What is a Purple Point Account?
A Purple Point Account is a pre-paid debit account, like a gift card. You use your UW-W ID card, the HawkCard, to access this account. The money you put into the account is available to you for purchases at participating locations both on-campus and off-campus. Your Purple Points are deposited on a dollar for dollar basis...every dollar that you deposit into your account is spendable! UW-W students, faculty and staff can open a Purple Point Account.
How Does a Purple Point Account Work?
The minimum deposit to open a Purple Point Account is $25. An initial deposit amount of $300 - $350 is recommended.
Make additional deposits to your account anytime during the academic year ($25 minimum in $5 increments).
After purchasing items, your balance is displayed at the cash register or on the receipt you receive.
Unused balances at the end of each semester are available for use the following semester.
Student Purple Point Account balances greater then $5.00 are refundable upon withdrawal or graduation from the University. A "Request for Refund" form must be completed at the HawkCard Office.
Deposits to a Purple Point Account are non-transferable.
The Purple Point Account does not meet UW-Whitewater University Dining Program participation requirements.
Why should I have a Purple Point Account? I already have a debit card.
There are many reasons to have a Purple Point Account, they include:
How long are my Purple Points good for?
Your Purple Points are good for as long as you are enrolled as a student or employed by UW-W. Account balances DO "roll over" from semester to semester, including summer school.
What happens to my Purple Point Account balance?
If you have Purple Points left at the end of a semester, they will be transferred to the next semester, as long as you are considered an active student or employee of UW-W. Student Purple Point Account balances will remain open and active for one year after graduating or leaving UW-W. You may, however, ask for a refund of account balances greater than $5.00 after graduating or otherwise leaving UW-W. After one year, any remaining account balance will become the property of the university. Purple Points are non-refundable, non-transferable under all other circumstances.
Did you know that food purchases made with Purple Points are exempt from sales tax?
You do now...by using Student Purple Points for food purchases in any Residence Dining Facility or University Center Dining Facility, you actually save 5.5% on your purchase because you are not paying sales tax.
How do I open a Purple Point Account?
If you are a student, there are three easy ways to open a Purple Point Account:
Why can't my parents/guardians view my account balance and activity online?
According to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) we are unable to share this information. The law is designed to protect the privacy of the student. The student may, however, share the password to his/her online account, so that a parent or guardian can sign on as the student.
Online HawkCard Office?
Online credit card deposits can be made with most major credit or debit card to Purple Point accounts via the Internet. Use the link on the left "Online Card Office" and follow the prompts. This is the easiest way for parents to add funds to a student's account.
|Building/Hall/Business||Dining Dollars||Weekly Meal Plan||My Meals||Purple Points|
|Andersen Library: Circulation Desk|
|Andersen Library: Food for Thought Café|
|Andersen Library: Media Lab (Room 1008)|
|Andersen Library: Vending Machines|
|Bookstore: Clothing, supplies, etc.|
|Bookstore: Textbook Rental|
|Drumlin Hall: Dining Hall|
|Drumlin Hall: Erbert & Gerbert's|
|Esker Hall: Dining Hall|
|Esker Hall: Prairie Street Market & Café|
|Greenhill Center of the Arts: Box Office|
|Greenhill Center of the Arts: Cafe|
|Greenhill Center of the Arts: Vending Machines|
|Greenhill Center of the Arts: CA Lab 16|
|HawkCard Office: Cost of Replacement ID Card|
|Hyland Hall: Deloitte Cafe|
|Hyland Hall: Vending Machines|
|Laurentide Hall: The Kettle Cafe|
|Laurentide Hall: Vending Machines|
|Perkins Stadium: Concession Stand During Warhawk Athletic Events|
|Registrar's Office: Payments for transcripts, diploma replacement, etc.|
|Residence Halls: Vending Machines|
|Residence Halls: Goodhue Front Desk|
|University Center: Information Services|
|University Center: Vending Machines|
|University Center: Warhawk Alley|
|University Center: Restaurants (Einstein Bros. Bagels, Ike Schaffer Commons, Olive, and Willie's)|
|University Health & Counseling Services: Health care expenses, medications|
|University Health & Counseling Services: Vending Machines|
|University Police, Goodhue Hall|
|Visitor & Parking Services: Parking Citations, Parking Permits|
|Visitor & Parking Services: Vending Machines|
|Wells Hall: Jitters Coffeehouse|
|Wells Hall: University Fitness (Membership Fee)|
|Williams Center: Sideline Cafe and concessions during Warhawk athletic events|
|Williams Center: Recreation Sports & Intramurals|
|Williams Center: Vending Machines|
|Business||Facebook Page||Address||Phone||Accepts Purple Points?|
|Cozumel Mexican Restaurant||Facebook page||1139 W Main Street||262-472-0131|
|Culver's||Facebook page||1414 W. Main Street||262-472-9999|
|Domino's||Facebook page||1139 W. Main Street||262-473-0707|
|Jimmy John's||Facebook page||1139 W. Main Street||262-473-6100|
|McDonald's||Facebook page||1069 W. Main Street||262-473-7811|
|Pizza Hut||Facebook page||1107 W. Main Street||262-473-7887|
|Rocky Rococo's||Facebook page||1210 W. Main Street||262-473-2105|
|Rosa's Pizza||Facebook page||180 W. Main Street||262-472-9857|
|Subway||Facebook page||1185 W. Main Street||262-473-7827|
|Topper's Pizza||Facebook page||325 W. Center Street||262-473-4343|
|Karina's Mexican Restaurant||Facebook Page||1170 W. Main Street||262-472-9492|
|Cost Cutters Family Hair Care||Facebook page||1260 W. Main Street||262-472-9455|
Students have four ways to make additional deposits to their Purple Point Account.
Students have 2 ways to make additional deposits to their Dining Dollar account. You must be signed up for a Fixed Meal Plan, My Meals Plan, Full Dining Dollars Plan, or Mega Dining Dollars plan first.
Faculty & staff have 4 ways to make additional deposits to their Purple Point Account.
Additional deposits can be added to your student, faculty or staff Purple Point Account as often as you like. Deposits made to your Purple Point Account must be in $5 increments.