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The Winston-Salem State University RAMCard is used by all university students as their official university identification. The RAMCard is used as a pre-paid card for campus business services such as ARAMARK meal plans, remote campus dining locations, vending machines, access to athletic events, University Recreation Center (UREC) and summer camps.

The initial card is issued free of charge. The student Banner ID number and a photo ID is required to obtain the initial RAMCard. The student must come to the RAMCard Services office to take the required photo and to receive the card. No hats or caps are allowed on the picture.

The Card

Adding Money to Your Card


Student cards are de-activated at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters and during the Spring Break. The card is activated and/or re-activated based on enrollment and/or re-enrollment.

Distance learning students primarily use the RAMCard to purchase books, the $10.00 technology fee must be paid each semester to activate the card. The fee can be paid in the Student Accounts office located in Thompson Center #200, or an email can be sent to with the Banner ID number included requesting that the fee be charged to the account.

The RAMCard can be used to purchase books online or in the on-campus Barnes & Nobles bookstore. Students can check the Students Accounts website for additional information on online book vouchers.

Faculty and Staff

Academic and administrative buildings are unlocked between the normal operating hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. If an employee needs additional access, their Director or Supervisor must submit a Ram Tech ticket for access. The email must include the employee’s name, last four numbers of their banner ID number, the days and hours of additional access needed.

RAMCard Services is locates in Thompson Center 203, Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon and then from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.