The StagCard is a student’s key to many opportunities at Fairfield and should be carried at all times while on campus. It serves as a library card, it may act as a debit card, and functions as an ID that qualifies students for discounts at the bookstore and other venues.
Obtaining a StagCard
All students, employees and long-term contractors of Fairfield University are required to obtain and carry a StagCard, which is the University's official identification card. All new employees will receive an authorization form from Human Resources. Contractors will receive an authorization form from their University sponsor. Students must be registered for classes (incoming freshman class excepted). Please bring government-issued identification (e.g. driver's license, passport) with you when you come for a card.
September through May
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
June, July, August
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - Noon
The StagCard Office is located in the John A. Barone Campus Center, room 110.
Office Phone: (203) 254-4009
Online Card Office: www.stagcardonline.com
Mail: StagCard Office
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
Your StagBucks are Accepted Off Campus! Check out where, here: StagCard Local Merchants
The StagCard has an App!
Download our app and manage your card from your phone! Our app allows you to view your account balances, deactivate and reactivate a lost card, and make a deposit* to your StagBucks account! Available for Apple and Android devices.
Your StagCard has a variety of uses; it can be used as a debit card, facilities access card, laundry card, meal card, and print card.
The StagBucks debit account is an optional prepaid account available to students, faculty, and staff. Funds deposited into this account can be used to make purchases at the University Bookstore, the University Activities Office (for discount Broadway tickets and other activities), campus vending machines, and food service locations throughout campus. This account will also be charged once Dining Dollars (purchased as part of a meal plan) and/or laundry or printing allotments are depleted.
View the listing of off-campus merchants that accept StagBucks.
Facilities Access Card
Residence Halls and Apartment Buildings
All residence halls, including the village apartments are locked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All full-time undergraduates can use their StagCard to access these facilities between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. After 11 p.m., your StagCard only allows you access to your campus residence.
Leslie C. Quick Jr. Recreation Complex
To access the Quick RecPlex, all members must swipe their StagCard at the front desk. All regular, full-time undergraduate students receive a membership to the Quick RecPlex. Other students, faculty, and staff may purchase annual memberships. Please call (203) 254-4140 for more information.
All University computer labs are locked 24 hours a day; you must swipe your StagCard to unlock the door. General usage labs are located in the the DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Dolan School of Business, and Donnarumma Hall.
The laundry account is a prepaid account provided to all students living in University housing. Each student living in the residence halls, village apartments, or townhouses is provided with 80 cycles per semester for on-campus washers or dryers. These cycles are not transferable to future academic semesters or years. If a student expends all of their laundry cycles prior to the end of the semester, the laundry system will automatically debit the student's StagBucks account provided funds are available.
Residence Hall Students: All students living in the University's residence halls are required to have a meal plan. Information regarding meal plan options is available from the Food Service (Sodexo) Office in the Barone Campus Center, Room 404, and the StagCard Office in the Barone Campus Center, Room 110. Students can change their meal plans the first two weeks of each semester online at mealplans.fairfield.edu.
Apartment, Townhouse, Commuting, and Off-Campus Residents: Upperclassmen living in the apartments or townhouses, or students who commute or live off-campus may chose to purchase a meal plan. Brochures with meal plan options are sent home before the beginning of each semester. Payment is not required at the time of purchase; your student account will be billed. Students may purchase these meal plans throughout the semester at the StagCard Office in the Barone Campus Center.
Meal plan changes are allowed the first two weeks of each semester; to purchase or change a meal plan please visit mealplans.fairfield.edu.
For more information on meal plan offerings, please visit www.fairfielddiningservices.com
Print Card - StagPrint
The StagPrint account is a prepaid account provided to all Fairfield University students. Please see www.fairfield.edu/stagprint for more information.
StagPrint is the name of the University's free-print allotment account. All full-time undergraduate students receive $25.00 in free prints per semester, with all other students receiving $5.00 per registered course. A print management system was first implemented in September 2003 in an effort to reduce waste and control costs related to a previously unregulated system of public access printers. Please note that StagPrint balances do not carry over to future semesters or academic years.
Fairfield University now uses WEPA to manage its public-access printers. WEPA, which is an acronym for Wireless Everywhere, Print Anywhere, allows users to send their print jobs to the cloud, and then release them at their convenience from one of ten kiosks around campus, and from any WEPA kiosk nationwide. The WEPA system launched January 14, 2013.
WEPA kiosks have been placed in the following locations:
To access your StagPrint account:
Checking your StagPrint Balance
The balance that appears when you swipe your StagCard is the combination of your StagPrint balance and your StagBucks balance. To see exactly what your account balances are, log on to www.stagcardonline.com with your NetID and password. If you do not have a StagPrint balance and should, please contact the StagCard Office at email@example.com, or visit us in the Barone Campus Center, room 110. Please note that StagPrint balances do not carry over to future semesters or academic years.
