About Cavalier Advantage
What is Cavalier Advantage?
Cavalier Advantage is an account on your student or faculty/staff ID card. Cavalier Advantage "generic" cards are also available. The account is activated once funds have been deposited with the University. Cavalier Advantage eliminates the need to carry cash and offers value in addition to convenience.
Cavalier Advantage works as a declining-balance account on the ID card; funds must be available in the account for its use. When purchases are made, the balance decreases; when it reaches a zero balance purchases will no longer be accepted. Cash cannot be withdrawn from the account, and there is no minimum balance to maintain. Your University ID card is non-transferable.
Consult the Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about Cavalier Advantage.
Sample ID Cards
How To Obtain a Cavalier Advantage "Generic" Card
If you are a guest or visitor, Cavalier Advantage cards may be purchased from cash deposit machines located in Clemons Library, Alderman Library, the Science & Engineering Library in Clark Hall, Fiske Kimball Library at the Architecture School, the Health Sciences Library, and O-Hill Dining Hall. Learn more.
Discounts for Cardholders
By using your Cavalier Advantage account, you will receive a 20% discount on copy machines, a 25% discount at the Central Grounds Parking Garage, and a 10% discount on all regularly priced merchandise at TJ's Locker located at AFC (except at the Cavalier Computers satellite store inside TJ's).
The Cavalier Advantage program is administered by the Office of Business Operations. The office is located in the Observatory Hill Dining Hall, on the corner of Alderman and McCormick Roads. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. We welcome your comments.
Terms and Conditions
Cavalier Advantage is an account on your student or faculty/staff ID card. Cavalier Advantage "generic" cards are also available. The account is activated once funds have been deposited with the University. Your University ID card is non-transferable.
Upon graduation or withdrawal from the University, you may request a refund in writing if your balance exceeds $30. A $20 processing fee will be charged for all refunds, which will be removed from the remaining refundable balance. You may email your request to the office; simply include your name, the last 5-digits of your UVAID number ONLY (for security purposes), the reason for the refund, and where to send the refund. You have sixty days after leaving the University to request a refund.
If your student, faculty/staff or Cavalier Advantage "generic" card is lost or stolen, notify the ID Card Office or the Cavalier Advantage Office immediately. You are responsible for charges made prior to notification that your card has been lost or stolen.
If you return merchandise purchased with your Cavalier Advantage funds, your Cavalier Advantage account will be credited.
Deposits made online, utilizing the web-based deposit system, will be processed without the use of the actual ID card.
Changes to these terms and conditions will apply to all cards and supersede those in effect at the time the card was issued.
The Business Operations Office is responsible for establishing, maintaining and terminating accounts. If you have any questions, please contact us.