Card Services

AC DOLLAR$

AC Dollar$ is a debit system for students to use to pay for many services with their Amherst ID cards. It is also a credit system that lets employees charge many of the same services, with the charges deducted from their next paycheck.

Audience: 
Students
Faculty
Staff
Features and Benefits: 

Students and Students' Family and Friends:
Make deposits to students' AC Dollar$ accounts with credit cards online or with cash or checks in-person, by phone or by mail.

Students and Employees:
Check your account balance and transaction history or report a lost card at the AC Dollar$ Card Center.

Additional Information: 

AC Dollar$ are honored at many fine campus locations:

  • Vending machines
  • Schwemm's Cafe
  • Frost Library coffee shop
  • All dorm laundry machines (students only)
  • Keefe Health Center
  • Library copiers
  • Mead Art Cafe
  • Valentine and Lewis Sebring (non-meal plan access)

ID Cards for Non-Employees

Departments may request ID cards for non-employees, such as for vendors for door access, for temporary employees for door access or time clocks, or other uses as needed.

Audience: 
Faculty
Staff
Requirements: 
Getting Started: 

Complete the IT Checklist for New Employees and Special Non-Employees form as follows:

1. Complete the Name and Address sections with the non-employee's information.

2. In the Person Type section choose Non-employee. From the drop-down list choose the relevant description or Other as applicable.

3. For Position Information enter the non-employee's title such as "Food Service Vendor Delivery Person", start date for when the ID card should be enabled, and your department name as the sponsoring or supervising department.

4. In the Email and Network Access section, fill out the explanation of need. See below for an example of what Dining Services enters for their temporary employees. Modify from this example as necessary to fully describe the situation. If the ID card is being requested for the purpose of door access, make sure to include the building and specific door access needed.
Example explanation of need text: "Datatel/Colleague account with an IDO status is needed to create an account in CSGold to provide this Temporary Agency worker with an ID for use with Time Clock. No other IT services are required. Please send ID card form to (name of person completing the form).

5. Last click Submit to complete the form.

Additional Information: 

The Door Access service description provides detailed information about door access to buildings.

Door Access

IT makes available CS Gold software for building managers to use to control who can have card entry for  particular doors at specific times. The software may also be used by faculty and lab supervisors to manage access to labs for students enrolled in particular classes.

Audience: 
Students
Faculty
Staff
Features and Benefits: 

Building managers can define precisely which individuals and groups will be able to open specific doors on a specific schedule.

Facutly and/or lab supervisors can define by class membership which students will be able to access particular labs on a specific schedule.

Getting Started: 

Building managers, faculty or lab supervisors, must contact Dave Irwin to use the CS Gold software card access entry management software.

Additional Information: 
  • If you need card access to a building, please contact that building's manager.
  • If you are a student and need card access to a lab or other instructional space, please contact the faculty member responsible for the lab or the Administrative Department Coordinator (ADC) for the department that manages the instructional space.

Web Laundry

AC Web Laundry provides web access to real-time laundry machine status information for campus washers and dryers when ID Cards are used for payment.

Audience: 
Students
Tags: 
Features and Benefits: 

 You can configure AC Web Laundry to send you a text or email notification when your washing or drying is finished.

Requirements: 

AC Web Laundry is accessible via any web browser.

Getting Started: 

You can access the AC Web Laundry service at www.amherst.edu/go/laundry

Resources: 

If you have any problems or questions about a laundry machine, please contact the service center at servicectr@amherst.edu or 413-542-2254.