ID Cards

ID Cards

Your Mizzou ID (TigerCard) is your official University of Missouri identification card. Students, faculty and staff may use their ID to check out materials from the library, clock in to campus jobs and charge academic expenses at The Mizzou Store.

Students and family members can also pre-load Tiger Cash to the students TigerCard using the TigerCard Manager.

A student may use their preferred first name in lieu of their legal name on their TigerCard. Students who wish to display a preferred name should update their information in myZou.

Find answers about your ID Card at our ID Card FAQ's knowledge article. 

Fall and spring semester hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Interim (between Fall and Spring semesters) and Summer hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The office is closed all University holidays, during Administrative Campus Closure Winter Break December 25-January 1, and Spring Break.  We also close at 3 p.m. on any business day prior to a holiday. 

Your TigerCard (MU ID) is your official University of Missouri identification and gives you access to many resources and facilities on campus.

Faculty and staff can use their TigerCard to:

  • Enter the MU Recreation Center (with paid membership)
  • Purchase meals and snacks at 21 Campus Dining locations with Gold Cash (activation required)
  • Receive a 10 percent discount on purchases at The Mizzou Store and Team Store
  • Charge medications at the MU pharmacy (75% FTE or more)
  • Check out materials from all MU Libraries
  • Clock in to campus jobs

Students use their TigerCard to:

  • Use Tiger Cash to make purchases at all Campus Dining Services locations, The Mizzou Store and select services at MizzouRec (funds must be preloaded using the TigerCard Manager)
  • Do laundry in residence halls (hall residents only)
  • Charge books and other educational expenses at The Mizzou Store
  • Enter the MizzouRec Complex (if student activity fee is paid)
  • Check out materials from all MU Libraries
  • Clock in to campus jobs

Find answers about your ID Card at our ID Card FAQ's knowledge article. 

ID Cards which become unusable or broken due to normal wear and tear may be replaced at no charge.

Replacement for lost or stolen IDs is $15.00, payable by student charge, payroll deduction, or MoCode.

Replacing a TigerCard for one showing perferred name is $15.00, payable by student charge, payroll deduction, or MoCode.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: To ensure campus safety, you must present both of these identification forms prior to receiving your first MU TigerCard:

  • Employee or Student ID number, as displayed in myHR and/or myZou.
  • Valid U.S. Government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, military ID, passport, state ID, watermarked temporary Driver’s Licenses, etc.).  You may purchase a Missouri state ID at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Visit the Licensing Checklist page for documents you will need to provide.

Students are eligible for ID cards within 33 days of the start of the semester in which the they are enrolled (with courses appearing in myZou), or have an active MU housing contract.

  • Student Legal Name must be associated in myZou as their Primary Name. To further ensure campus safety your LEGAL NAME must be associated with your myZou account.  Check in myZou.  The form to change your name is here.  This must be completed at least five business days prior to obtaining your first MU Student ID.   

Faculty ID cards are issued up to 30 days prior to employment start date, once the Personnel Action Form (PAF) has been completed by the hiring department and up to 48 hours after the appointment appears in PeopleSoft webapps.  Please call 573.882.1871 or email us before coming to the ID Office.

Staff ID cards are issued on or after the employment start date, once the Personnel Action Form (PAF) has been completed by the hiring department and up to 48 hours after the employee has provided I-9 documents, in person, at MU Human Resources in Jesse Hall.  Please call 573.882.1871 or email us before coming to the ID Office.

Visiting faculty and staff should work with their sponsoring department to complete a courtesy PAF and up to 48 hours after the appointment appears in PeopleSoft Webapps. An ID can be issued after your start date. Please call 573.882.1871 or email us before coming to the ID Office.

Vendors and contractors should work with their sponsoring department to complete a courtesy PAFand up to 48 hours after the appointment appears in PeopleSoft Webapps. An ID can be issued after your start date. Please call 573.882.1871 or email us before coming to the ID Office.

MU Health Care employees are issued a specific hospital identification badge by Hospital Human Resources. This badge is accepted campus-wide and is automatically activated for campus use.

Preferred names may be used on MU TigerCards. Students should update their information in myZou. In addition, any student employed by the University must also work with their Human Resources representative to enter their preferred name into PeopleSoft HR. TigerCards print from the PeopleSoft HR record and cannot be overridden.

The ID Card Office is located on the lower level of The Mizzou Store located inside the MU Student Center. Fall and Spring semester hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Summer hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Interim (between Fall and Spring semesters) and Summer hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed all University holidays, during Administrative Campus Closure Winter Break December 25-January 1, and Spring Break. We also close at 3 p.m. on any business day prior to a holiday. 

Find answers about your ID Card at our ID Card FAQ's knowledge article. 

Phone: 573.882.1871

Fax: 573.882.5116

Go to doitservices.missouri.edu and click on the Help icon. Login to the self-service portal with your University user id and password, and Search for Answers accordingly. For additional assistance, contact our Help Desk at 573-882-5000.

Additional Information

You may purchase a Missouri State ID if you do not have a valid form of identification. See the Licensing Checklist for the required documents.