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!
Why Use Gopher GOLD?
Gopher GOLD is also the only account on the U Card that can be used all over campus.
Because Gopher GOLD is a prepaid account on your U Card, you cannot overdraft or go negative.
We often offer discounts/promotions at different locations on campus when you use Gopher GOLD.
U Card lost or stolen? You can deactivate your U Card in the office or online, keeping your money secure.
No need to carry your wallet or cash. You just need your U Card with you to make purchases.
Gopher GOLD is the only way to pay for printing at libraries and computer labs on campus.
Get a new U Card? Your balance will automatically transfer. Balances also roll over each semester/year.