New Student Time Saver Guide

Before attending orientation:

  1. Submit your photo

    Use our online application form to send a head and shoulder photo for your card.

    The photo must be current and must meet all other specified requirements.

  2. Union Bank Checking MyStyle Account Options

    For information on services offered and to open your account online visit

At orientation:

  1. Pick up your NCard

    Bring government-issued photo ID such as driver's license, passport, or military ID. (NCard will not be distributed without proper identification.)

    No fee will be collected at the time the NCard is issued. The $15.00 issuance fee will appear on your Student Accounts Consolidated Bill.

  2. UNL MyStyle Checking Account

    Visit with a banker to learn the benefits of opening a UNL MyStyle Checking account.  Union Bank is located on the north side, first floor of the Nebraska Union.

After Picking Up Your NCard:

  1. Set up your NCard Campus Account

    There's no need to carry cash as the NCard with an activated NCard Campus Account is accepted at numerous merchant locations on city and east campuses.

    Learn more...

  2. Pre-order your textbooks

    The University Bookstore makes it easy to pre-order textbook in the MyRED portal.

    Learn more...

Unable to Attend Orientation?

  • The NCard Office is located in Room 121 of the Nebraska Union at 14th & R Streets on city campus.
  • Verification of registration for classes will be performed.
  • Government issued photo identification such as a driver's license or passport is required.
  • No fee collected at time of issuance. A $15.00 NCard fee will appear on your Student Accounts Consolidated Bill.
  • You can submit your photo online ahead of time or have your photo taken at the NCard Office.