The Action Card or "ACT Card" is the official University photo identification card and serves multiple purposes at The University of Alabama. It is used for access to:

  • NCAA athletic events 
  • University Libraries (to check out books)
  • University recreation facilities (Student Recreation Center and pool, Robert E. Witt Student Activity Center, aquatic center)
  • computer labs, Student Health Center and Pharmacy, campus entertainment events, and My Football Ticket program
  • campus facilities 

The Action Card accounts are similar to a checking account. With a prepaid deposit of funds, cardholders may use the card to make purchases at participating locations. There are three types of Action Card accounts: Bama Cash, Dining Dollars, and Meal Plans. Bama Cash is an optional account which, once established with a deposit of funds, allows students to pay for purchases at a wide variety of on- and off-campus locations. For details, visit the Action Card website at

A photo and ID document must be submitted at Then you may download your ACT Card to your mobile device one business day after receiving your approval email to your Crimson email. More information and instructions for downloading the mobile card can be found at

Through eAccounts online, ( users can access information for both Bama Cash and Dining Dollars, check balances, and review transaction history. Through eAccounts online, cardholders may also deposit funds directly to Bama Cash via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards. Users also may review meal plan activity from this site. Cardholders can also check Bama Cash and Dining Dollars balances through the eAccounts mobile app, and load money through the app via Apple Pay or with a saved payment method through eAccounts online on the Action Card website.

The Action Card Office is located at 451 Campus Drive East, inside the Transportation Hub, also known as the Bus Hub. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Students can reach the office by phone at 205-348-2288.