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Frequently Asked Questions

In order to keep a MAVcard in great working conditions, these steps should be followed:

  • Avoid putting your MAVcard next to any other card in your wallet. Putting it next to other cards can demagnetize your card and make it ineffective.
  • Avoid keeping your card next to your cell phone. A cell phone can demagnetize your card and make it ineffective.
  • Please keep your card in an area that the magnetic stripe will not rub against other sharp or rough surfaces.
  • Do not bend your card.
  • Do not expose the MAVcard to excessive heat.
  • Do not punch holes in the card, especially in the magnetic stripe.
There could be a number of reasons. Please bring your card to the MAVcard Office and we will diagnose the problem for you.
Sorry, but there is no way to reactivate the old one. The card is read by the numbers encoded on them, and when you get a new MAVcard it erases the old numbers and they aren't recoverable.
If the MAVmoney on the card is money that the student/parents have deposited, it will stay on the card until the student officially withdraws or graduates.

However, if it is the money that accompanies your Residence Life Meal Plan, it will not rollover at the end of the scholastic year. In between semesters the money will rollover, but not after the scholastic year has ended.

The MAVcard, though small in size, is quite smart when paired with our established software. Each point-of-use for the MAVcards are equipped with MAVcard readers. Each reader, dependent on their location and the type of payment they take, is then programmed to accept funds only from the appropriate account on your MAVcard.
Contact us in the MAVcard Office at 970.248.1059, or stop in and come see us on the first floor of the University Center.