Gopher GOLD is money you can add to your U Card to make purchases all over campus using your U Card. The Gopher GOLD Account is the University of Minnesota declining balance account on the U Card — it is not a bank account.
- $1.00 in Gopher GOLD is equivalent to $1.00 in US Currency
- You do not need to sign up for your Gopher GOLD account. It is already available on your U Card
- You must have money in your account to spend it. You cannot overdraft or go negative. You can store up to $1000 in your Gopher GOLD account.
- Gopher GOLD is not just for students; staff and faculty can use it too!
Where to Use Financial Accounts on the U Card
|Outlet||Gopher GOLD||Meal Plan||Dining Dollars||Student Account|
|SUA Convenience Stores||✅||❌||❌||❌|
|Copy & Print Centers||✅||❌||❌||❌|
|M Food Co. Locations||✅||❌||✅||❌|
|U of M Bike Center||✅||❌||❌||❌|
|Weisman Art Shop||✅||❌||❌||❌|
|U Card Office||✅||❌||❌||✅*|
|Residential Dining Halls||✅||✅||✅||❌|
|Dining at Northrop||✅||❌||✅||❌|
|Campus Club (Lunch)||✅||❌||❌||❌|
*lost or replacement U Cards only