Photo ID

Photo Identification Cards  |  ID Cards for New Students
ID Cards for Returning Students  |  ID Centre Location & Hours
Replacement Cards  |  ID Cards & Copy Services  |  ID Cards & Meal Plans

Photo Identification Cards

Your student photo identification (Photo ID) card is your access key to all student services.

You should carry your Photo ID card with you at all times. It is issued when you first attend and is permanent throughout your stay at the University of Manitoba.

The Photo ID Card is your library card. You will also be asked to show it when you sit for examinations, and you will need it if you pay the athletic facility use fee or purchase a food service meal plan or purchase a discounted bus pass.

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ID Cards for New Students

If you are a new student for the Fall session you can obtain your Photo ID starting May 1.

If you are a new student for the Winter session you can obtain your Photo ID starting November 5.

You are encouraged to obtain your card during the summer when waiting times are shorter. A fee payment receipt to indicate that you have registered is not required, but some form of current photo identification is.

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ID Cards for Returning Students

The Photo ID Card you received the first time you registered is valid for your use as long as you are a student. Your registration is checked by computer when your card is passed through an ID Card reader, so it is not necessary to renew or reactivate your ID card each year.

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ID Centre Location and Hours

Fort Garry Campus 

There are two ID Centres on the Fort Garry Campus - locations and operating hours are:

Registrar's Office
400 University Centre
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:15 pm*

*ID Centre location and hours differ during Fall Term New Student Orientation, and for the first week of Fall Term classes.  Please note the changes to operating locations and hours during the following dates:

  • MOVED to 224 University Centre:
    • August 25, 2016, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • August 26, 2016, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • August 29 to September 2, 2016, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • September 3, 2016, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
    • September 6 to 8, 2016, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • September 9, 2016, 9:00 am to 1:00pm
  • RETURNS to 400 University Centre:
    • September 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm



Extended Education Student & Instructor Services
185 Extended Education Complex
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:15 pm

Bannatyne Campus

Photo IDs can be obtained at the Neil John MacLean Health Sciences Library located in the Brodie Centre; their hours of operation are**:

Photo ID Fall/Winter Term Hours at Neil John MacLean Library
Monday to Friday:   8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday:   9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday:    10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Photo ID Summer Hours at Neil John MacLean Library (May to August)
Monday to Thursday:   8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday:   8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday:   9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday:   Closed

**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.

Distance & Online Education, Evening & Part-Time Students

If you are a distance & online education, evening or part-time student you will also need a Photo ID card. 

To obtain your card, visit an ID Centre during the hours listed above.  Or, if you are unable to access one of these locations during available times you can complete this form:

ID Card Request Form (PDF)

Send the form along with a picture to the Registrar’s Office; your card will be mailed to the address that you indicate on the form.

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Replacement Cards

If your Photo ID card is lost or stolen, or you change your name, you should get a new ID card at one of the locations noted above.  Please complete this form:

Replacement ID Card Request Form (PDF)

There is a $21.50 fee for a replacement card regardless of the reason for loss, except in cases where loss was reported to the Winnipeg police and a police report number is provided to the ID Centre. Cards that have been damaged as a result of a defect in materials will be replaced free of charge. 

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ID Card & Photo Copy Service

The magnetic coding on your Photo 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 Photo 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.

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ID Card & Meal Plans

Many U of M students and staff have meal plans; to use your meal plan, your ID Card will be swiped when making food purchases.

If you are experiencing any problems using your ID Card for this purpose, please contact the Meal Plan Coordinator at 204-474-7048, or visit 207 Pembina Hall.

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Updated August 12, 2016