The Freedom Card is the official Robert Morris University photo identification card. All members of the University community - students, faculty and staff - are required to have one. Freedom cards are used to access online accounts at the RMU website, buy meals, borrow books at the library, go to the health club, and get into campus events and more.
ONLINE ACCOUNT ACCESS:
Because the Freedom Card is unique to every cardholder, the 16-digit number given is part of an access code needed to enter the Sentry Secured Services area of the RMU website.
Using the last 10 digits of the Freedom Card, along with the Social Security number and birth date, online accounts can be activated at the Robert Morris University website. Simply go to Students, and then in the Sentry Secured Services box, click “New User? Activate Your Account” Once this initial step is complete, a user name and password can be created, so it is not necessary to memorize the Freedom Card Number.
Once a user name and password are created, students can start using the E-Mail address and account Robert Morris University has provided for them. This address will be a primary means of communication and should be checked regularly. Students will also have immediate access to the secured area of the website. Access to these pages will allow students to view their grades and obtain other information specific to them. Things such as financial information, official schedules, registering, and paying for classes will are available through this secured area.
Approximately two weeks prior to the beginning of a semester, students with a projected credit balance (as determined by Student Financial Services) will have up to $1,000 placed on their Freedom Card for exclusive use at the campus bookstore. You can use these funds at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Moon Township to purchase books, supplies, RMU apparel, etc. You are not required to use this money.
Approximately two weeks after the semester begins, all balances will be cleared off the Freedom Card. Any remaining funds will be credited back to the student account and a refund will be processed according to the policies and procedures of the Student Financial Services Department.
The Freedom Card is your key to campus dining. It must be used for resident meal plans and also can be used for cash purchase at any campus food service location.
Resident students are required to purchase one of four meal plans, each of which is designed for a distinct dining style. Freshmen must select the Patriot meal plan on campus. After the first year or 24 credits are achieved, they then have the option of selecting a smaller meal plan to suit them. If you live in Lexington or Concord Hall, you may choose the Revere meal plan, which allows you the flexibility to prepare your own meals in your apartment; however, you are not limited to this plan.
Funds for your meal plan are stored on the magnetic stripe of your Freedom Card. A valid Freedom Card must be present to access your meal plan funds at all campus food service locations. Cards that are damaged or unreadable will not be accepted.
Your meal plan money must be used by the end of each semester. Any remaining money does not carry over from semester to semester and will be forfeited. Meal money can also be added in $50 increments in the Student Financial Services Office. This money will carry over from the Fall to the Spring semester; however, any remaining balances will be cleared in August of each year.
Colonial Cash can be added to your Freedom Card and used for purchases at campus food service locations and vending machines located in the Hale Cafe, Jefferson Center Lab and Patrick Henry Library. Colonial Cash can also be used to make copies. To add Colonial Cash to your card, visit Sentry Secured Services, Financial Status, and Colonial Cash. Maximum deposit amount of $1,000 per day for credit card payments and $500 per day for checking (ACH debits) updated?
Funds added via the website may experience a delay in processing. Funds may be added at the Freedom Card office, using a check, MasterCard, Visa or Discover.
Add to Your Colonial Cash
You must present a valid Freedom Card in order to borrow books and research materials from the University’s library in Moon Township. The magnetic stripe of your card is encoded with information required to borrow books from the library. Cards that are damaged or unreadable will not be accepted.
Everyone in the Robert Morris University community who has an active Freedom Card is eligible to be a member of the Robert Morris University Health Club. This membership is free to those students who sign up in the Health Club. There is a small monthly fee charged to faculty and staff.
Once an application is completed in the Health Club, the Freedom Card is needed to gain access to the facility. If the card is lost or damaged, access to the club will not be granted.
Obtaining a Freedom Card
All students, faculty and staff are required to have a Freedom Card. The first Freedom Card issued is free of charge. To obtain this card, community members must visit the Freedom Card Office at the Moon Township campus. It is requested that you bring a driver’s license or another form of photo identification to the office.
Freezing a Freedom Card
It is possible to freeze an account so that no other person can use the Freedom Card in the event the card has been misplaced. Please contact the Freedom Card Office immediately to ask to have a card frozen. If the card is found, the account can be reactivated.
Replacing a Freedom Card
In the event a card has been misplaced and cannot be found, it can be permanently deactivated and a replacement will be issued. Due to the expense of producing the Freedom Card, a $10 fee will be charged for a replacement card. This fee applies whether the card has been lost, stolen or damaged, and the fee is non-refundable. If a lost card is found, it should be returned to the Freedom Card Office. Updated June 2011