Making Cub Cash useful

As school gets started, students have two convenient options when buying meals outside of the Cayman Cafeteria and paying for other things that are offered across campus with Cub Cash and Lions Lagniappe.

Cub Cash is a set amount of money on a student’s university I.D. that comes with in a student’s meal plan. Swiping the I.D. like a credit card, students can purchase meals at many different locations, including restaurants in the Lion’s Den, Subway, Starbucks and both campus convenience stores, the Mane Market and the Mane Market Too.

“I think it’s really convenient,” said Emily Chiasson, a freshman majoring in communicative sciences and disorders. “I really like that we have Cub Cash because I don’t have to worry about having money on me all the time, and with how expensive college is getting to be, it’s a relief to know that I have money, especially for food, so I don’t have to worry about running out of money in my account from eating on campus.”

Cub Cash rolls over from the fall to the spring semester, but any that is not used by the end of the spring semester is forfeited. Students are encouraged to monitor their balances and get full use out of this investment.

According to Auxiliary Services, one frequently asked question is: “Why can’t I use Cub Cash at the Bookstore?”

“Cub Cash goes hand-in-hand with meal plans and has nothing to do with non-Campus Dining purchases,” said Robin Rodrigue, Director of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives with Auxiliary Services. “Lions Lagniappe, on the other hand, can be used basically anywhere purchases on campus are made. With Lions Lagniappe, students do not have to carry cash with them on campus nor do they need to bring their personal credit or debit cards with them on campus. They can make all of their purchases on campus with their Southeastern I.D. if they have a Lions Lagniappe account.”

Lions Lagniappe can be used at all campus dining facilities including the University Bookstore, the Document Source, most on-campus vending machines, copy machines, the residential laundry facilities, the Health Center, and the Student Activity Center.

“I like the fact that every time I use [Lions Lagniappe], it shows my balance,” said Jacob Bellairs, a freshman majoring in business. “It makes it a lot easier to keep up with my funds.”

To open a Lions Lagniappe account, select $50, $100, $250 or $500 to be placed on your card while selecting your meal plan and other details for your semester bill. The amount selected will automatically be charged to your bill for the semester along with your tuition and any other fees.

If a Lions Lagniappe account was not started at the beginning of the semester through the bill, the Controller’s Office on north campus can open an account with the student’s university I.D. If an account is already open, more money can be added to the Lions Lagniappe account using special machines located in Sims Library and Student Union.

Unlike Cub Cash, Lions Lagniappe rolls over every semester, and after graduation or withdrawal from the university, any leftover funds will belong to the student and will not be kept by the university.

For more information on Cub Cash, contact Campus Dining at 985-549-2286 on Monday-Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m., and for additional information on Lions Lagniappe, visit