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Distance Learning ID Card

The Distance Learning ID Card is a non-picture ID available to students enrolled in UMass Amherst distance learning degree programs for the sole purpose of proving active student status.  To learn more about this card go here.

To request your Distance Learning ID Card, fill out a request form, print it, sign it, and mail it to the UCard Office along with a check for $35 made out to the UMass UCard Office. Once the UCard Office receives your completed request form and check, your Distance Learning ID Card will be mailed to you. Cards typically arrive within a few weeks, but it sometimes takes as much as 4-6 weeks to reach mailing addresses outside the United States.


Department Copy & Print Card

The Department Copy & Print Card is for departments wishing to provide staff with departmental funds for printing and/or copying.  A new Departmental Copy & Print Card can be purchased for $1.00 plus the value to be put onto the card.  Funds can be added to the card in the furture at the department's request. The UCard Office only accepts departmental recharge for purchasing and/or funding Department Copy & Print Cards. 

To purchase a new Deparment Copy & Print Card, or to add value to an existing card, fill out an online form here.


Guest Card

The Guest card is an anonymous debit account card that can be used at any location that accepts the UCard as payment with the exception of vending machines. To learn more about the guest card go hereGuest cards can be acquired at any of the five deposit kiosks located in the W.E.B Du Bois Library (main floor), the Integrated Sciences Library (Lederle Graduate Research Center), the Campus Center Concourse, and the Hampden Convenience Store (Campus Map).

Location & Hours

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

Contact Information

Telephone: (413) 545-0197
FAX: (413) 577-0644

Mailing Address

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