University of Minnesota
U Card Offie
http://www.umn.edu/ucard/umtc
612-626-9900

Departmental ID Badges
(Formerly Known As Security ID Badge Program)

Program Overview

Beginning July 1st, 2014 the Security ID Badge (SID Badge) Policy and supporting Badge Management System (BMS) is being discontinued. This change impacts all SID Badge users, all centrally issued departmental guest badges, and centrally issued temporary housing cards.  No new cards should be ordered or replaced via BMS.  

Units should switch to displaying the U Card, and can do so immediately. Expired SID Badges can be worn until July 1, 2014 if necessary.

Once an individual switches to wearing their U Card, they should destroy their old SID card.

Departmental ID Badge Request Form

If for some reason the U Card does not work for your department please complete this Departmental ID Badge Request Form and email it to ucard@umn.edu with the subject line 'Departmental ID Badge Request'

Frequently Asked Questions

Should department employees wear their U Cards or get Departmental ID Badges? The University standard is now to wear the U Card as an ID. The U Card is the official University of Minnesota ID and a Departmental ID Badge is only for situations where a U Card will not work.

What if my department still needs Security ID Badges?
The U Card Office will no longer create Security ID Badges and the preferred replacement is the U Card. The U Card Office will be able to create Departmental ID Badges if the U Card is not an acceptable replacement. The U Card Office will provide the Departmental ID Badges but each department is responsible for the ordering, facilitating, tracking and destroying of these Departmental ID Badges. These badges also hold no OFFICIAL authentication/credential power at the University.

To request information about the Departmental ID Badges, please call the U Card Office at 612-626-9903 to speak with the U Card Office Operations Manager or email the U Card office at UCard@umn.edu

What happens to the badge I have now?
We encourage you to keep using the badge through July 1st, but you will need to contact a department administrator to see how your department would like to handle Departmental ID Badges in the future.

Who within my department do I have to talk to about ID Badges?
You may contact your Human Resources Representative or student services administrator to discuss how your department will handle ID Badges in the future.

How do I know if my department still needs Security ID Badges?
You may contact your Human Resources representative or student services administrator to discuss what the future need is for badges within your department.

After July 1st, 2014 my Security ID Badge will no longer work?
You may contact your Human Resources Representative or student services administrator to discuss what is happening with the future of your departmental SID Badges.

Will the new Departmental ID Badges Expire?
No, the Departmental ID Badges will have the issued date printed on them but will not have an expiration date printed on them. It is up to departments if they would like to set an internal expiration date for the Department ID Badges. We will not be able to print that date on the badges.

For FY15 how much is a Departmental ID Badge?
Departmental ID Badges are $5 and plastic holders are $1.

Please Note for Departmental ID Badges:

  • Cards can only be ordered by University Departments
  • Cards must be picked up by the person who places the order
    (unless otherwise specified)
  • There is a charge for each ID badge, which can include a plastic badge holder




Picture of an ID Badge
ID Badge Example