Bear Bucks

Bear Bucks is a cashless system on the WU ID card which can be used to make purchases on and off campus.

Bear Bucks are accepted on all four Washington University in St. Louis campuses as well as select off-campus businesses. Washington University in St. Louis receives a small percentage of sales associated with Bear Bucks, which it uses to cover administrative costs to operate the program. Click here to see where you can spend your Bear Bucks off-campus!

Below are all of the locations on- and off-campus that accept Bear Bucks.

North Campus:

School of Medicine:

West Campus:

Undergraduate students may use their Break Bucks account at all dining locations when they have exhausted their meal plan. Dining locations at the School of Medicine, Simon Hall and School of Law accept Bear Bucks but not meal points.

Danforth Campus:

  • Central Campus Café
  • Bergson – Danforth University Center
  • Einstein Bagels – Simon Hall
  • Etta’s Café – Steinberg Hall
  • Dains Dining Commons – Danforth University Center
  • Holmes Lounge – Ridgley Hall
  • Ibby’s – Danforth University Center
  • Law School Café – Anheuser-Busch Hall
  • Stanley’s – Lopata Hall
  • Subway – Mallinckrodt Center
  • Whispers Café – Olin Library
  • Danforth Campus: South 40
  • Cherry Tree Café – South 40 House
  • Paws & Go – South 40 House
  • Bear’s Den – South 40 House
  • Danforth Campus: The Village
  • The Village Café – Village House
  • The Village Coffee Connection
  • Millbrook Market – Village House
  • The Village Grill – Village House

North Campus:

  • Northern Bites

School of Medicine:

  • Shell Café – McDonnell Medical Sciences Building
  • Washington University Medical Bookstore, operated by Barnes & Noble – McDonnell Pediatric Building

West Campus:

  • West Campus Café

Using your card for laundry services:


  1. Locate an empty machine.
  2. Proceed to the laundry room controller. The display will read: “To Use Washer/Dryer Swipe Card.”
  3. When you swipe your card, your Bear Bucks Account balance is displayed. Follow the prompts to deduct the appropriate fee from your Account.
  4. Press “START” on the machine to begin.

To add an additional dry cycle, swipe your card when prompted. When your first cycle is completed, simply press the “Start” button on the dryer to begin the second cycle. To report problems with the laundry machines or controllers, complete an online Laundry Service Request form.

Card readers have been installed on more than 80 beverage and snack machines at Danforth and North Campus locations.

Vending machine locations:

Danforth Campus:

  • Anheuser-Busch Hall – Student Commons
  • Athletic Complex – Lobby
  • Beaumont Hall – Kitchen, off main lobby
  • Brauer Hall Brown Hall – First Floor
  • Bryan Hall – Fifth Floor, near Applied Research Laboratory (beverage-only)
  • Danforth University Center – Second Floor, near Fun Room
  • Danforth University Center – Third Floor
  • Eads Hall – Lower Level
  • Eliot B – Laundry Room
  • Givens/Steinberg – Second Floor
  • Green Hall Laboratory Science Building – Fourth Floor, 400B
  • Liggett House – Laundry Room
  • Lopata Hall – Lopata Dock
  • Mallinckrodt Center – Lower Level
  • North Brookings – Lower level
  • North Campus – across from Northern Bites
  • Olin Library – Whispers Cafe
  • Seigle Hall – Lower Level
  • Shanedling Hall – First floor
  • Simon Hall – Lower Level
  • South 40 House – First Floor
  • Laundry Umrath House – Laundry Room
  • Village East – Lower Level, Laundry Room
  • West Campus – Cafe
  • Whitaker Hall – Student Lounge, Room 319

School of Medicine:

  • 4444 Forest Park Building

To report problems with the vending machines, complete an online Vending Service Report.

Members of the Washington University community may use their Bear Bucks account to pay for printing services at Washington University Libraries. Users may also log on to computers with their WUSTLkey and password. Instructions are available at each workstation. Print stations may be found at:

  • Art & Architecture Library (Steinberg Hall)
  • Art & Sciences Computing Center (Eads Hall)
  • Business Library (Simon Hall)
  • Chemistry Library (Louderman Hall)
  • Earth & Planetary Sciences Library (Earth & Planetary Sciences Building)
  • East Asian Library (January Hall)
  • Humanities Digital Workshop (Eads Hall)
  • Gaylord Music Library (By the South 40)
  • Olin Library (Danforth Campus)
  • Physics Library (Crow Hall)
  • School of Law Library (Anheiser-Busch Hall)
  • Social Sciences Computing Center (Seigle Hall)
  • West Campus Library

For more information about library printing, please visit the Libraries’ Printing at Washington University Libraries page.


Adding Funds

  • Students may add funds by billing their student account through GET Funds.
  • Parents, friends and family can deposit funds into a student’s account through GET Funds.
  • Employees manage their account in HRMS. To enroll and manage your account online follow these simple steps:
    • Login to HRMS – Select ‘Employee Self Service’
      • ‘Personal Information’
      • ‘Campus Interaction’
      • ‘Birth Year’
      • Select ‘Campus Card/Bear Bucks Information’ HRMS.
  • Employees may add up to $400.00 per pay period via HRMS. Additional funds can be added and paid with a credit or debit card through GET Funds
  • GET Funds at via a credit or debit card.
  • Cash or checks are accepted at Campus Card Services; the minimum deposit is $1.00 and no coins will be accepted.