Your U Card is your official University of Minnesota ID.

Your U Card gives you access to secured buildings on campus based on your role/status at the University. Your U Card will also give you access to different services on campus. Lastly, your U Card can also be used to access accounts that are attached to your U Card.

Building Access

Residential Halls
Wellness Center
Secured Buildings


Meal Plan
Student Account
T.H.E. Bus

Added Services

Your U Card also grants you access to the Computer Desk Help service.

Taking Care Of Your U Card

U Card Hands Graphics


  • 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