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Monarch Plus

Monarch Plus is a prepaid debit account, placed directly on your University ID Card, designed for any student, faculty, or staff member of the ODU Community.

Your Monarch Plus account provides the flexibility and convenience of a debit card to use at any of our on or off campus locations.

  • Enjoy dining without the hassle of carrying cash or visiting the ATM everytime.
  • Use it as an alternate way to pay when credit card services experience issues.
  • Receive your remaining balance after each transaction, making it easy to manage your spending!
  • Add money anytime with a variety of payment options.
  • Your University ID Card has your picture on it so you'll never need to worry about anybody using your card except you.

It's that easy!

Managing Your Account

The Monarch Plus account is on your University ID Card, and works like an electronic checking account.

Checking your Balance

Whenever you make a purchase, your card is swiped through the card reader and the purchase amount is automatically deducted from the balance in your prepaid account.

  • Your balance will display on the reader or be printed on your receipt.
  • The cashier ends each transaction by checking your balance for you.
  • You can also manage your account online or come in to the Card Center for a report.

Adding Money

Making a Deposit

When you're running low at any time during the semester, you may add money to your account in a variety of ways:

  1. You can add money online at cardcenter.odu.edu

  2. In person at the Card Center. We accept cash, checks, money orders, travelers checks, VISA, and MasterCard.

  3. Mail a check using the student's UIN and name to the following address:

    Card Center
    Monarch Hall, Ste 1120
    Norfolk, VA 23529

NOTE: For security reasons we DO NOT take transactions over the phone

Parents Adding Money

Parents may add money to their child's Monarch Plus account using their child's ODU student UIN.

Add Money Online


If you are leaving the University, you can request a refund by going to the Card Center and filling out a refund request form. See Refunds for more information on how to request a refund on your account.

 Accepted Locations

Students can use their Monarch Plus accounts at a variety of locations on and off campus.

Dining Locations

  • Broderick Dining Commons
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Einstein's Bagels
  • JuiceBar Juices
  • Monarch Express at BAL
  • Panda Express
  • Panera Bread
  • Pizza Hut/Wing Street
  • POD Express Webb
  • POD Market Village
  • POD Market Quad
  • Qdoba
  • Raising Cane's
  • Rogers Riverside Cafe
  • Steak 'n Shake
  • Starbucks Chartway Arena
  • Starbucks Webb
  • Subway
  • Sushi with Gusto

Monarch Plus Off Campus Merchants
Business Address Phone
Chanello's Pizza 901 W 21st Street 757-628-8000
CVS Pharmacy 3717 Hampton Blvd
The Dirty Buffalo 4012 Colley Ave. 757-225-7851
Domino's 4412 Monarch Way 757-512-5655
The Fresh Market 924 West 21st Street 757-623-3291
Miller's Neighborhood Market - Shell 4900 Hampton Blvd. 757-440-7792
Taco Bell 4009 Hampton Blvd.

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