Get Your Card


Who Gets One?

Student, Faculty, and Staff Cards

All students, faculty, and staff at the University of Calgary need a Unicard.

Students are eligible to receive a Unicard once they have registered for classes and have an eID. If you’re in a graduate program without coursework your registration needs to be initialized to get a Unicard.

Staff and Faculty become eligible on their first day of work.


Get Your Card

Visit the Unicard Office in the Dining Centre (DC018) with your UCID number and a piece of government issued picture ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport). We'll take your photo, print your Unicard and have you on your way.

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Online Photo Submission

Avoid the line by sending us your selfie.

Submit Your Selfie


Guest Cards

The guest Unicard can be used as an on-campus debit card. The Unicard allows guests of the University of Calgary access to the same debit services as students, faculty, and staff while on campus. Whether it's for a meal or a snack, printing and photocopying services, or a purchase from the Bookstoreyou can use your guest Unicard.

Guests can purchase a card from the Unicard Reload Stations in either the Taylor Family Digital Library or MacEwan Student Centre. Guest cards cost $1 and can be loaded after purchase.

When you purchase your card you agree the conditions stated in the Guest Unicard Agreement. Keep your guest card - even if you are only on campus for a short amount of time, your card will remain active for your next visit.

*These stations accept Canadian $5, $10, and $20 bills and $1 and $2 coins.


Eligibilty

All students, faculty and staff at the University of Calgary need a Unicard. Students are eligible to receive a Unicard once they have registered for classes and have an eID. If you’re in a graduate program without coursework your registration needs to be initialized to get a Unicard. Staff and Faculty become eligible on their first day of work. Keep your Unicard – your card does not need to be replaced every year.


Unicard Replacement

No. Your Unicard does not need to be replaced unless it has been lost or damaged and will remain active as long as you have a relationship with the university.

Yes, a $20 fee applies to all replacement cards. If you have lost your UPass there is a separate replacement fee for that sticker.

For reasons regarding fraud and security, if you replace your card, you may not keep your old card.

Yes, if you have money in any of the debit accounts, the money transfers over to the new card.

Yes, your access will be transferred to your new card after the new card is issued.  This can take 2-3 business days.  If there is an issue with your access transfer we recommend speaking with Electronic Access at Campus Security (MSC 260).

Send us an email with your UCID number, stating you have lost your card. Use "lost my card" as the subject line.  Your card will be put on hold until you come in and get a replacement card or until you find your old one. If you purchase a replacement card, all old cards will become completely deactivated.  Deactivated cards cannot be reactivated if found.

No. Once a new card has been created, all old cards are automatically and irrevocably deactivated.