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Eligibility

Undergraduate students — Full-time and part-time students who have enrolled in the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and have paid their enrollment fee are eligible for a U Card.

Graduate students — Full-time and part-time graduate students who have enrolled in the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and been accepted are eligible for a U Card.

Non-enrolled and students who have graduated — If you are no longer currently enrolled or if you have graduated, you are no longer eligible for a U Card.

Transfer students who have enrolled in the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and have paid their enrollment fee are eligible for a U Card.

Transfer students who are transferring from a University of Minnesota system campus (Duluth, Rochester, Crookston, Morris) are eligible for a FREE University of Minnesota Twin Cities U Card.

Continuing Education Students who are fully enrolled in at least one class at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities are eligible for a U Card

PSEO Students - PSEO students who are enrolled in at least one class at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities are eligible for a U Card.

CIS Students - CIS students who are taking a class through the University of Minnesota Twin Cities are eligible to receive a U Card through their CIS teacher. CIS students may not come to the U Card Office to get their U Card. To view the options for receiving U Cards for your CIS class visit the  'Getting your U Card' page.

Staff and Faculty must be entered into the Human Resources Management System (HRMS)/PeopleSoft before they can get a U Card. This includes both paid and unpaid appointments.

Eligible appointments for a U Card include: faculty, academic staff, staff, retired faculty, retired academic staff, retired staff and Regents. Departments can find more information about sponsoring affiliated employees or students under  ‘Sponsored U Cards’. 

Affiliated Academic Staff, Affiliated Staff, Affiliated Students, Visiting Students and contract employees must be sponsored by a University department to obtain a U Card.

Please see the ‘Sponsored Accounts’ page for more information.

Alumni are not eligible for U Cards. 

You must be an active student to receive a U Card.