Getting Your U Card
You must present an approved primary form of a government issued photo ID to receive your first U Card.
You may present 2 different types of approved secondary forms of ID for a replacement U Card.
Accepted IDs for 1st U Card or
Replacement U Card
Approved Primary Forms of IDs:
- US Passport
- US Passport Card
- Foreign Passport
- US State or Territory Driver’s License
- US or State Agency ID Card
- US Military ID Card
- US Military Dependent’s ID Card
- US Coast Guard Merchant Marine Card
- Tribal Card
Accepted IDs for a
Replacement U Card
Approved Secondary Forms of IDs
(Must provide 2 different forms):
- High School Photo ID
- Mail with Your Name & Address (information must match what is on file in the UMN system)
- Social Security Card
- Certified Transcript
- Certified Birth Certificate
1st Year Students will receive their U Card from the U Card Office during their advisement and registration session.
Transfer students will receive a U Card at their advisement and registration session. If you have a U Card from a UMN coordinate campus (Twin Cities, Rochester, Duluth, Morris), we do still ask that you get a UMN Duluth U Card as the Duluth U Card has different technology on the card.
PSEO students can receive their U Card at the U Card Office during their Orientation.
If you receive a U Card as a PSEO student and then apply and are accepted to the UMN Duluth for your Undergraduate Education, you will use the same U Card. You are only eligible for a free U Card every 5 years.
CIS teachers may request that U Cards be mailed to their classroom by submitting student's photos to the U Card Office via the express online form. To start this process please email firstname.lastname@example.org and note you are inquiring about receiving U Cards for your CIS class.
If you are a full time online student at the University of Minnesota Duluth you may request that your U Card be mailed to you. However, this process may take up to 2 weeks as we must go through a verification process. Please email email@example.com if you are a full time online student at UMD and you would like to start the process of receiving your U Card.
Staff and Faculty will receive their U Card at the U Card Office in Kirby Plaza.