Coyote Card


Coyote Card and Coyote Card Mobile are your most important pieces of identification at USD.  Use your Coyote Card or Coyote Card Mobile to pay for purchases – no change to carry, no receipt to sign – because your photo is on each and can be verified before each transaction.   Coyote Cards can be used as identification, as a library card, payments at on & off campus vendors, to access Campus Dining meal plans, to access residence halls or assigned academic buildings, vending machines, laundry, printing and for entry to events.

Note: Coyote Card Mobile does not replace your physical Coyote Card.  A Coyote Card is still required, it must be carried at all times and upon request must be shown or surrendered to USD Officials.  You will need to have an image on file to use Coyote Card Mobile

  1. Request your card:
    • Online: Click the ID Request button on this page to submit your picture and order your ID card
    • On Campus: We can take your picture at either location
      • USD Vermillion Campus:
        • I D Weeks Library Room 104
        • Monday- Friday 8 AM- 5 PM
      • USD Sioux Falls Campus: 
        • FADM Room 133
          Note: if closed ask Help Desk Room 135
        • Monday- Friday 8 AM- 5 PM
  2. Photos must meet the following requirements to be used
    • A colored photo that has been taken within the last 30 days
    • White background
    • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
    • No hats
    • Neutral or happy facial expression with both eyes open
  3. Government ID and Photo (ID card) style images are required
  4. Only JPG and PNG image types are allowed

  • Coyote Card Mobile will make it easier and more convenient for students and faculty to access buildings like their residence hall or assigned academic building and make payments on and around campus including paying for dining services, using just their iPhone, Apple Watch or Android phone.
  • Stop by the Coyote Card Office to request a physical card
  • Your Coyote Card & Coyote Card Mobile are linked to your Student ID
  • To use Coyote Card or Coyote Card mobile, tap your card, iPhone, Apple Watch or Android phone against the reader and you’re done
  • Your physical Coyote Card will continue to function after you have added your Coyote Card Mobile ID to your device ​​​​
  • Visit Coyote Card Online to:
    • Add Funds​​
      Note: Family and friends must know the student's last name and campus ID number to make a deposit on their behalf using the Make a guest deposit button
    • Check balances
    • Review transaction history 
  • Use your Physical Coyote Card or Coyote Card Mobile app for:
    • Identification at USD
      • Note: Coyote Card Mobile does not replace your physical Coyote Card.  A Coyote Card is still required, it must be carried at all times and upon request must be shown or surrendered to USD Officials.  USD Testing Center requires your physical Coyote Card ID or other government issued ID.
    • Paying for meals
    • Library card
    • Residence hall door access
    • Laundry
    • Vending machines
    • Photocopies
    • Printing
    • Supplies
    • Books
    • As a debit card for campus and community vendors
      Note: off-campus vendors accept Coyote Cash only
  • View list of Coyote Cash Vendors 
    Note: Merchants on-campus and off-campus may be updated at any time
  • Pay for purchases through three types of funds: 
    • Coyote Cash – a debit account for use for a variety of on and off-campus merchants
    • Flex – for all on-campus dining options, concessions
    • Pharos Debit– on-campus printing
  • Funds are drained in the following order:
    1. Flex
    2. Carry Over Flex
    3. Add-On Flex
    4. Carry Over Add-On Flex
    5. Bonus Flex
    6. Coyote Cash

Coyote Card FAQ's 

Note: For more information regarding specific guidelines, see Funds Information

Target Completion Date

Student ID Requests will be completed in 7 to 10 business days

Walk-in requests are completed as you are in the office

Available To

Students, Faculty and Staff

  • There is no cost for the initial card
  • Replacement ID’s may be requested and cost $20 using Coyote Cash or a credit card payment via phone

There are a variety of policies assigned to the various funding available on your Coyote card.  Be sure to read through the restrictions, expiration dates, and USD policies at Funds Information 

Student Code of Conduct

ID Request

Related Articles (11)

How to Contact the Coyote Card Office.
List of Coyote Card resources.
You will use your building access, vending machines, photocopies, printing, supplies, laundry and books and even as a debit card that can be used with campus and community vendors.
How to add Coyote Cash or add-on flex to coyote card.
What vendors accept Coyote Cash as one form of payment?
How to install Coyote Card Mobile, Install Google Wallet Samsun Wallet, and Apple Wallet
How to Deactivate or Activate your card, What to do if you lost your Coyote Card.
Ordering Coyote Card, student ID faculty staff ID or coyote ID
Requesting replacement card for lost or stolen card
Coyote Card Funds Summary
Using the Coyote Card Mobile app


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