Bison One Card Programs
Obtaining the Bison One Card
What is the Bison One Card?
Your Bison One Card is the only card you need on campus. It is your photo ID and a much more…
The Bison One Card is the official Howard University identification card and will identify you as a student or employee. All students and employees must obtain a Bison One Card and carry it at all times while on university property.
All new students, faculty, staff and contractors can obtain their Bison One Card at 2301 Georgia
Ave, Washington, DC 20059. The office is located on the first floor of the iLab (Bryant Street entrance).
For contractors to obtain a card, the sponsoring department must first submit a Contractor Information Request form to the Bison One Card Office. The form can be downloaded here (pdf).
There is a $10.00 replacement fee for lost or stolen cards, payable at the Cashiers Office, 2400 6th St. NW, Suite 115, Washington, DC 20059.
Using the Bison One Card
Bison Bucks is an account on the Bison One Card which allows for secure and convenient cashless spending on and off campus at many locations. It is a pre-deposited account that can be replenished by making deposits on ManageMyID.
To activate Bison Bucks, simply go to ManageMyID and register. After receiving the email and confirming registration, you’re all set to begin loading funds!
And it is easy to “load” Bison Bucks onto your card.
To deposit funds, Students can go to https://howard.managemyid.com to add funds in increments of $15 up to $500, check balances and view transaction history and statements. Parents and relatives can go to the https://howard.managemyid.com to add funds to a student’s Bison Bucks Account. Every dollar added is available to you and there are no transaction fees or minimum balances to maintain. Bison Bucks are also safe! Only you can use your Bison One Card for a transaction using Bison Bucks.
Save 10% over cash prices at all on campus Dining Services locations on the University and Law School campuses. Please see the participating locations list to learn all the places you can use Bison Bucks!
On Campus Locations
- Café/Coffee Shop
- College of Medicine Coffee Cart – Mudd Hall
- Howard Service Center Café – Howard Service Center
- Jazzman’s Café – Administration Building
- Blackburn Cafeteria – Blackburn Center
- Bethune Annex Cafeteria – Bethune Annex Hall
- Law School Cafeteria – Houston Hall
- Convenience Stores
- Bethune Annex Convenience Store – Bethune Annex Hall
- Blackburn Convenience Store – Blackburn Center
- Meridian Hill Convenience Store – Meridian Hill Hall
- Blackburn Restaurant – Blackburn Center
- Howard University Bookstore (HUB)
- Sankofa’s Cafe – Blackburn Center
- Blackburn PunchOut
- Sub Connection – Blackburn Center
- Pandini’s – Blackburn Center
- Mein Bowk – Blackburn Center
- WOW – Blackburn Center
- University Post Office
Select Pepsi and snack Vending Machines in student areas
(List Coming Soon)
All on-campus residence hall laundry rooms
Cookie's Corner – 1970 2nd Street NW; 202-986-2793
CVS Pharmacy – 1900 7th Street NW; 202-232-2201
CVS Pharmacy – 2129 14th Street NW; 202-299-0138
CVS Pharmacy – 3031 14th Street NW; 202-332-4865
CVS Pharmacy - 1000 U Street NW; 202-518-2978
Domino’s Pizza – 1926 14th Street NW; 202-232-8400
Florida Avenue Grill - 1100 Florida Ave, NW; 202-265-1586
Howard Delicatessen – 2612 Georgia Avenue NW; 202-332-5747
Manny & Olga’s Pizza – 1841 14th Street NW; 202-387-0025
Manny & Olga’s Pizza – 3624 Georgia Avenue NW; 202-723-1850
McDonald's – 2328 Georgia Avenue NW; 202-387-2111
New York Pizza – 2 Florida Avenue NW; 202-636-4545
Papa John’s Pizza – 1417 Otis Place NW; 202-667-7272
Pete's New Haven Style Pizza – 1400 Irving Street NW; 202-332-7383
Pizza Boli’s – 3738 N Street NE; 202-636-7272
Pizza Kingdom – 3254 12th Street NE; 202-832-7777
Potbelly - 2301 Georgia Ave. NE; 202-349-1611
Sport Zone – 2301 Georgia Avenue NW; 202-232-1395
Wings Over Washington – 204 Michigan Avenue, NW; 202-588-9464
Become a Merchant
The Howard University Bison One Card Office is always looking for new merchants to accept Bison Bucks! For more information on how your business can begin accepting Bison Bucks and to learn about the benefits to your company by becoming a merchant, please contact
The Bison One Card Office
Validated students with sufficient excess funds on their account may log on to BisonWeb to request a book voucher up to $750.00 per semester.
In addition, all recipients of an athletic book voucher or a book voucher for the Howard University Freshman Scholarship Program (e.g., Founders, Laureate & Presidential Scholars) may request their vouchers online using this system as well.
Students no longer need to visit the Office of Student Accounts to request a book voucher.
To utilize this system, please note the following criteria:
- You must be validated
- You must have excess funds (or a book voucher award) on your account
- You may request a voucher up to the amount of your excess funds to a maximum of $750 per semester
- You must have a valid Bison One Card
For the Fall semester, Book Vouchers are available from Monday, August 22nd through Friday, September 30th.
Meal Plans allow for the Bison Card (Howard University Identification Card) to be used at the Blackburn Student Center Cafeteria and the Bethune Annex Cafeteria for accessing meals. Each meal plan also offers Dining Dollars which can be used at on-campus dining locations.
Please download the 2012-2013 Meal Plan Authorization form here (pdf).
For more information about Howard University Dining Services, please visit their website: http://www.howarddining.com.