Cat's Cache

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What is Cat's Cache?

Cat's Cache is a debit account encoded on your UNH photo ID card. There are no minimum or maximum balances, no setup fees, no monthly fees and no penalties for refunds. The account balance carries from semester to semester and year to year. Cat's Cache provides cashless access to on-campus vending machines, many products and services across campus and at many local businesses. Cat's Cache is available for students, faculty and staff. When you use Cat's Cache to make a purchase, your UNH ID card is swiped through a card reader and the amount of the purchase is deducted from your account balance and the new balance is displayed and/or printed on your receipt.

Wildcat Deposit Center

All undergraduate students have a Cats Cache account encoded on their student ID. Simply use one of the many ways, (outlined below) to make a deposit to the account and start making purchases. Graduate students, faculty and staff can have a Cats Cache account added to their ID by simply requesting one through the Dining and ID Office.

Cat’s Cache accounts have no minimum balance and no fees of any kind. Cat’s Cache is fully refundable upon request without penalty, but the entire balance must be refunded at once. After students have graduated or left UNH, any remaining Cat’s Cache balance of $10 or more will be refunded to the student account. A refund of any balance under $10 will be waived unless the student requests that refund before the account is closed. Accounts of graduated and withdrawn students are typically closed no later than 30 days after separation from UNH. Refund requests for Cat’s Cache balances under $10 should be made to the UNH Dining/ID Office in room 211 of the Memorial Union Building.

Please read UNH policies regarding Cat's Cache and university IDs. Click Here

How Do I Make Deposits?

Add as much or as little as you want. With Cat’s Cache, family or friends can make online deposits into student accounts using our “Guest Deposit” feature by entering the student first name, last name and the students IT ID user name. Look for the "GO" at the bottom of the following page This will bring you to a page where you can "Make a Guest Deposit". Cat’s Cache (and Dining Dollars ) can be purchased by mailing a check, payable to UNH, to the Dining/ID Office; be sure to include the student’s name and ID number. The amount of the check will be deposited into that student’s account and activated as soon as we receive it. Dining Dollars can be billed to student accounts through the online remittance form during eligible periods. Deposits can be made at the Dining/ID office with cash or a check. Students can also use cash, credit cards or debit cards at one of our convenient Dining Deposit Centers located at:

Wildcatessen in Stillings, Memorial Union Building (MUB), Holloway Commons, Philbrook Dining Hall, Gables North Building, Dimond Library, Kingsbury Library  and Computer Lab, UNH Manchester, and in SERC C

How Do I Protect My Balances?

During normal business hours call the Dining/ID Office at (603)862-1821 to have a card suspended. Only the balance on the card at the time the card was suspended can be protected.

On Campus Locations Accepting Cat's Cache

Establishments with * also accept Dining Dollars.

Off Campus Locations Accepting Cat's Cache

These locations do not accept Dining Dollars.

Aroma Joe's

Moe's Italian Subs

University Village Pizza

Campus Convenience


Wildcat Fitness


The Juicery

Wildcat Pizza

Durham House of Pizza


Breaking New Grounds



Rite Aid

Hannaford's (Durham)

Granite State Lunch Box (Manchester)

Sweetened Memories

The Big Bean Café The Works Bakery Café  

Please Note:
Cat's Cache can not be used for alcohol, tanning or tobacco purchases.
Your Cat's Cache user name is your assigned IT ID user name. What is IT ID?
Questions regarding Cat's Cache? Please contact the Dining/ID Office at (603)862-1821.
After hours, leave a voice mail message.