Friday, September 26, 2014

Laundry, Meal Plans, and Money, Oh my!

Hello Panthers!  Do you ever wonder how much money is left on your Meal Plan or Gold Account? I do. Budgeting is an important part of being a college student. Today I will give you some information about how to check the balances as well as how to put money on these accounts.

There is a simple way to check the balances of both your meal plan and your Gold Account at At this website you will use your UWM Email and Password to log onto your account. Once you have logged in there are categories that display the balance of your Gold account and your Meal Plan. There is also a sidebar where you may add funds to either your Meal Plan or your Gold Account using a credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa). There is an option to save this card on the website for future use. Students can also add cash directly to their Gold Accounts using the Cash Value Machines located in every laundry room.

Your meal plan can be used at any location food selling location on campus, including ReStores and Grind locations. A full list of locations is located on

Laundry is funded through your Gold Account. Laundry is $1.35 per wash and $1.15 per dry. There are laundry rooms located in each residence hall.

Laundry Locations:
Sandburg: Level U of North and East Towers
Cambridge Commons: First Floor across from the mailboxes and next to the fitness room
RiverView: Floor Two down the hall from the cafeteria
Kenilworth: Floor Two, East End, Behind the elevators

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your UWM Student ID accesses both your Meal Plan and your Gold Account. Think of it as using one card for both a Debit and a Credit account at a bank. One card with two accounts.

If a parent would like to add money to their residents account they can do so by clicking on the 'Family and Friends' link at They will be asked for the students ID number (located on their Student ID Card) and the last name of the student. Then they will enter their credit card information and confirm their transaction. The process is broken down into 4 easy steps!

As always, if you have any questions regarding this post, or University Housing, please contact me at

Have a great day!,

Katie McNamara
Outreach Assistant

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