Replacement i-cards

It costs $20 to replace an i-card that is lost, stolen, or damaged. However, you may trade in a defective, worn, or outdated card for a new one at no charge. ID Center staff ultimately determine whether a card is damaged, worn, or defective.

When you replace an i-card, most campus accounts and services—meal plans, door access, and so on—will work on your new card within a few hours. An exception is stored cash value (used only at Urbana to make photocopies at University libraries, the Illini Union, and residence halls), which can't be restored or refunded.

If you have a TCF Bank Campus Student Checking account, TCF will automatically update your account with your replacement card data. However, in order to avoid any processing delays, we recommend you contact TCF as soon as you receive your replacement i-card.


Reporting a lost or stolen card

Report a lost or stolen ID card immediately! When you report a loss or theft, your card is deactivated permanently so that no one can misuse it. This is a security precaution that protects you and the campus community.

To report a lost or stolen ID card, phone your campus ID Center. After hours, contact campus Police.

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Changing your name on your ID

If your name has changed, it's a good idea to update your University ID card—whether you are a student, an employee, or a University affiliate.

Students

  1. Contact your Registration office for name change instructions.
  2. Bring these items to your campus ID Center:
    • The record or receipt of your name change
    • Your current University ID
    • A current proof of identity that bears your changed name

Employees

  1. Access the NESSIE website and follow instructions on the "Life Events" tab.
  2. Contact your campus ID Center to confirm your record has been updated.
  3. Bring your current University ID and a proof of identity that bears your changed name to your campus ID Center.

Others

  1. Phone or visit your campus ID Center to request a name change.
  2. Bring your current University ID and a proof of identity that bears your changed name to your campus ID Center.

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