Card Types

Different types of cards have different features, access rules and expiration dates. MIT provides cards for these community members:

  • Students
  • Employees
  • Alumni
  • Retirees
  • Spouses/Partners*
  • Department/Lab/Center (DLC) Sponsored Visitors *
  • Conference Attendees *
  • Temporary Access *

* Requests for MIT ID cards for these affiliations requires sponsorship by an authorized community member.

 

Card Fees

All forms of payment including credit and debit cards, TechCASH, checks and cash are accepted.   

Card Type

Fee

Students and Employees

No cost for first card; $25.00 for replacement card 

Alumni and Retirees

No cost for first card; $25.00 for replacement card

Spouses/Partners

$25.00; $25.00 for replacement card

Department/Lab/Center (DLC) Sponsored Visitors

$20.00 (DLC pays via cost object when they submit request form)

Conference Attendees

$10.00 (DLC pays via cost object when they submit request form)

Temporary Access

$20.00 (DLC pays via cost object when they submit request form)

 

Lost, Stolen or Damaged Cards

  • As long as your card has not been expired for more than two weeks, your new card will allow the same access as your old card. 
  • For your protection, once a card is replaced, it cannot be reactivated. 
  • Damaged cards are charged the replacement fee; worn cards are free.
  • To get a replacement card, please stop by the office during regular business hours. Replacement cards cost $25/card and you must pay by check, cash or TechCASH. Departmental cost objects or ProCard are not acceptable forms of payment.
  • If your ID card is stolen, first file a report with the MIT Police. Then bring the police report to Card Services to receive a replacement card and we will waive the $25 replacement fee.