The U Card has a network of wiring, chips, and magnets in it that come together to connect to your identity on campus. Looking for the various accounts your U Card connects to? View our accounts page.
Is my U Card compatible with transit?
If you have a vertically printed U Card, check the right side on the back for a 16-digit MiFare number (shown below). If you have this number, your card is compatible. If not, your card will need to be replaced. Classic (horizontally printed) U Cards are incompatible with transit and must be replaced.
Current U Card
The below U Card design was launched in August 2023. Older card designs are available below as well.
Other U Card Layouts
2000-2013 | Classic (Horizontal) U Cards
2014-2023 | Updated (Verticle) U Cards
The front of your U Card shows your name, image, and role/department. The back of your U Card contains other data:
This shows your role within the University, whether it be staff, academic staff, affiliated staff, retiree, or student.
Your University ID Number
All individuals (with the exception of affiliated staff) will have a University ID Number. This number is a unique 7-digit code, specific to you.
Your U Card Number
This is the number encoded onto your U Card, connecting your card to the University system and to your identity.
(Also referred to as "smart card" or "proximity" number) - this is the "tap" number on your U Card and is used to associate you to multiple university systems, including door access and Gopher GOLD.
MiFare (Transit) Number
The MiFare number was not added to the back of U Cards prior to July of 2016.
This is the date your U Card was printed and is used to evaluate your card by our office.