What is Cat's Cache?

Cat's Cache is a debit account encoded on your UNH photo ID card. It provides cashless access to on-campus vending machines, many products and services across campus, and at many local businesses. It's available for students, faculty and staff.

How do I set up Cat's Cache?

All issued ID cards have a Cat's Cache account encoded on them.  As soon as funds are deposited to the account, they will be ready to use.

How do I use it?

When you use Cat's Cache to make a purchase, your UNH ID card is swiped or tapped at a card reader and the amount of the purchase is deducted from your account balance. The new balance is displayed and/or printed on your receipt.

Is there a minimum balance?

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.

Can I get a refund?

Cat’s Cache is fully refundable upon request without penalty, but the entire balance must be refunded at once.

What if I don't spend my entire balance?

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Accounts of graduated and withdrawn students are typically closed no later than 30 days after separation from UNH.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 Campus Services Office via e-mail, id.office@unh.edu.

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

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.


Please Note

  • Cat's Cache cannot be used for alcohol, tanning or tobacco purchases.
  • Your Cat's Cache username is your assigned IT ID user name.
  • Questions regarding Cat's Cache? Please contact the Campus Services Office, id.office@unh.edu.