Who can upgrade?
No one is required to upgrade. Only those who have a classic i‑card and use it should replace it. If you don’t need a new i‑card, that’s fine. You can still exchange your classic i‑card after February 1.
This change relates only to classic i‑cards, like those pictured at the top of this page. For all other university IDs, there’s no need to upgrade—it’s business as usual.
How do you upgrade?
Once your new photo is taken, you’re three minutes from a new i‑card. Almost all services relink automatically. See the next topic for specifics.
How and when do my card services relink?
Card services relink automatically, as follows:
What happens to classic i-cards on February 1?
Starting February 1, 2019, classic i‑cards are invalid for all university services; this includes MTD bus service in the Urbana-Champaign community. According to ID card terms, an invalid ID may be confiscated. Don’t use a classic i‑card—or any expired ID—for any service or identification!
For more information
If you have any questions, please contact i‑card Programs.