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GatorCash Goes Live, Food Trucks Now Available on Campus

Paying for Meals is Easy as a Swipe of ID Card


By Mark Kramer

A new and easier way to pay for food on campus is now available for UHD students, faculty and staff.

Did we also mention that food trucks will now provide more dining choices on campus?

The GatorCash system allows students and employees to load funds and pay for food and similar items with their UHD ID cards at the UHD Food Court, Starbucks, Sushi, Shea Street Café and the newly featured food trucks.

Students and employees who have newer IDs (which has a Gator displayed) are able to activate their cards immediately. Members of the UHD community who have older cards, must obtain a new ID card from Sports & Fitness (located in the Jesse H. Jones Student Life Center) in order to use the GatorCash feature.

“The addition of this new payment feature to the Gator ID cards makes paying for meals more convenient for our university community,” said Mary Torres, director of University Business Services. “This will be a great help in assisting students in managing their money by storing funds they budget for meals.”

The new food trucks, which will feature a variety of choices, will be located on the north side of the College of Sciences and Technology Building. For more information and details, visit their webpage.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.