Gopher GOLD vs. Dining Dollars

Gopher GOLD and Dining Dollars accounts both live on the U Card, but there are some distinct differences.

Feature Gopher GOLD Dining Dollars
Cash Equivalent $1.00 = $1.00 USD $1.00 = $1.00 USD
Tax Status Purchases Taxed Purchases Tax Free
Deposits
Rolls Over? Yes, as long as there is one transaction of $0.01 or more every 12 months. No, expires at the end of each spring semester.
Closing the Account Can close upon exit from University, $10 closure fee Cannot be closed

Where to Use Financial Accounts on the U Card

Outlet Gopher GOLD Meal Plan Dining Dollars Student 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 Northrup
Passport Office

*lost or replacement U Cards only