Most Five College Students do not qualify for UMass Amherst UCards. However, they may need access to certain card-based services while on campus. Depending on the student's particular status and needs, these are the cards available to them:
- Five College Engineering Students Living on Campus - During the year that Five College Engineering Students live on campus, they qualify for UCards. All they need to do is come to the UCard Office with current photo ID, and they will be issued UCards, which can be used for both meal plans and door access. Outside of the year they live on campus, they would not qualify for UCards, though they may qualify for other . (See categories below.)
Five College Students Taking Classes on Campus - During the semester that Five College Students are taking classes on campus, they may qualify to eat and/or access buildings with a UMass Amherst issued card.
- Students needing to eat on campus should go the Meal Plan Office located in Worcester Dining Hall. The Meal Plan Office will issue qualified Five College Students UMass Dining Cards that will allow them to eat while they are taking classes on campus.
- Students needing door access because of their classwork should have their departments request a Five College Badge from the UCard Office. Once the student had their badge, the department Security Access Coordinator (SAC) should also request the appropriate door access privileges for that badge from Facilities & Campus Services.
- Five College Students Working/Volunteering on Campus - Students working or volunteering on campus that require a card for door access should have their department Security Access Coordinator (SAC) request a Visitor Door Access Badge and appropriate access privileges from the Facilities & Campus Services.