Welcome to the UMass Amherst UCard Office

UCard System Maintenance July 25th - July 27th

July 17, 2017

Scheduled maintenance to the UCard System software is scheduled for July 25-27th.  It is estimated that UCard System will be offline from 10 am on Tuesday, July 25th until at least 3 pm on Wednesday, July 26th, with July 27th being a contingency day.  As soon as the UCard System is available again, a message will be posted to this site.
While the system is being upgraded:

  • Point of sale and copy/print readers will continue to function in offline mode
  • Vending and laundry readers will operate in cash only mode
  • Value Port kiosks will be offline
  • UCard purchases at the University Store will be unavailable
  • GET Funds and other GET functionality will be unavailable
  • Printing/issuing of UCards or department badges will be unavailable

Please note that this upgrade does not affect door, library, or rec center access as these systems operate independently from the UCard System.
Thank you for your patience as we work to complete this maintenance as quickly as possible.

New Student UCard Pricing Effective August 28th

July 14, 2017

Effective August 28, 2017 the cost of getting new or replacement Student UCards will increase by $5.00.  

  • The cost for an initial UCard for CPE (Continuing and Professional Education) Student UCard will increase from $30.00 to $35.00.  (There is still no cost to non-CPE students for their initial UCards, as those costs are covered by their entering fees.)
  • The normal cost of replacing a Student UCard will increase from $25.00 to $30.00
  • The discounted cost of replacing a damaged UCard (so long as the card is the most recent card, and turned in when purchasing a replacement) will increase from $10.00 to $15.00.

This is the first increase to Student UCard pricing in over seven years and is directly related to the the upgraded technology available on the new cards.   In support of new and upcoming door access initiatives on campus, the memory capacity of the smart chip on the cards has been increased sixteen fold, raising the production cost of these cards. Upgrading the hardware on the cards now positions the University to take advantage of new card-based technologies as they emerge, such as the door access application currently being implemented.

Online Photo Submission Now Available to Summer 2017 Orientation Students

May 22, 2017

Don’t wait in line to take your id photo!

Starting Monday, May 22nd, incoming freshmen and transfer students that are participating in a New Students Orientation (NSO) session can upload their own UCard (campus id) picture to the UCard web site.  By submitting your id photo over the web before you attend your NSO session, you can avoid waiting in lines during your session or at the start of the semester.


What do you need before uploading your UCard photo?

  • You need to be a matriculated incoming freshman or transfer student seeking your initial UCard. Students who’ve already had UCards in the past, or who already have approved photos through photo upload should not use photo upload, but instead should come to the UCard Office to purchase replacement UCards.
  • You need to be enrolled in an in-person or online New Students Orientation session. See the NSO web site for more information about NSO sessions.
  • You need to know your UMass campus NetID and password. You’ll be using these to log in to the web site.  Contact Campus IT if you do not have this information. This is the same username and password that you use to log into SPIRE and you UMass email.
  • You need a digital photo of yourself that meets our UCard Photo Requirements.

Once you have everything, follow the online photo submission instructions and upload your photo!



Download the GET App for your iOS or Android Device

January 13, 2015

If you are using a mobile phone or tablet to access GET, GET will automatically send you to a mobile-friendly version of the web site. 

However if you are using an iOS or Android device, you should download and install the free iOS app or download and install the free Android app for even better performance and ease of use.

To learn more about GET, please see these short movies about How to Deposit Using GET and The GET Experience!

UCard Debit Account Accepted at Select Off-Campus Restaurants

August 28, 2014

Did you know that in addition to being accepted nearly eveywhere on-campus, your UCard Debit Account can also be used to buy food at over 20 off-campus locations?
Please check out the complete list of our participating off-campus merchants, including our newest merchants, Wendy's of Hadley and the Loose Goose Cafe!

Location & Hours

168 Whitmore Administration Bldg. (Map)
Monday - Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
(Extended Hours & Holiday Exceptions)

Contact Information

Email: ucard@admin.umass.edu
Telephone: (413) 545-0197
FAX: (413) 577-0644

Mailing Address

UCard Office
P.O. Box 2364
Amherst, MA 01004-2364