Your U Card is your official University of Minnesota ID

Your U Card will provide access to:

  • Printing on campus printers ($100 is loaded on the card for printing)
  • Charging purchases of textbooks and supplies from University Bookstores to your University student account (if you are currently enrolled at the University of Minnesota and have no financial holds on your student account).
  • Entering The Nest

Taking Care of Your U Card

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  • Store your U Card in a protective sleeve or case
  • Keep your U Card in a secure place
  • 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