Bison One Card - Summer Programs

Summer Programs & Summer Stay Guests


The Temporary Bison One Card is the official Howard University ID Card for Summer Programs Participants and Summer Stay Guests.

Howard University Students, Faculty, and/or Staff that participate in Summer Programs or as Summer Stay Guests are required to use their Bison One Card, which is based on their primary role, and will not receive a Temporary Bison One Card. When you come to receive your Temporary Bison One Card bring a valid photo ID, which can be a USA government issued ID (i.e. State ID, License) or a valid Passport.  All Bison One Card holders must carry their Bison One Card at all times while on Howard University property.

Cost of Temporary Bison One Card

The initial cost of a Temporary Bison One Card is $10 per card.  If the Temporary Bison One Card is lost or damaged, there is a $10 card replacement fee.

Methods of Payment:
1) Bison Bucks (utilizing a credit/debit card, no fees or surcharges)
2) Interdepartmental Charge Form (for internal HU departments)

The Temporary Bison One Card can be used for laundry, vending and at other locations, please click on the Where To Use My Card link.

Summer Programs

  • Provost Office Must Approve Summer Program.
  • Input participants information into PeopleSoft's ePAR system.
    • Note: When inputting the start date in ePAR make sure to have it at least 1 week in advance of the real start date of your program.
  • Contact Bison One Card Office to provide information of participants and to coordinate a photo date, to receive a Temporary Bison One Card.
    • Provide PeopleSoft ID Number, First Name, Last Name
  • Can contact Catering (Dining Services) for dining needs at 202-865-0217.
  • Can contact Residence Life for residence needs at 202-806-6131.

Summer Stay Guests

  • Contact Residence Life for residence needs at 202-806-6131.
  • Contact the Bison One Card Office to provide information of guests and to coordinate a photo date, to receive a Temporary Bison One Card.
    • Provide First Name, Last Name
  • Can contact Catering (Dining Services) for dining needs at 202-865-0217.

Photo Requirements for Digital Photos (for those who provide their own photos)

          A: Solid white or blue background
          B: Color photo
          C: Look at the camera
          D: Remove non-religious coverings
          E: Take photo of your head, with space around your head (top, sides and bottom)

Photos submitted to the Bison One Card Office will not be returned; they become the property of Howard University and will be used for official and administrative purposes only.

Bison Bucks for Summer Programs and Summer Stay Guests

Each Temporary Bison One Card cardholder is automatically assigned a Bison Bucks account.  Bison Bucks is a prepaid, stored value account available to all Bison One Card holders.  There are no transaction fees or minimum balances associated with the card.  Just load and use at a variety of places.  To see where you can use your card click on the Where To Use My Card link in the menu.

Bison Bucks will expire on October 1, 2017.  Discover, MasterCard, Visa are accepted.

How to Add to Bison Bucks

  1. Click on the My Bison One Card link.
  2. Click on Make a Guest Deposit.
  3. Type First Name in the "First/Given Name" field.
  4. Type Last Name in the "Last/Family Name" field.
  5. On the back of your card locate the 6-digit * number.

How to Use Laundry Machines (in Residence Halls)

  1. Look for a dryer/washer which doesn't have laundry within it and remember the number.
  2. Using the screen on the laundry controller select dryer/washer and then select the number of the laundry machine.
  3. Swipe your card.
  4. Load your laundry (with laundry cleaning agents).
  5. Select options on the dryer/washer.

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BISON ONE CARD OFFICE

iLab
2301 Georgia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20059

Hours 9am-5pm
Mondays-Fridays

202-806-2109