Office of the Wildcard

What is the Wildcard?

UNIT's University Card Systems provide the Villanova Community with the "Wildcard" allowing convenient, efficient, mobile and secure access to all card related services. These services include personal identification, facilities access and access monitoring, debit transactions processing, meal plan administration, banking relationship management, student printing allowance, and web-based and mobile transaction processing. The Wildcard is universally accepted on campus and at selected off-campus locations.

Nova Bucks

You can make a deposit at any time into your Nova Bucks™ account. We accept cash, check, debit and credit cards. You can come into the office or send a check or credit card deposit through the mail. The fastest and most convenient way of making a deposit into your Nova Bucks™ debit account is our online deposit feature. You can add value to your Nova Bucks™ online by using a VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card (Sorry, we can not accept AMEX). Your electronic funds will be available immediately. However, there will be a $2.50 convenience fee when you add value through the web. For instance, if you deposit $500.00 online, your credit card will be charged $502.50.

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Photo Submission

Wildcard Mobile

Other Accounts on Your Wildcard

Making Deposits

Wells Fargo & Your Wildcard

What are Nova Bucks?

Friends of Villanova

Problems Submitting Photos


If you are having problems submitting your photo on this web site, please e-mail your picture to, including your name and student ID number.

Go Mobile Set- up Instructions

  • Connect to WIFI
  • Download the free CBORD Mobile ID for CS Gold from the App or Play Store.
  • Open the application and click "Settings"
  • Type in into the server URL
  • Click authenticate my device
  • Enter your student credentials (LDAP/ email)
  • Click authorize

Get your Nova Bucks™ Balances by Texting!

text the word Balance to 675-13 anytime to receive your Nova Bucks™ account balances

Set-Up is as easy as 1-2-3!

Go to

Login using your Villanova User name and Password (the same password you use to check your VU email)

Click the “preferences” link next to your Nova Bucks™ account balance.

Click the “+” icon in the phone window.

Enter your phone number and carrier.

Click the “Send Confirmation” button. You must click the “I Agree” check box for the send confirmation button to be activated. Terms and conditions link provided.

You will be sent a text with a confirmation code, enter the code in the space provided and click “Confirm”…  that’s it,  you are done.

For more information, please call: 610.519.6202

Important Notices

Office Hours


Normal Office Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 5:00 

Summer Hours (May 17th- August 9th)

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 - 5:00 
  • Friday: 9:00- 12:00

Office Hours Subject to Change

Contact Information

  • Phone:     610-519-6202
  • Address:  Wildcard Office; Dougherty Hall    800 Lancaster Avenue  Villanova, PA 19085

Contact Us

University Helpdesk

Call Us: 610-519-7777
M-Th 8am-7pm
F 8am-5pm

Walk-ins: Falvey Memorial Library, First Floor
M-Th 9am-7pm
F 9am-5pm

School of Law Helpdesk

Call Us: 610-519-7700
Walk-ins: Law Library Rm 104
M-F 9am-5pm

College of Engineering Support

Walk-ins: College of Engineering
and Research Rm 209
M-F 9am-5pm

Classroom Technologies Hotline


Download the Wildcard Brochure