Maroon Dollars FAQ
*If you purchase Maroon Dollars online, any bonus dollars will be added to your purchase within five minutes.
What are Maroon Dollars?
Maroon Dollars allow students, faculty, and staff to use their University IDs like a debit card at any dining hall and most cafés and markets on campus. Each time you make a purchase with Maroon Dollars, money will be subtracted from your personal account. One Maroon Dollar is equivalent to $1.
Maroon Dollars also come with bonuses: a purchase of $100 Maroon Dollars or more will include a 5 percent bonus. A purchase of $250 Maroon Dollars or more will include a 7.5 percent bonus.
Who can buy Maroon Dollars?
All registered students, university faculty, and staff are eligible to buy Maroon Dollars. Most of the University meal plans also include Maroon Dollars.
Where can I use Maroon Dollars?
Maroon Dollars can be used to purchase meals at the residential dining commons (Baker, Bartlett and Cathey), and to purchase food and other items from the academic cafes and retail markets:
|C-Shop (Pret A Manger)||Reynolds Club|
|Hutchinson Commons (Noodles, Saffron, Asada, Basma Kitchen)||Reynolds Club|
|Maroon Market||Bartlett Dining Commons|
|Midway Market||GGRC Residence Hall, basment|
|Cobb Coffee Shop (student-run café)||Cobb Hall|
|Ex Libris Coffee Shop (student-run café)||Regenstein Library, main floor|
|Harper Café (student-run café)||Harper Memorial Library|
|Harris Cafe (student-run cafe)||Harris Building|
|Hallowed Grounds (student-run café)||Reynolds Club|
|Law Café||Law School|
|Cafe Logan||Logan Arts Center|
|Press Café||Press Building|
|Quantum Cafe||William Eckhardt Research Center|
|Gordon Cafe||Gordon Center for Integrative Sciences|
|Tiffin Market||International House|
Maroon Dollars are also accepted at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore Cafe and the SMART Museum Cafe.
*Maroon Dollars are not accepted at the Laboratory Schools, the Booth School of Business, Harper Center, the University of Chicago Medical Center, or the Divinity School Café (Grounds of Being).
When will my Maroon Dollars expire?
Unused Maroon Dollars will roll over from quarter to quarter during an academic year, but will expire on Convocation Saturday of Spring Quarter. Any remaining balance is non-refundable.
Students who take a leave of absence or withdraw from the University will lose access to their Maroon Dollars account; any remaining balance is non-refundable.
Is there a minimum or maximum purchase of Maroon Dollars?
There is a minimum purchase of $25 for each addition to your Maroon Dollars account, and a maximum yearly purchase of $5,000.
How can I charge my Maroon Dollar purchase to tuition?
You can purchase now purchase Maroon Dollars and charge them to your bursar account, online through our GET Funds application. You can contact our office, 773-702-1600 or email@example.com, Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, to confirm you account has access to the “Bill Me” functionality.
I bought more Maroon Dollars recently, but they still don’t show up when I make a purchase. Why not?
Students with meal plans have two separate Maroon Dollar accounts: one is attached to the meal plan, and one contains all additional Maroon Dollar purchases. Once your first account is depleted of all funds, your second account will become active.
For example, if you still have $10 left over from a previous or current meal plan, you will need to spend $10 or more in order to see your new Maroon Dollars when you make a purchase. You can also check your balance online.
I have a Maroon Dollars account, but my transaction will not go through. What’s the problem?
Please make sure that the address you entered for the transaction matches the billing address associated with the credit card.
If you continue to experience problems, please contact UChicago Dining at 773-702-1600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On my transaction history, what does ‘GUI Location’ mean?
The GUI Location tells you where your transaction was handled, depending on whether you purchased Maroon Dollars online or in person.