Getting Your U Card

You will receive your U Card from the U Card Office located in Behmler Hall.

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 on the day they register for classes.

Transfer students will receive a U Card at registration. If you have a U Card from another U of M campus, you will be required to get a U of M Morris U Card in order to access campus-specific technology.

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 Morris 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 U Cards be mailed to their classroom by submitting students’ photos to the U Card Office. To start this process please email [email protected] and indicate you wish to receive U Cards for your CIS students.

Students enrolled exclusively in online courses at UMM must be registered for classes a minimum of 24 hours prior to obtaining a U Card.

Note: University entitlements are based on current status only, not future status.

Online students can request a U Card in person, via USPS or via email

In person: Visit our office to obtain your U Card in person. Be prepared to have your picture taken. Digital photos are taken as part of the card issuance process. Be sure to bring a government issued photo ID, which must be presented at the time of card issuance (driver's license, state ID, military ID, tribal ID or passport are accepted).

Via USPS: Students may submit a current (taken within the last year), standard size (2"x2" up to 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"), passport quality photo (use photo quality guidelines below) and a copy of a valid government issued photo ID (driver's license, state ID, military ID, tribal ID or passport).

Photos and copies of government issued photo IDs can be submitted via USPS to:

U Card Office
205 Behmler
600 East 4th Street
Morris, MN 56267

Please include the return address where your U Card should be mailed.

Via email: Students may submit a current (taken within the last year) photo (use photo quality guidelines below) in the form of a .jpg or .jpeg file. Please include a copy of a valid government issued photo ID (driver's license, state ID, military ID, tribal ID or passport) in the form of a .jpg or .jpeg file as well. Email your two photos to [email protected].

Please include the return address where your card should be mailed.

Photo Requirements

  1. At least 600 pixels by 600 pixels or 2” x 2” photo in JPEG format.
  2. Use a plain white, off-white or light gray background, free of patterns, objects, textures, etc. (No trees, bricks, windows, grass, stairs, wood, doors, etc.)
  3. Image of face and shoulders facing forward. Do NOT zoom in on face. Leave space around the sides of your face and the top of your head.
  4. Clear image in color without any added filters, effects or clip art.
  5. Use good lighting. No overexposed photos.
  6. A clear, unobstructed, front view of the full head and shoulders. No hands can be touching the face or in the image. Eyes must be open.
  7. A photo of the student alone in normal street attire with no hats, sunglasses, hand symbols or pets in photo (religious head coverings are acceptable).
  8. Recent (less than one year old).

If you are cropping a photo to look like the example, be aware cropped photos can become pixilated and will not be accepted.