Information for Faculty & Staff

While the Bowdoin OneCard performs many functions for students, it also is a helpful tool for Faculty and Staff.

Polar Plus Account

Benefits-eligible Faculty and Staff may have a Polar Plus Account linked to their OneCard. They can use this account for purchasing meals in dining halls and Jack Magee's Grill, at the Cafe and convenience store in David Saul Smith Union, in the campus Bookstore, at campus services for personal mailing and shipping, stamps and printing, and to purchase tickets and other services at the David Saul Smith Union Information Desk.

Amounts charged on this account are deducted from the individual's paycheck each pay period. Contact Human Resources at x3837 or download the Polar Plus Payroll Deduction Authorization form (pdf).

Building and Room Access

Faculty and Staff use their OneCard for building and room access in buildings on campus equipped for OneCard access as they go about their day. The card provides access to the building that you work in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you find your card is not providing access to spaces you need, contact your supervisor or department chair about authorizing additional access. You will not need to bring your OneCard to us for that to happen.