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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 (RO).

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 Spring 2022 term as soon as possible.

You must be enrolled before uploading your photo.

How do I get my student card?

Beginning in May 2022, student cards will be available for pickup in the Registrar’s Office, Gilmour Hall Room 108Please visit the RO website to learn more about joining their virtual line.

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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