Gopher GOLD

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

OutletGopher GOLDMeal PlanDining DollarsStudent Account
Computer/Print Labs
SUA Convenience Stores
Bowling Alleys/Gamerooms
Library Printing
Information Desks
Copy & Print Centers
M Food Co. Locations
U of M Bike Center
Vending Machines
Weisman Art Shop
University Bookstores
U Card Office✅*
Postal Stations
Residential Dining Halls
Dining at Northrop
Campus Club (Lunch)

*lost or replacement U Cards only