LAZER Cards

What is a LAZER Card?

Students, Faculty, Administrators and Staff all receive a LazerCard, the official ID card of Onondaga Community College. The card features a convenient, pre-paid debit account option for making purchases all across campus.

LazerCards are issued at the LAZER Card Office at Student Central in the Gordon Student Center, and can be used at the following on-campus locations: 

  • The dining hall, Mawhinney dining location, and coffee bar areas
  • Laundry facilities in the residence halls
  • Vending machines on campus
  • Bookstore

See a list of off-campus locations where you can use your LAZER Card! 

Upload your photo  

If you are a new incoming Onondaga Community College student, you will be requested to electronically submit a photo for use on your LazerCard. Please review the following requirements to ensure your photo submission will be accepted. 

Do submit:

  • A high-quality, clear, color photo with a plain background. 
  • A front view of your whole face with no other people and/or animals in the photo.  
    • Your face and shoulders must face forward completely, and your face must fill at least 80% of the frame.  
    • Crop your photo from just above the top your head to your collarbone. 
  • A recent photo taken within the last three months. 

Do not submit: 

  • Mirror pictures. 
  • Pictures from the side only showing half of your face. Both eyes must be visible. 
  • Zoomed out photos. 
  • Pictures showing more of your body than face. 
  • Photos in which you are wearing a hat or dark glasses. 
  • Photos with filters (e.g.: Snapchat, Instagram, etc…) 
  • Retouched or enhanced photos. 

There are other types of photos that may be rejected as well; these are some common examples. Please keep in mind that the objective of this photo is to identify you, for the purposes of your ID card. The file must be in jpg or jpeg format and the file size must be under 3MB. This photo will be your permanent OCC ID card picture throughout your time at Onondaga. Please keep this in mind when selecting your photo.

Your LazerCard will be available for pick-up at the LazerCard office located in the Gordon Student Center.

Upload Your ID Photo

Adding funds to your card from financial aid

If awarded financial aid for the semester is more than your billed charges you can transfer excess financial aid to your LAZER Card to be used for making purchases at on and off campus locations.
You can add funds to your card in one of two ways:

There is a $2.50 minimum deposit amount when you download the GET app and all funds applied to the card are non-refundable and non-transferable. Funds are valid only for the current academic year through the last day of the Spring semester, unless the student is enrolled for summer sessions. If the student is enrolled for one or more summer sessions, his/her funds will expire on August 31st. LAZER Card funds do not carry over into the next academic year. No cash withdrawals can be made from your LAZER Card account.

1. By filling out an online request to transfer funds  Please allow 24-48 hours for processing

2. By filling out a form at Student Central.

The form will ask you what amount you would like to deposit, the method of payment, and the plan where you would like to deposit funds.

There are three plans: Student Dining, Student Other (which covers Vending/Laundry/OffCampus Vendors) and the Student Print Quota Option. The Dining Option includes purchases made in the Gordon Café, Whitney Café, Coulter Café, Mawhinney Café and the Starbucks in Gordon.

Funds can be applied using cash, check, money order, or credit card (MasterCard®, Visa® or Discover®).

Adding funds to your card by credit card

By logging into Get Funds

Simply log in and select DEPOSIT TO ACCOUNT from the tool bar. Determine an amount from the pulldown and select which SV&C plan you wish to deposit to and select "Submit”. Follow the easy form and you’re done. Note: You may use the Student Other option to apply funds to your print quota.

There is a $2.50 minimum deposit amount when you download the GET app and all funds applied to the card are non-refundable and non-transferable. Funds are valid only for the current academic year through the last day of the Spring semester, unless the student is enrolled for summer sessions. If the student is enrolled for one or more summer sessions, his/her funds will expire on August 31st. LAZER Card funds do not carry over into the next academic year. No cash withdrawals can be made from your LAZER Card account.

You can also invite others to add money to your LAZER Card through the Get Funds app.  Select INVITE TO DEPOSIT from the toolbar, a link is produced for you to share or send with someone to make a secure deposit directly into your LAZER Card account using a credit card (MasterCard®, Visa® or Discover®).

 

What do I do if I lose my LAZER Card?

If you lose your LAZER Card, you need to report it in one of two ways:  

  1. Call Campus Safety & Law Enforcement at 315-498-2478. 
  2. Log into your LazerCard Account using your OCC credentials. Once you are logged into the system select Report Lost Card from the left tool bar. You’ll be asked “Do you want to report your card as lost?” Select Yes. If you find your card you can log back and report your card found. The only way to protect your funds on the card and the access to your residence hall building is to report the card lost as soon as possible. To obtain a new card, a $15 fee would need to be paid at the front counter in Student Central and a receipt of this payment presented to the LazerCard Office for reissuing. Your account will remain the same, and any existing funds that were on the card when it was inactivated will remain.

After the card is reported lost it will be deactivated.

Questions? Contact the LAZER Card Office at lazercard@sunyocc.edu or 315-498-2270.