Who needs an i-card?
There is no general requirement to have an i-card. However, most students, faculty, and staff who are active on campus need i-cards for library services, meal plans, door access, COVID test check-in, and/or other card-based services.
Eligibility for i-cards—for all University of Illinois IDs—is based on a person's affiliation to the U of I System and their actual need for a card. Read how to get an i-card if you're a student or employee, and if you're sponsoring a guest or extra help worker, read our visitors and other affiliates information.