Sorry, if this topic has been addressed but after returning from preview I am still a bit unclear about the Gator 1 Central Card. I noticed a big push to open a Wachovia account. I do not bank at Wachovia and decided not to open an account for my daughter. We have BOA and they have an ATM in the Reitz Union so I am not too concerned about her access to cash.
What I am confused about is all the talk about "loading $$ onto your Gator 1 card". Unless I am completely off base, I am under the impression that the Gator 1 card is simply a UF id if you chose not to tie it in with a Wachovia account. So in my case there is no way nor no need to load money onto that card.
When my daughter chooses to shop at the Gator book store or eat anywhere on campus I told her to just use her regular debit card for all purchases. I am guessing/hoping that debit cards are accepted at all point of sale locations on the campus. Can you use debit cards for the laundry machines and/or vending machines? If not, I guess that is when she will need the cash.