Your U Card is your official University of Minnesota ID

Your U Card will provide access to the following locations: 

  • The Nest*
  • Student Life Center entrances
  • 2nd floor Center for Learning Innovation in 318 Commons*
  • Intercultural Student Center in the Student Life Center*
  • Laundry room in the Student Life Center
  • Fitness room locations in the Student Life Center* 
  • Bike Storage in the Student Life Center
*U card access during specified times
Your U Card also allows you to:
  • Participate in the meal plan with Raptor Eats. 
  • Print on campus printers ($100 is loaded on the card for printing).
  • Charge 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).

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
  • 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