Nautilus Card for Students/Parents
A Nautilus Card is a student's ticket to access all UWF activities and can also be used to make purchases on campus.
Count the ways to use your Nautilus Card
Nautilus Cards may only be used by the card owner. Cards presented by someone other than the owner will be held and turned in to the Nautilus Card Office. Examples of how students use their Nautilus Card include:
Access – With the official I.D. Card, students can use the resources in the Library, attend special guest lectures, athletic games, cultural events such as musical theatre or symphonic band concerts, use the HLS Facility, Aquatics Center, enter high tech labs and residence halls. The Nautilus Card also gives access to student activities such as movies, rock concerts, comedians, etc. Other miscellaneous benefits include access to the Local Area Network, and two ECAT bus passes per day, if needed to attend class.
Nautilus Card Declining Balance Account – Deposit money into this account and use your card to make purchases at any location on campus connected to the Nautilus Card system, such as Dining Services locations, Postal Services, Library copiers, WEPA Student Printing kiosks, vending machines and residence hall laundry machines. Visit the "How to Add Funds" web page.
Account Balance – Your balance will be shown on the card reader each time you use your card to make a purchase. Your account information is also online via MyUWF (Nautilus Card). Select "Nautilus Card Balance and Swipe History". This will allow you to view your card balances (both general and food), card swipe history (both financial and access) and meal plan information.
First-Time-In-College Mandatory Meal Plans – All FTIC students living in University housing are required to participate in the mandatory meal plan their first two semesters on campus (summer residence not included). There are 2 meal plans available for mandatory participants - the 12 meal plan and the 15 meal plan. The 12 meal plan is the default plan. Visit the "For Residents" web page on the Dining Services website for more details on meal plans.
Voluntary Meal Plans or Block Plans – Resident or commuter students may purchase a meal plan or block plan of their choice. Visit the "For Commuters" web page on the Dining Services website for details.
Dining Dollars - Dining Dollars come with Meal and Block Plans and are only good for one semester. Dining Dollars may only be used in Dining Service locations. If you need additional Dining Dollars, you may add funds to your Nautilus Card Declining Balance account. These funds will roll over from term to term and may be used in Dining Services locations as well as other locations on campus that accept the Nautilus Card. Visit the "How to Add Funds" web page.
Meal Plan Changes – If you want to change your meal plan, contact the Nautilus Card Office during the first two weeks of classes for the semester.