PCO Spring Break Hours 

The PCO spring break hours are Monday March 19 through Thursday March 22 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and closed Friday March 23.

Standard spring semester office hours resume March 26 and are Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm and Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.


What is a PantherCard?

The PantherCard is a campus identification card with your name, status at the University (Faculty, Student, Visiting Scholar, etc.), and University Identification Number.

What the PantherCard is used for?

  • Borrowing books from the Golda Meir Library and accessing the library after 7:00 PM
  • Accessing the Klotsche Fitness Center, Testing Center, Norris Health Center, and IT Services
  • Riding UWM Shuttles or B.O.S.S. transportation
  • Attending campus sporting events and activities
  • Attending Union Theater screenings and Peck School performances
  • When a Parking Pass is obtained, the card will grant access to enter and leave parking structures
  •  Meal Plan
  • Gold Account

Lost & Found Cards

Any ID card that is found should be immediately taken to the PantherCard Office located in the Union (office 143).

You can inquire about a lost card by calling the PantherCard Office at (414)-229-2231.

All lost PantherCards with active Resident or Gold Accounts should be reported on Get Funds immediately so that the accounts can be inactivated. or download GETMobile.

How do I know when I am eligible for an ID?

  • Faculty are eligible for their PantherCard after they have received a PAWS Account and a Campus ID Number
  • New Students are eligible for a PantherCard after they have been admitted to the University
  • Freshman receive their PantherCard at New Student Orientation
  • Auditors, if not already enrolled, need to provide proof to confirm their eligibility to enroll in classes
  • Requirements and eligibility may vary depending on the specific circumstances of the student

What will I need to get my Panther Card?

Another form of photo ID is required to receive an ID such as a State Driver’s License or ID, Passport, or Military ID

 $15 New PantherCard Fee 

All students pay for their first PantherCard. How each student pays may vary, some students may have the ID cost included in their New Student or Transfer Student Fee or another special program fee.

All other students can purchase an ID at the PantherCard Office for a $15 fee. Starting July 1, 2018 the fee will be $20.00.

Faculty and Staff may receive their ID free of charge through June 30, 2018. Starting July 1, 2018 the fee will be $20.00.

 $15 Replacement PantherCard Fee 

The fee will be waived for:

  • A legal name changes that is verified with the Registrar’s Office and PAWs
  • Change in University Status (Ex: Student to Staff)
  • Defective Card
  • Outdated PantherCard without an RFID chip

Starting July 1, 2018 the replacement fee will be $20.00.

Unleash the power of the Panther!

Your PantherCard offers two (2) service debit accounts, GOLD Account and Resident Meal Plan. By depositing money in advance of your purchases, you may use your accounts all across campus and at participating off-campus businesses! Students receive tax-free food at all participating on-campus UWM restaurants!

GOLD Account

All UWM students, faculty and staff are eligible to be GOLD Account members! Being a member may mean participating in a frequent buyers program, discounts at certain restaurants when using your GOLD account or tax-free food for students when purchasing from UWM on-campus restaurants.To activate your GOLD Account, go to, choose UW-Milwaukee, read and confirm agreement with all Terms of Use and register for your GOLD Account membership. Once registered, you may manage your GOLD account through your GET Mobile app (The Cbord Group, Inc.) or through a web browser at You may add money to your GOLD account ($2 convenience fee), track purchases and balances, send emails to request deposits be made on your behalf to friends and family, and report your card lost on the GET Mobile app.

You may also add money to your Gold Account from 8am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday in-person at the PantherCard Office in Union W143. Hours may vary during academic year breaks and holidays.

GOLD Account membership entitles you to:

  • Purchase food (tax-free for students) at all UWM campus restaurants.
  • Purchase food, merchandise and services at the Panther Shop, Restors, Recreation Center, Union Cinema, Union Marketing, Studio Arts & Craft Centre, Union Station, SARUP lab and all pay for print location at UWM.
  • Purchase laundry and general services at Sandburg Residence Halls, Kenilworth Square Apartments, and Cambridge Commons.
  • Purchase food at all participating off campus businesses (taxable).

Resident Meal Plan

Residents who live in Sandburg or Cambridge Commons residence halls are required to have a Resident Meal Plan. This is an a la carte debit plan where residents pay for what they purchase by presenting their PantherCard for payment at the register. Residents choose the plan level when completing the housing contract.

Your Resident Meal Plan can be managed in the same manner as your GOLD account, through the GET Mobile app. See the details on establishing your GET account above.

Resident Meal Plan membership entitles you to:

  • Purchase food (tax-free for students) at all UWM campus restaurants
    *Food purchased in the residence hall Cafes and Palm Gardens are discounted 50%.
  • Purchase food at all participating off campus businesses (taxable)

For non-residents, if you wish to have a meal plan or for more information on the Resident Meal Plan, call University Housing at (414) 229-4065.

PantherCard GOLD Account Contract Terms of Use

UWM Restaurants and local businesses that accept the Resident Meal Plan and/or GOLD Account: