Photo ID

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

Winter 2022 Appointment Hours

Mcard services are available to those with pre-scheduled appointments. Appointments can be scheduled on the following days/times

  • Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 PM - 4:30 PM 

Please use the LibCal Reservation Portal to book your appointment. You will need to log in using your Umich account. 

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 2022 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/new Mcard?

Students

  • On Campus: Students coming to campus for class, labs, and/or work should get a Mcard.
  • Remote Only: Remote students don't need a Mcard, but can get one at their earliest convenience.

Faculty

  • An upgraded Mcard is required for building access outside of operating hours or for access into rooms with card readers.
  • Additional steps will need to be completed through the Campus Access approval to add building access to your Mcard.

Staff

  • An upgraded Mcard is required for building access outside of operating hours or for access into rooms with card readers.
  • Additional steps will need to be completed through the Campus Access approval to add building access to your Mcard.

How do I get an upgraded/new Mcard?

New & Returning Students

Please use the LibCal Reservation Portal to sign up for an appointment. You will need to sign in using your Umich account. 

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

  • Students: A digital or paper copy of your current class schedule
  • A government-issued photo ID (driver's license, state ID, or passport). Copies or pictures of your ID will not be accepted.
  • Bring a face covering if needed. 
  • Follow social distancing protocols.
  • If you feel sick, do not come to campus.  Instead, reschedule.

New Faculty

New faculty should work with their supervisor and Department Access Coordinator to get their MCard Request Form completed. Once completed, sign up for an appointment using the LibCal Reservation Portal.

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).
  • Mcard Request Form (Unless it has been emailed to University Center). 
  • Bring a face covering if needed
  • Follow social distancing protocols.
  • If you feel sick, do not come to campus.  Instead, reschedule.

Existing Faculty and Staff that need replacement for expired card

Please schedule an appointment through the LibCal Reservation Portal. You'll need to sign in using your Umich account. 

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).
  • Expired MCard
  • Bring a face covering if needed
  • Follow social distancing protocols.
  • If you feel sick, do not come to campus.  Instead, reschedule.

New Staff

New staff should work with their supervisor and Department Access Coordinator to get their MCard Request Form completed. Once completed, please sign up for an appointment through the LibCal Reservation Portal. You'll need to sign in using your Umich account. 

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).
  • MCard Request Form (if not already emailed) 
  • Bring a face covering.
  • Follow social distancing protocols.
  • If you feel sick, do not come to campus.  Instead, reschedule.

 

Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Cards

  • If your Mcard has been lost or damaged, contact your Department Access Coordinator to cancel any building access you may have.
  • Schedule an appointment through the LibCal Reservation Portal. You'll need to sign in using your Umich account. 
  • There is a $20.00 fee for replacing a lost or damaged card. Stolen cards can be replaced for free with a valid police report. 

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