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How to Use Your P2 Card

P2 Card Back

Your P2 Card has two magstripes on the back of it and a contactless chip embedded within the card.  It is important that you do not punch a hole into your card or misuse your card in a way that will damage the magstripes or the chip.

Contactless Chip

The contactless chip functionality can now be used with door card readers.  You must tap your card onto the door reader controller for your card to work.  If you live at Ornelas Hall or Patriot Village, you will use your P2 card to get into the perimeter doors by tapping your card on the door card reader.  You will use your P2 card on your room door by swiping the black magstripe through the reader.

Black Magstripe

The black magstripe on your P2 card gains you access to your meal plan, computer labs, Cowan Center, library, UT Tyler health clinic and your room doors at Ornelas Hall and Patriot Village.  This magstripe also gives you access to your Patriot Bucks, Dining Dollars, Pharos and Financial Aid funds.  Functionality through the black magstripe will continue to work as long as you are a current student, faculty or staff even if the expiration on the face of the card has passed.

Holographic Magstripe

The holographic magstripe is used to access your P2 Money Network® account IF you have chosen to activate this account.  This account is used by UT Tyler to refund funds to our students quickly.  If you have chosen to receive your refund to this account, you will receive your money the same day that UT Tyler processes your refund.  Use this magstripe to access your funds in an In-Network ATM or by using the card at locations accepting Discover®.  Click P2 Money Network® account for more information.

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