize the most value from their remaining balance. To download a Gopher GOLD Account Closure form, please see the Policies and Forms page.

What is the benefit of using Gopher GOLD/Flexdine on the U Card over cash/credit card?

Having Gopher GOLD value gives students access to print things from computer labs and libraries (it is the ONLY way to pay for printing). Gopher GOLD is the only way to make purchases all over campus using a U Card. We also offer various discounts for Gopher Gold throughout the year, so students can save $ by taking advantage of these. FlexDine is tax free, but can only be used at UDS owned dining locations and C-Stores. Both of the accounts are available on the U Card automatically. You do not need to open either of these accounts.