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Student Affairs: HawksCard & eAccounts

The University is pleased to introduce a new one card ID system, the "HawksCard". Your HawksCard has many uses. In addition to being your primary means of personal identification on campus, your HawksCard will be used for:

  • Entry access to your residence hall, the Jenkins Center, Perspectives, and checking out materials in the Whitaker Library,
  • To check out games and equipment in the Hawks Nest and Jenkins Center
  • Access to your meal plan and Dining $ in the cafeteria and Murf's,
  • Access to laundry services and Laundry $ in the residence halls
  • Access to projected student account credit balances
    (Bookstore Voucher $), if applicable,
  • Depositing dollars (HawksBucks) on your HawksCard, that you can use as you wish in the cafeteria, Murf's, the Bookstore, or campus laundry rooms
  • Online Access (eAccounts) to deposit funds to your HawksBucks account and to check your HawksCard related balances
  • Other uses for the card will be rolled out in the future

HawksCard Example

Use Dining $ Laundry $ Bookstore Voucher $ HawksBucks
Thomas Cafeteria and Murf's
Yes     Yes
Campus laundry facilities
  Yes   Yes
Campus bookstore     Yes Yes
Add money to your account       Yes


Log into eAccounts at https://chowan-sp.blackboard.com/eaccounts,
where you can:

  • View your balances
  • Add money to your accounts
  • Track your spending

More Information

Entry Access
Your HawksCard is now used as your access key to your residence hall. To open an exterior door of your residence hall, you simply tap your card on the card reader near the door and the locking mechanism on the door will be released for a short period of time. Remember, do not prop open the exterior doors of your residence halls as you are compromising the safety and security of the entire building.

Your HawksCard ID will also be required to enter into the Jenkins Center, to check out games and equipment in the Hawks Nest and Jenkins Center, to record your attendance at Perspectives, and to check out books in Whitaker Library.

 

Meal Plans and Dining $
The University has added Dining $ to each of its basic board plans, including a new 10 Meal Plan created for, and limited to, residents of Whites Crossing.
Dining $
can be used at your discretion in the cafeteria or Murf's. Additional information about meal plans and Dining $ can be found on pages 43 and 44 of the Academic Catalog. (Note: Dining $ do not carry forward from semester to semester and are non-refundable to the student.)

 

Laundry Services and Laundry $
The University has installed new washers and dryers in all residence hall laundry rooms. These machines can be activated in any one of three methods: 1) use of Laundry $ from your HawksCard, 2) use of HawksBucks from your HawksCard, or 3) quarters. Each residential student, excluding those living in the Whites Crossing apartments (Bldg. B), will receive $45 worth of Laundry $ per semester on their HawksCard (ID Card). These Laundry $ can only be used to operate washers and dryers in the residence hall laundry facilities. If Laundry $ have been expended, HawksBucks, if available, will automatically be deducted to complete the transaction. Note: Unused "Laundry $" are non-refundable and will not carry forward from semester to semester.

Another laundry related feature that the University has added is called "Laundry View". This feature allows you to check on the availability of a washer or dryer from the web. You can also use Laundry View to see if your wash or dry cycle is completed. You can access "Laundry View" by going to http://www.laundryview.com and clicking on your residence hall. If you want to access LaundryView using a mobile device, go to http://www.laundryview.com/chowan.

 

Bookstore Voucher $
Bookstore Voucher $ will be made available to you during the first two weeks of school if you have a projected credit balance on your student account after all fall semester charges and financial aid credits are processed. You can use your Bookstore Voucher $ to charge books and supplies (not personal items or soft goods) in the campus bookstore. These charges will then be posted to your student account. (Note: You will be responsible for payment of any bookstore charge that exceeds your student account credit balance.) Keep in mind that not all students will receive Bookstore Voucher $. To see if you have Bookstore Voucher $ and how much you have, go to the eAccounts site at https://chowan-sp.blackboard.com/eaccounts. Additional details below.

 

HawksBucks
HawksBucks is the do-it-all account! Keep in mind that Laundry $ can be used exclusively at university laundry facilities and Dining $ can only be used only at Murf's or Thomas Cafeteria for purchasing food. However, HawksBucks can be used to purchase goods and services at the Chowan University Bookstore, Thomas Cafeteria, Murf's, and university laundry facilities. Unlike the other HawksCard accounts (stored value account, i.e. Dining $), HawksBucks can be used for multiple purposes and money can be added to the account by anyone! To add money to your HawksBucks account or to view the balance of any of your HawksCard accounts, visit eAccounts online at https://chowan-sp.blackboard.com/eaccounts.

 

eAccounts
You, your family, or your friends may deposit funds into your HawksBucks account online beginning Friday, August 17th, or in person in the Business Office beginning Monday, September 3rd. In addition to depositing funds in your HawksBucks account, you may also check the balance of your HawksBucks, Dining $, Laundry $, board plan activity, etc. To deposit funds to your HawksBucks or to check your balances go to https://chowan-sp.blackboard.com/eaccounts. First-time users will need to register their account to begin.

 

Registering for eAccounts
To begin using eAccounts for the first time, visit https://chowan-sp.blackboard.com/eaccounts and click on the "Register" link (do not attempt to Sign In first). You may also get to eAccounts by going to the University's webpage and click on the HawksCard & eAccounts link on the left side of the home page. Complete the digital form, selecting a username and password that you can remember. Write it down!

Once complete, click "Continue" and you will then be asked to verify your information. If the information displayed is accurate, click "Continue" again. At that point, an e-mail will be sent to your e-mail address from eAccounts. It may take a few minutes for the e-mail to arrive. Click the link in the e-mail to verify your account. You will then be prompted to re-enter your e-mail address. Enter this information and then click "Activate." Next, click "Return Home", enter your username and password, and click "Sign In." You will then be prompted for your Student ID# (found on the front of your HawksCard) and your first and last name. This information must match your HawksCard information exactly. Once you have entered this information, click "Register." If the information you entered does not match your HawksCard, you will be prompted to correct the information. Once correct, click on "Accounts" and you will be able to view the balances in each of your HawksCard accounts. If you wish to add money to your HawksBucks account, simply click "+Add Money" under HawksBucks and follow the payment instructions. If you have difficulty registering, please contact the Business Office by e-mailing HawksCard@chowan.edu.

 

Guest Deposit
If a member of your family or a friend wishes to deposit funds to your HawksBucks account, they can go to the eAccounts link, https://chowan-sp.blackboard.com/eaccounts, and click "Make a Guest Deposit". The person will need to input your first name, last name and Student ID # as it appears on your HawksCard and then follow the prompts.

 

Lost or Stolen Card
Report/return lost, stolen, or found cards immediately to the Residence Life Office (252-398-6237) or you may deactivate your card by going to the eAccounts website as described above and clicking "Deactivate Card" . Deactivated cards can only be reactivated by the Residence Life Office. To replace a lost card, visit Residence Life in Penny Hall. You will be assessed a $10.00 fee for a replacement card.

 

Policies and Disclosures
Your HawksCard is the property of Chowan University and serves as your official University Identification Card. It must be carried at all times and presented to University Officials upon request. Unauthorized use, reproduction, or alteration warrants confiscation and/or disciplinary action.

HawksBucks balances are only refundable to the student upon request as a result of separation from school or the end of the academic year. A fee of $3.00 per semester will be assessed against dormant accounts after students separate from the University.

Any additional questions regarding HawksCard, HawksBucks, or eAccounts can be directed to HawksCard@chowan.edu.

 




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