A safe and convenient way to buy the things you need.
Your Coyote Card will be your single most important piece of identification here at USD. This multi-purpose ID will be your identification, meal, and library card. You will use your card for residence hall access, laundry and vending machines, photocopies, printing, supplies and books and even as a debit card that can be used with campus and community vendors. Note: off-campus vendors accept Coyote Cash only.
Pay for any purchase with a single swipe - no change to carry, no receipt to sign - and because your photo is on the card, vendors are able to verify your identity before each transaction.
Types of Funds
There are three types of funds administered through your Coyote Card:
Coyote Cash - Coyote Cash is essentially a debit account that can be used at all flex locations, as well as many locations around Vermillion. Coyote Cash funds can be used all year round and remain on your account per policy. You may also use Coyote Cash at on-campus vending and laundry machines, as well printing finds when printing Pharos funds have been depleted. Please view the list of accepted vendors.
Flex - Flex dollars are the dollars that will come out of your selected meal plan each semester. You may carry over flex dollars from fall to spring semesters, but you CANNOT carry over after the spring semester. If you run out of flex, you may purchase additional add-on flex dollars. Remember to keep an eye out for promotions featured by Campus Dining! Bonus Flex dollars are frequently offered as an extra incentive to add Flex money to your account. Please view the list of accepted vendors.
Pharos - Any USD student with a current Coyote Card and USD username and password can print in any of the labs where Pharos Uniprint is available. Please visit the Coyote Card Office in the MUC to obtain a Coyote Card and visit Accounts Pickup to determine your USD username. There is a $28 Pharos allotment for each academic year. Once this allotment has been depleted you can add Coyote Cash for printing, there is a $0.07 charge per page for black and white printing and a $0.42 charge per page for color printing.
Where to use Pharos? You can use Pharos at the following locations:
- Academic Commons (1st floor I.D. Weeks Library)
- School of Business Lab (Beacom 240)
- School of Education Lab (Delzell 109)
- Computer Science Lab (McKusick 201)
- University Housing Labs
- Media & Journalism (Al Neuharth 207)
- School of Medicine
- Law School