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Purple Plu$ Card

A Purple Plu$ Card is the official University of Mount Union identification card. All faculty, staff, students and sponsored individuals are required to have their ID cards for identification, security, and access to university buildings and services. The card must always be carried while on campus. The card is valuable and should be treated like cash, a credit card, or a key. In addition to identification, the card provides access to restricted areas (i.e. residence halls, restricted labs, or classrooms, etc.), meal plans, library materials, cultural and athletic events, and may additionally allow for purchases to be made at locations both on and off-campus from merchants who participate in the Purple Plu$ Plan if funds are made available through the GET app or payroll deduction (employees only).


Quick Facts - Using GET Mobile

  • View instructions on how to download and register your account using the GET Mobile App by visiting the "Accessing My Purple Plu$" tab below.

  • Access the GET App online to make deposits and view transactions.

  • Deposits may be made online using Visa or Master Card. Funds can also be added to a Purple Plu$ card account in-person at the Office of Business Affairs in Beeghly Hall during normal business hours or by mailing a check to the Office of Business Affairs using this deposit form.

  • For parents – Your student can share their account information with you but the account does belong to the student as it is registered to them using their University of Mount Union Student ID number and University email address. Parents are not permitted to establish their own GET account but you do have the option to deposit to your student’s debit account by using the guest deposit option on your computer or in your browser on your tablet, phone, or iPad. Please note that the guest deposit feature is not available on the mobile app.

  • Student cards will work immediately upon completing this process. Faculty and staff have the option of utilizing either the declining balance by emailing purpleplus@mountunion.edu to request it be activated (if it was not done upon your initial hire) or the credit option available with their card. Faculty and staff wishing to utilize the credit option must complete and submit a Payroll Deduction Authorization Form to the Office of Payroll and will be notified when their account is activated.

Accessing My Purple Plu$

Mount Union offers a free mobile application that can be downloaded to most phones, tablets, or iPads to obtain and manage your Purple Plu$ Card. When looking for the mobile app, just search in the App Store for GET Mobile. The program is also available on your computer via the GET website. Those new to the GET program must register as a new user before the features of the program can be utilized.

Prior to completing your Purple Plu$ card registration process, if you have a first name that you go by that is different than the name we have in our system, and/or you go by your middle name or a shortened form of your first name and you would prefer that name be printed on your card, you can visit Self-Service to make that change. Once in Self-Service, click the "My Profile" tab, next click "Personal Information" below, then click "Gender Identity Information" on the left to edit your display name (and gender information if desired) to update your records with the institution as a whole.


Steps to GET Your Purple Plus$ Card


1. Download the GET Mobile App. First-time users will have to create their account by following these steps

  • Once the GET Mobile App is open, choose the University of Mount Union from the scroll-down list.
  • Click Register.
  • Enter your Student ID number (including the three leading 0s) and your birthdate in this format MM/DD/YYYY (you must use the “/” slash between the month/day/year).
  • Enter your University of Mount Union email.
  • Enter your phone number.
  • Create a password for the GET App – it must be at least seven characters and contain at least one letter and one number, passwords are case-sensitive.
  • Click Register.
  • Upon receiving a confirmation via your Mount Union email – follow the instructions in that email to complete your registration.
  • You should now be able to log into your GET App.


2. Take a picture for your Purple Plu$ Card

  • Take a picture of yourself with your phone (or submit a color photo, taken within the last six months that is high resolution – not blurry, grainy, or pixelated).
  • The photo must be a clear image of your face. Do not use filters commonly used in social media.
  • Make sure you are facing the camera directly, with your full face in view and both eyes open.
  • You cannot wear a har or head covering, except for religious or medical purposes. You cannot wear headphones, AirPods, or other devices.
  • Use a plain background.
  • In summary, if a photo is acceptable for a US Passport, it is acceptable for your Student ID.

3. Submit the picture

  • The picture you select must be cropped and centered before you upload it.
  • Using the Get App, go to settings and upload the photo from your device.
  • You will be notified via your Mount Union email if your photo has been accepted or denied and how/where to obtain your Purple Plu$ card.

4. If you are not able or don’t want to download the GET App, please contact the director of camps and conferences in the HPCC for an appointment to take your picture and get your ID.