We are excited to have you as a student. In an effort to help you feel connected to the campus and to provide more services, you will be issued a Student ID Card, called a Comet Card, during your program residency or first day of class. This Card has many features that you're able to activate and begin using the day you receive your card. This site will explain these features to you as well as inform you who to contact to activate them. Thank you for taking the time to explore this site and blessings on your studies.
Your Comet Card includes basic information such as your identification number (L number). This number will be very useful to you in your program and is referenced frequently. Your Comet Card also serves as your library card. For more information about the Library, please view their website.
Your Comet Card can have two debit accounts: Concordia Cash and Food Funds. Your Concordia Cash can be used to purchase items from vending machines or to buy books and supplies at the Concordia Bookstore. Food Funds are used to purchase items at the Commons Café, the Student Union, and the Dining Hall.
How do I add money to my Concordia Cash?
- Funds for Concordia Cash can be added at the cashier's window in the BEAR Center.
- Phone: (651) 641-8206
Where do I add money to my Food Funds?
- Add Food Funds money at the Sodexo office, located in the Dining Hall
- Phone: (651) 641-8275
Treat your Comet Card the same as you would cash! You are responsible for the use and security of your card.
- Concordia University, St. Paul is not liable for unauthorized activity on your card if it is lost or stolen.
If my card is stolen, can someone else spend the money in my debit accounts?
Yes! Your card is the same as cash, so take the same security measures with it as you would with cash. Immediately report a stolen card to Card Services at (651) 641-8788 so that it can be deactivated to prevent unauthorized use of funds in your debit accounts.
If you live near CSP or take classes on the St. Paul campus and would like to activate these extra features, please contact Card Services at 651-641-8788 or email email@example.com.
Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we've received regarding the Concordia Comet Card.
How do I replace a lost or stolen Comet Card?
Contact Card Services at 651-641-8788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I replace a broken, worn out, or nonworking Comet Card?
Come to the Card Services office (Meyer Hall 115A) with the broken card and we will replace your card for free. If you have punched holes in your Comet Card it will cost $5.00 to replace.
How does my card work to make copies?
You can make copies at the Copy Center or in the Library
How does my card work in the Gangelhoff Center or Bear Den?
Swipe your Comet Card through the card readers located at the main entrance of the Gangelhoff Center to gain access to the arena, locker rooms, and weight center. For orientation to the Bear Den Fitness Center contact Conference and Events.
Why does my card have an expiration date?
The expiration date represents the end of your program.
We look forward to seeing you at graduation!
We in the Card Services office are striving to have a face on every Comet Card. This picture is important to us for security reasons, but also so that we can see and know who you are. If you do not have a picture on your Comet Card we would love to assist you in adding one. This can be done in several ways:
- Our regular hours are 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday.
- Please bring a photo ID and your current Comet Card (if you have one) to your appointment.
Contact Card Services at 651-641-8788 or email@example.com to set up an appointment.
Email a photo of yourself showing only your head and top of shoulders (passport style) to Card Services.
- Include your name, cohort number, ID number (L number) and address.
- The photo will be imported to your Comet Card and either mailed to you or given to your advisor to return to you.