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About The U Card

Your U Card is your official University of Minnesota ID.

Your U Card gives you access to campus buildings and different accounts based on your role/status at the University. Please see the ‘Accounts’ page for more details on which accounts you may have on your U Card. 

Accounts on the U Card 

Added Services Gained with your U Card

  • Ticket discounts
  • Art Department Materials
  • Bursar Services
  • Student Employment
  • Health Services – Clinical Health Services
  • Center for Writing
  • Computer Labs

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Taking Care Of Your U Card

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Do:

  • Store your U Card in a protective sleeve or case
  • Keep your U Card in a secure place
  • Monitor your U Card account balances
  • Carry your U card with you on campus

Do Not:

  • Punch a hole in your U Card
  • Lend your U Card to anyone
  • Scratch the magnetic stripe
  • Put your U Card near a magnet

U Cards do not expire but services on them may. You are eligible to receive a free replacement U Card every 5 years. If you leave the University and return within 5 years of receiving your U Card you will need to use the same U Card or pay a replacement fee. Exceptions to this rule includes role changes. (ex. going from student to staff)