The KU Card Center is now located in Carruth O'Leary. We are open by appointment only. Walk-in appointments are not allowed. See our Appointments page for further information. Staff continues to work remotely as well and is available for assistance by phone at 785-864-3322 or by email at

Information for Merchants - Overview

The KU Card was introduced in the Spring of 1998. It is the official ID issued to all students, faculty, and staff at The University of Kansas. It also functions as an access and purchasing card.

When the card is issued, Beak ‘Em Bucks, a stored-value account, is automatically set up and linked to it. This account is used for photocopying, printing, and food purchases on and off campus.

The merchants in Lawrence and those on or surrounding the Edwards Campus are an extension of the KU campus in terms of products and services of interest to our students, faculty, and staff. We welcome you to become a member of the KU Card program.

Learn more about Beak ‘Em Bucks merchants.