How to Print (Android or Apple device)
Prices - Black and white (monochrome)
Prices - Color
Printing from Lab Computers
Printing from Personal Computers
Mac users, before installing WEPA drivers in OSX 10.8, start here
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StagCard Cardholder Agreement
Obtaining a StagCard (Fairfield University Identification Card)
The StagCard is intended to be used the entire time an individual is associated with Fairfield University. It is not necessary to obtain a new card each semester or academic year. In order to receive a new StagCard, an individual must present a valid form of photo identification (driver's license, passport, or government issued ID) at the time of application. The card must be carried at all times while on campus and must be presented to University officials upon request. The card is the property of Fairfield University and is non-transferable. It must be presented to make a purchase or transaction and shall be the only means of accessing the cardholder's account.
Lost or Stolen Cards
You must report lost or stolen StagCards immediately to safeguard your account and access privileges. Report your lost or stolen card to the StagCard Office in the Kelley Center during business hours.
Outside of regular business hours, lost or stolen cards can be reported to the University's Department of Public Safety or to www.stagcardonline.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Once your card is reported lost or stolen, it is deactivated and can no longer be used. Once a new StagCard has been issued, the old StagCard will be invalid, and, if found, cannot be reactivated.
There is a $25 replacement fee for lost cards. If a card is stolen, the individual must provide official documentation of the theft (police report or Public Safety report) to receive a replacement card at no cost; otherwise, the card will be considered lost.
Liability for Illegitimate Use of Accounts
If a StagCard is lost or stolen, the cardholder is liable for all transactions until the card is reported lost or stolen to the StagCard Office (during normal business hours), Public Safety (24 hours a day), or the online card office at www.stagcardonline.com (24 hours a day). Once reported as lost or stolen, the card will be deactivated. To reactivate a card that is found, the cardholder must request reactivation in person at the StagCard Office. Only the StagCard Office can reactivate a card, and an individual can hold only one valid StagCard at any one time.
Privacy/Disclosure of Account Information to Third Parties
The University will disclose information to third parties only when required to comply with subpoenas, court orders, or other applicable legal agreements or if the account holder gives permission through a written request.
Documentation of Account Activity
The cardholder can request a receipt at the time of purchase if the point-of-sale terminal is equipped to provide a receipt. Some locations are not capable of providing receipts. The remaining balance in the StagBucks account should be displayed at every point-of-sale terminal each time an account is accessed. The StagCard Office can always provide a balance, and balances for the last seven days of activity are also available through the online card office at www.stagcardonline.com.
Insufficient Funds/Off-Line Transactions/Negative Balances
Under normal conditions, the cardholder will not be able to overdraw an account. If, under certain unusual circumstances, an insufficient funds condition occurs, it is the responsibility of the cardholder to provide restitution. If the condition is not cleared, the insufficient funds amount will remain negative, and the account will be rendered unusable and/or the University may seek recovery from the cardholder.
The University will refund the cardholder’s remaining StagBucks balance upon graduation or withdrawal/resignation from Fairfield University. Refunds will be generated automatically after the individual is officially separated from the University. All refunds will be issued less a $25 processing fee.
No interest or other earnings will be paid to the cardholder or credited by Fairfield University for funds held in StagBucks accounts. Funds are deposited at the cardholder's discretion. There is a $25 fee for returned checks. Once the account is activated by making a deposit, any balance on the account will carry over semester to semester, or year to year, as long as the individual remains enrolled at or employed by Fairfield University. No refunds will be made prior to graduation or withdrawal/resignation. StagBucks are different from "dining dollars" and funds cannot be transferred between these two accounts.
Students who select a meal plan with associated Dining Dollars have the pre-determined amount of Dining Dollars on a semester basis only. Therefore, any balance in the Dining Dollars account does not transfer or carry over from semester to semester, or year to year.
Error Resolution Procedure
As soon as a cardholder believes that there is a discrepancy or would like information about a discrepancy, the cardholder should contact the StagCard Office immediately. The communication must include: (1) the cardholder's name and Fairfield ID number, (2) a description of the transaction in question and the discrepancy, and (3) the dollar amount of the transaction. The StagCard Office will inform the cardholder of the disposition of the matter within 10 business days after notification from the cardholder and will correct any error promptly. If the StagCard Office determines that there was no error, the cardholder will receive a written or verbal explanation for the determination. The cardholder may request copies of documentation used in the review.
The University reserves the right to charge a monthly service fee for a StagBucks account which has been inactive for a period of at least 12 months. Accounts inactive for 12 months or more may be closed and the account balance will become the property of Fairfield University.
The University reserves the right to establish daily limits on privileges to minimize misuse of funds on a lost or stolen card.
Change of Terms
The University may change any term or part of this policy by sending a written or electronic notice to the cardholder at least 30 days before the change is to become effective. The use of the StagCard on or after the effective date of change means that the participant accepts and agrees to the change. The University may apply any such change to the outstanding balance of the StagBucks account on the effective date of the change of terms and to new charges after that date. The cardholder's use of their StagCard indicates acceptance of the terms of this cardholder agreement.
Over time, the cards can become worn, damaged, or unreadable. Cards damaged due to normal or reasonable wear and tear will be replaced at no cost to the cardholder. The StagCard Office reserves the right to assess the $25 replacement fee for replacement of a card damaged due to neglect, misuse, or improper care, at the office's determination and discretion.