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Employee Debit Account

All employees have a Cal 1 Card debit account associated the Cal 1 Card at no cost!

Debit Account Benefits

Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy when you use your Cal 1 Card debit account:

Secure & Convenient: Check your account balance, transaction history, and make easy deposits to your Cal 1 Card Debit Account from the convenience of your home or office computer.

Fast & Easy: Deposit money online to your Cal 1 Card debit account today and enjoy quick and easy purchases at over 35 on- and off-campus merchant locations. Don’t carry cash or credit cards anymore, just swipe your card and go!

Debit Account Online Access

The Cal 1 Card website provides access to all your account information. When you log into your debit account, you can:

  • Make a deposit.
  • Check your account balance.
  • Check your account transactions.
  • Report a lost or stolen card.

Anyone can make a deposit to a Cal 1 Card debit account using a UC Berkeley employee identification number.  Online deposits can be made using a credit card and the funds are available for use within 10 minutes.

Deposits can also be made by mail. Learn more about making deposits by mail.

Making Purchases

We have many partners that give Cal 1 Card holders convenient one swipe access at popular locations such as Free Speech Movement Cafe, The Den, and Yali’s at Stanley Hall.  Please Visit Cal 1 Card Merchants page for a complete list of locations.

Debit Account Help

Call 1.866.2UCBCARD or email Cal 1 Card at for assistance in solving any problems.

Terms and Conditions

Read the Terms and Conditions that govern the debit plan and its use.