The Student ID card is issued when you first attend UM and is permanent throughout your stay here.

  • The UM Student ID card is your library card.
  • It works as Photo ID for on campus services.
  • You'll be asked to show it during examinations.
  • They'll ask for it when you pay for or use the athletic facility.
  • You need it to purchase a food service meal plan.
  • You'll need it to validate your Winnipeg Transit U-Pass or your Post-Secondary Student Peggo Card.
  • You'll need to use it as a swipe card on certain doors.

Contactless ID Cards for New Students - Coming August 2020

Information on how to obtain your New Student Card will be available mid August 2020. Check back here for details.

Student Replacement ID cards

If you require a replacement ID card for any of the reasons listed below, please complete the Request for Replacement ID form and submit it to us.

  • Card has been lost
  • Card has been stolen
  • Card is damaged
  • Change of name

The form can be delivered to us by email or standard mail. You will need to submit a copy of your government-issued photo ID along with the form for us to verify your identity.

Damaged card will be replaced at no cost to you. Photographic proof of damage must be submitted with the Request for Replacement ID form.

There is a $23.00 fee for a replacement card. For payment, please fill out the payment section of the Request for Replacement ID form before forwarding your request.

Requests may be sent to:

Registrars.Office@umanitoba.ca

Please be advised that your student card will not come encoded with building access or your meal plan. Please contact your faculty for more information regarding building access. More information about the meal plan can be found below.

Staff ID Cards

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the ID centre(s) are currently closed to in-person traffic. However, staff can request their ID cards remotely.

New Staff Cards

If you are a new staff member or have never requested a University of Manitoba Staff ID card, please complete the ID Card Request form and submit it to us. This form can be submitted to us by email. You will need to include a professional picture of yourself, as well as a signed signature to be displayed on the ID card. Please see the photo and signature guidelines for examples. You will also need to submit a copy of your government-issued photo ID along with the request. We will mail your ID card back to the address specified on the form once it has been processed.

Replacement Staff Cards

If you require a replacement card, please complete the Request for Replacement ID form and submit it to us. This form can be submitted to us by email. You will also need to submit a copy of your government-issued photo ID along with the request. We will mail your ID card back to the address specified on the form once it has been processed.

Requests may be sent to:

Registrars.Office@umanitoba.ca

Please be advised that your staff card will not come encoded with building access. Please contact Physical Plant for more information regarding building access.

Please note, this process can take up to two weeks.

ID centre locations and hours - CLOSED, until further notice

Fort Garry campus

There are two ID centres on the Fort Garry campus - locations and operating hours are:

Registrar's Office - CLOSED, until further notice.
400 UMSU University Centre
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Extended Education Student & Instructor Services - CLOSED, until further notice
185 Extended Education Complex
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Bannatyne campus ID centre

Neil John MacLean Health Sciences Library - CLOSED, until further notice.
Brodie Centre
Fall/Winter hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Summer hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

During the Fall/Winter hours, only those who already have a swipe-enabled card can enter the library after 6 p.m. The library closes at 5 p.m. in the summer.

During holidays the library may be closed or will have shortened hours. The ID centre will close one hour before the Library's scheduled closing time. Please see the Neil John MacLean Health Sciences Library website for holiday hours and closures.

ID card and photocopy service

The magnetic coding on your Student ID card can be "loaded" with a sum of money so that you can use the card at library photocopying machines or at library microform machines.

Your student ID card can be encoded with a cash amount at the cash card manager units in the Elizabeth Dafoe Library, the Albert D. Cohen Management Library, the D.S. Woods Education Library, the Sciences and Technology Library, and the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library.

Information regarding library services and hours of operation can be found on the U of M Libraries website.

ID card and meal plans

Many UM students and staff have meal plans. You can swipe your ID card to make meal plan purchases. If you have any problems using your ID card for this purpose, please contact the Meal Plan coordinator at 204-474-7048, or visit Pembina Hall, Rm. 207.

ID card forms