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 be used to access accounts that are attached to your U Card. 

Building Access

Residential Halls
Regional Fitness Center
Secured Buildings


Meal Plan
Student Account
Library Card

Added Services

Bookstore Access
Regional Fitness Center Access

Taking Care of Your U Card

U Card Hands Graphic


  • 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