Campus Credentials and Transportation

Mastodon Card

Don Dollars:

Don Dollars is an account you can add money to and use your Mastodon card to make purchases.  Login to goPFW, go to your "Home" tab, choose "Don Dollars account: First Time Users", and follow instructions. You will need to accept and sign an Account Disclosure Statement to open and activate your account.  We will open your account within 24 hours from the time we receive your consent to the terms and conditions.  Once your account has been opened you, or a family member, can add money to your Don Dollars account.

Add money to your Don Dollars:

Credit Card:

To add money click here.  (Please note: There is a $1.00 transaction fee for each time your make a deposit using a credit card.)

  • Students, Faculty and Staff - click "Sign In" and use your Purdue Fort Wayne username and password
  • Parents/Guardians - click "Make a guest deposit"


You can deposit cash to your account at any of the 3 Mastodon Card stations located on Campus:

  • Kettler Hall: outside the Bursar's office.
  • Walb Union: accross from the East entrance close to the bookstore.
  • Helmke Library: First floor by the elevators.

Locations where your Don Dollars are accepted:

Meal Plans:

For Meal Plans at Purdue Fort Wayne please click here.

Gates Center:

Fitness: Fitness Center privileges are included with student fees. Gates Center access is updated electronically with class registration each semester for students, and manually at the time of purchase for spouses, dependents, and students who opt for a semester without classes.

Student Recreation Center: Your Mastodon Card is required to use the billiards and table tennis equipment on the second floor of Walb Student Union.

Intramural Sports: Your Mastodon Card is used to verify student status for participation in Intramural Sports. Swipe your card before entering the gym to play each game.


You can use your Mastodon card to make copies at any of the copy machines on campus.

(Note:  If you are a guest or a visitor and wish to use a copier, you can purchase a guest card for $1.00 (exact change only!), and make a deposit at the Mastodon card station to make copies on campus.

Door Access:

You will be able to use your Mastodon Card to access rooms and buildings that have been equipped with electronic access control.

To submit a request for door access, click here.

Library Card:

On your first visit, Helmke Library circulation desk staff will activate your borrowing privileges by linking the bar coded Mastodon card to a personal data file.

Departmental Uses:

Swipe your Mastodon Card to easily have your account information brought up at Bursar, Registrar, Financial Aid, Tutoring & Advising, and ITS Help Desk.  It is also accepted as proof of identification.