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About the HawkCard

  • The HawkCard is a multi-functional card that also serves as the official identification card for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. While on the campus, all students, faculty, staff, and affiliates are required to carry their HawkCard. The HawkCard is yours to use. However, it does remain the property of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. It is not transferable under any circumstances and should not be used by another individual.


    In addition to being your ID, your HawkCard provides easy access to the campus library, residence halls, meal plans, vending, campus events, and much more! The HawkCard is an access device for prepaid, meal plans, meal plan onus points, and WEPA kiosk printing. It also allows access to campus activities and locations including but not limited to sporting events, plays, student activities, the fitness center and library.

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    The HawkCard can store prepaid amounts in a declining balance account that can be used as a convenient and cashless way to pay for purchases on and off campus. The area's most popular businesses accept the HawkCard, with more businesses signing up all the time. HawkCard funds never expire and can be used 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Once funds are deposited on your HawkCard, you can begin making cash free purchases at any eligible location. There is no service charge. More importantly, you only spend what is available to you so you never have to worry about an account overdrafts.