Get an i-card

The i-card is the official University of Illinois identification card. Students, faculty, and staff are all eligible to receive an i-card. Others, including visitors and Extra Help workers, may be issued other cards or badges.

Your first i-card is free. You may also trade in a defective or worn card for a new one for free. However, replacements for lost, stolen, or damaged cards cost $20.


Getting an i-card is simple: visit your campus ID Center and bring a photo ID that meets our ID requirements. You can get your first card as early as your Registration or Orientation visit.

Faculty and staff

Confirm with Human Resources that your position is entered and active in Banner HR. Once your Banner record is established, visit your campus ID Center. Bring a photo ID that meets ID requirements.