FAQs about Notre Dame going cashless


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What does it mean to be a “cashless campus”?

On Monday, Aug. 1, Notre Dame transitioned to a cashless retail environment. The change includes transactions at Notre Dame food service locations, dining halls, concession stands and St. Michael’s Laundry, as well as dining services at Saint Mary’s College and Holy Cross College where the University manages operations.

Is cash no longer accepted anywhere on campus? 

Cash will still be accepted at the following locations: the Morris Inn, Rohr’s, the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstores, the Notre Dame Wellness Center, the U.S. Post Office, vending machines and privately operated businesses in LaFortune such as FedEx, the hair salon, barber shop, floral shop and 1st Source Bank. Cash donations will still be accepted at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the Grotto. Cash is also still being accepted for fundraising/donation events and residence hall food sales. 

What if cash is my preferred method of payment? 

For individuals who do not have a credit or debit card, kiosks have been installed in Duncan and LaFortune Student Centers where cash can be transferred to a Visa gift card to complete transactions on campus. The gift cards can be used anywhere Visa is accepted on or off campus at no additional charge. 

Students can also continue to add funds to Irish1Cards. For more information about depositing money to your card for use as Domer Dollars, visit irish1card.nd.edu

Why is the University choosing to go cashless? 

Cash has been used less frequently on campus over the past few years because of measures already enacted by several departments. University athletic events have successfully operated as cashless environments since the fall of 2021, including parking for games and concerts, and food retail locations have operated electronically through Grubhub since the fall of 2018. Furthermore, going cashless is cleaner, safer and more efficient. 

Will ATMs still be available on campus?

The change to a cashless environment will also affect the number of ATMs on campus. ATMs will continue to be available in the two student centers, but have been removed from other locations on campus.