UPDATE: PNC PCard Renewal for Expiring PCards

May. 17, 2021

PCards with expiration date of April 2021, new cards should have been received by PCard managers. IF RENEWAL PCARD HAS NOT BEEN RECEIVED, contact PCard@osu.edu 


Example of the email sent from the PCard Office:

From: BF CTL-PCard pcard@osu.edu


You are receiving this notice because you have a PCard that is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2021.  See below for adjustments to the 2021 renewal card distribution due to COVID-19 remote work restrictions.

Where will my renewal PCard be sent?

  • Renewal cards will be sent via USPS directly to the Card Manager/Cardholder.
  • Due to remote work restrictions, renewal cards have been directed to the address provided by your College/VP or Service Center.  In most cases, delivery will be made to a home/remote address.  You can check with your College/VP or Service Center to confirm that address.

When should I expect my renewal PCard to arrive?

  • Renewal cards (for April 2021 expirations) were released by the bank (PNC) on March 8.   Your renewal card should arrive by mid-April.
  • Timely receipt of your renewal card may be subject to local and campus mail delays.
  • Home/remote address delivery – check your mail carefully.  On certain card types, the insert mailer may not display your first/last name, but rather the name embossed on your card (e.g., OSU Operations).
  • Campus address delivery – if you elected to have your renewal PCard sent to your default business address on campus, check your building’s mail room.
  • If your renewal PCard has not arrived by May 1, contact the PCard Office for a replacement.

What if I need to make a purchase and have not received my renewal PCard?

  • Most merchants (some exceptions may apply) will accept your purchase through the card’s expiration date (April 30, 2021).
  • Online purchases that prompt for a billing address may be impacted and the temporary home/remote address should be entered. The original business (billing) address will be restored after the renewal card has been activated.
  • Urgent purchases can be made by your Service Center.

What actions should I take upon receiving my renewal PCard?

  • You will need to activate the renewal card using the 4-digit verification code submitted on your application.  In most cases, this is the last 4 digits of our social security number.
  • Expired cards should be properly destroyed once the renewal card is activated.

If you have questions, please contact the PCard Office.