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Graduate Studies

Student ID Card

What is a McMaster Student ID card?

Your ID card identifies you as a McMaster University student: it displays your student number, name, photo, and contains an encoded magnetic strip. You will be able to use this card to obtain a variety of university services.

Please note: Your card remains the property of McMaster University and if you cease to be a McMaster student, the card must be returned to the Office of the Registrar.

Why do I need one?

Your McMaster Photo ID identifies you as a McMaster University student and permits you access to services on campus. In addition, you must present your student card in the School of Graduate Studies or Registrar’s Office to make inquiries about your personal academic record.

What do I need to do?

To create your student card, please visit the Mosaic Student Centre (Personal Information > Demographic Data) to upload your photo. For photo requirement details, see below.

Please upload your photo for Fall 2021 term by July 16, 2021.

You must be enrolled before uploading your photo.

How do I get my student card?

Domestic students: Your card will be mailed to you. Please update your personal and contact information – especially your  address – in Mosaic.

International students: Your student card will be available for you to pick up at a future date to be determined. We will advise when cards are available.

What if my card is lost, stolen, or not working as expected?

If your card is lost or stolen, visit the Registrar’s Office online chat (available on every page of the RO website) to connect with a representative to learn more about the replacement process.

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