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Identification (ID) Cards

Identification (ID) Cards

Revision, January 2013. Start of revision.

As a student registered at McGill, you are required to present an ID card to:

  • write examinations;
  • use libraries and student services, including certain laboratories;
  • access residence buildings;
  • access meal plans;
  • access the inter-campus shuttle bus.

To receive your ID card you must be a registered student, while also providing your Permanent Code information and proof of legal status in Canada (for a list of acceptable documents, see Legal Documents: What Documents Does McGill Need from You?).

ID cards will not be issued if any of your legal documents are missing.

The Student Identification Card is the property of the University, for use by the cardholder only, and is not transferable. If you withdraw from all of your courses, you must attach your ID card to the withdrawal form or return it to Enrolment Services (or the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Student Affairs Office, Macdonald Campus).

  • New students must be registered for at least one course to obtain an ID card.
  • You must allow at least three hours after you have registered before applying for your ID card.
  • If you do not register for consecutive terms, you should retain your ID card to avoid having to replace it when you re-register.
  • If your card has expired, there is no charge for a replacement as long as you hand in the ID card.
  • If you change programs or faculties, there is no charge as long as you hand in the ID card.
  • If your card has been lost, stolen, or damaged, there is a $25 replacement fee.
  • If you need security access to labs or other facilities, see www.mcgill.ca/security/services-0/access-control.

ID Card Schedule for the Downtown Campus:

ID Card Schedule for the Downtown Campus:

The locations and opening hours of ID card centres can be found on the Student Information website at www.mcgill.ca/students/records/id.

  • New Quebec CEGEP students (once they register for at least one course) can obtain their ID cards as of June 10, 2013.
  • New Canadian and International students (once they register for at least one course) can obtain their ID cards as of June 17, 2013.
  • Returning students must be registered for at least one course, and may present themselves at an ID card centre at any time in order to obtain a replacement card.

ID Card Schedule for the Macdonald Campus:

ID Card Schedule for the Macdonald Campus:

Registered students can obtain an ID card from June 10, 2013.

  • Student Affairs Office, Room 106, Laird Hall
  • Office hours:
  • Monday through Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday throughout the summer – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Closed for Monday, June 24, and Monday, July 1
Note for Continuing Studies: You must allow at least one day after you have registered before applying for your ID card. You will not be issued an ID card if you have fees owing. You may obtain your ID card at the Client Services Office of the School of Continuing Studies. If you withdraw from all of your courses, you must attach your ID card to the withdrawal form or return it to the Client Services Office of the School of Continuing Studies.

Revision, January 2013. End of revision.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2012-2013 (last updated Jan. 17, 2013) (disclaimer)