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Getting Your U Card

You will receive your first U Card from the U Card Office in Coffman Memorial Union.


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 if you do not have an approved primary form of ID.

All forms of ID must be a hard copy or in physical form. We will not accept ID paperwork, a photo of an ID, a document on your mobile device or a photocopy of an ID.


You MUST have a primary form
of ID to receive your first U Card

Approved Primary Forms of IDs
for a First or Replacement U Card:

  • 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

We will accept 2 forms of approved secondary IDs 
for a 
replacement U Card if you do not have an
approved primary form of ID

Approved Secondary Forms of IDs
for Replacement U Card
(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
  • Certification Letter from One Stop Student Services
  • Certified Birth Certificate

The U Card Office will no longer be producing CIS U Cards after August 1st, 2018.