Swiping Your USF One Card

There are more than 1,500 card readers in USF's One Card network, and each reader displays its current status.

Swiping Your USF One Card at a Card Reader

Swiping a USF One Card at a Card Reader

A reader with a solid or blinking green light indicates that the door is unlocked and a card swipe is not required for entry. (This occurs on most perimeter doors during normal operating hours.) A reader with a solid or blinking red light indicates that the door is locked and a card swipe is required for entry.

Swiping Your USF One Card at a C-Lock

Swiping a USF One Card When a PIN is Required

Some doors will not have a light illuminated when they are in the locked mode. Also, for added security, most doors to individual residence-hall rooms and offices (when equipped with a card reader) also require a PIN to unlock them.

When you swipe a card at a locked door, one of three responses is given: A green light indicates that access is granted A non-changing light indicates that

  1. you swiped your card incorrectly,
  2. your card is damaged and possibly demagnetized, or
  3. the card reader isn't reading cards at the moment.

For issues with a non-changing light, please visit our office or phone us to report the problem.

Quick Links

One Card Office
TEL: (415) 422-7663
FAX: (415) 422-6664
onecard@usfca.edu
Lone Mountain 130

Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 9 am - 5pm
Sat & Sun: CLOSED
The One Card Office is closed on all University holidays and over holiday weekends.
There are 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri hours during break and final exam periods.