Due to the continuing pandemic, Mcard services will only be available to those with immediate on-campus building access needs. Appointments can be scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the University Center Information Center. Call 313-583-6330 or email umd-mcard@umich.edu

Mcards will be available to students at a later date in winter semester.  Students who are enrolled in an on-campus class will be contacted in mid-February to make an appointment to get their Mcard before their class starts meeting on campus in March.

Students, faculty, and staff use Mcards as photo ID at University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Government photo ID (driver's license, state ID, or passport) will be required at the time of Mcard issuance for all individuals.

Also students must have a copy of their current class registration in order to have a card printed.  Students must be currently enrolled in order to have a card printed.

As of August 6, 2018, the replacement fee has increased to $20 for lost, damaged, or stolen cards.  UM-Dearborn is now issuing "smart" cards for increased campus security.  All current cards will not be replaced; only individuals who need door access to a secure area on campus will be contacted regarding card replacement.  All new and replacement cards issued will be smart cards.

For questions or more information, please contact us at umd-mcard@umich.edu. 

Winter 2021 Mcard Information

Background

In August 2018, the University updated the door access and Mcard system to offer better campus security and control of campus access.  Many faculty and staff upgraded their Mcards at that time, but some did not.  Since August 2018, only upgraded Mcards have been issued.  To confirm if you have an upgraded card, look to see if there is a key symbol to the right of your photo.  If your card has the key, then you already have the upgraded Mcard!

Do I need an upgraded Mcard?

Students

  • On Campus: An Mcard is required.  Either format Mcard is acceptable for building entry at your scheduled class time.
  • Remote Only: An Mcard is not needed at this time.

Faculty

  • On Campus: An Mcard is required.  Either format Mcard is acceptable for building entry at your scheduled class time.
    • An upgraded Mcard is required for building access outside of your scheduled class time.  Follow the steps for Campus Access approval.  If needed, an upgraded Mcard will be created as part of that process.
  • Remote Only: An Mcard is not needed at this time.

Staff

  • On Campus: An upgraded Mcard is required.  Follow the steps for Campus Access approval.  If needed, an upgraded Mcard will be created as part of that process.
  • Remote Only: An Mcard is not needed at this time.

How do I get an upgraded Mcard?

New Students

New students with an on-campus class will be contacted to schedule a time with a UUE representative to take a photo, create a new Mcard, and receive a parking pass.  New students without an on-campus classes will be contacted later.

On the scheduled date and time, arrive at the University Center, South East Exit with the following items:

  • Students: A copy of your current class registration.
  • A government issued photo ID (driver's license, state ID, or passport).
  • Wear a face covering.
  • Follow social distancing protocols.
  • If you feel sick, do not come to campus.  Instead, reschedule.

New Faculty

New faculty with an on-campus class will be contacted to schedule a time with a UUE representative to take a photo and create a new Mcard.  New faculty without an on-campus class will be contacted later.

On the scheduled date and time, arrive at the University Center, South East Exit with the following items:

  • A government issued photo ID (driver's license, state ID, or passport).
  • Wear a face covering.
  • Follow social distancing protocols.
  • If you feel sick, do not come to campus.  Instead, reschedule.

Existing Faculty/Students

Existing faculty and students should contact their Department Access Coordinator.  For those with on-campus classes, the new Mcard will be available within a few days for exchange at the classroom building temperature check station.  For those who are not scheduled for on-campus classes, you will be contacted with Mcard exchange instructions.

New Staff

New staff with on-campus requirements should follow the steps for Campus Access approval.  You will be contacted to schedule a time with a UUE representative to take a photo and create a new Mcard.  On the scheduled date and time, arrive at the University Center, South East Exit with the following items:

  • A government issued photo ID (driver's license, state ID, or passport).
  • Wear a face covering.
  • Follow social distancing protocols.
  • If you feel sick, do not come to campus.  Instead, reschedule.

Existing Staff

  • Lost or damaged Mcard: To replace a lost or damaged Mcard, contact your Department Access Coordinator.
  • Upgraded Mcard:  Upgraded Mcards are only needed for building access.  If you have building access needs, follow the Campus Access process. 
Students

Currently registered students can obtain a new or replacement Photo ID card by going to the Information Desk in the University Center. Proof of current registration is required to obtain an identification card. The library requires this card in order to check out books.

There is a $20.00 fee to replace lost or stolen ID cards. The fee must be paid at the Student Accounts Office before an ID card can be replaced.

* Distance learning students - your academic department will request a Mcard on your behalf when you enroll in a new program.  An Mcard for a distance learning student will be issued without a picture.

Faculty and Staff

Campus faculty and staff can obtain a new or replacement Photo ID card at the Information Desk in the University Center. An Identification Card Request and Change Form must be filled out when requesting the first card or to change any card information. Additional information can be obtained from the Mcard website.

UM-Dearborn Mcard Form

Dearborn departments and units must complete this form for new Dearborn faculty, staff, and others (non-students) to request the first Mcard or for cardholders who are transferring to a new department.

This form is required for the issuance and replacement of expired cards for contractors, temporary employees, unpaid staff, vendors, and visitors.

Dearborn Mcard Request and Change Form

Expiring Cards

Mcard holders with cards approaching expiration may visit the Mcard station at the University Center Information Desk to request a new card within 30 days of the expiration date for replacement. All Mcard procedures apply.

Faculty and staff with expiring cards do not need to submit a new form as long as their appointment is current.

Students with expiring cards MUST present a CURRENT copy of their registered classes.  Students must be currently enrolled in order to receive a replacement card.

Alumni

The Alumni Mcard is now available to be used as verification for UM-Dearborn graduates.  The cost to process the card is $20 and is valid for five (5) years.  Alumni must visit the Office of Alumni Engagement, 1190 Administration Building, to pick up a form verifying their status as a UM-Dearborn alumni.  Once complete, alumni can pay the $20 fee at the Student Accounts Office, and then visit the UC Information Desk with the form and receipt to have a card printed.

Discounts with valid Mcard

For more information about discounts you may be eligible for, visit the Mcard Discount Page.

University Union & Events

1133 - Information Desk
University Center (UC)
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