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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.