Welcome to the UMass Amherst UCard Office

Online Photo Submission Now Available to Orientation Students

May 18, 2016

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

Starting Wednesday, May 18th, 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!



UCard Office No Longer Accepting Employment Applications for Summmer 2016

May 13, 2016

The UCard Office is no longer accepting empoyment applications for Summer 1016.
Applications that were received are being reviewed and applicatnts will be contacted sometime next week regarding the status of their applications.
Many thanks to all who have applied.

UCard Debit Account No Longer Valid for Textbook Purchases

August 19, 2015

UMass Amherst has recently transitioned from an on-campus bookstore to an online bookstore managed by Amazon.com.  This new bookstore does not currently accept the UCard debit account as payment.
As a result, students and their families should not deposit funds to the UCard debit account for the purposes of purchasing books, and instead should purchase books from Amazon using an accepted payment method.
For more information about the new online book store and its relation to the UCard system, please see: https://www.umass.edu/ucard/content/new-online-book-store.

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