Photo ID Cards

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*New* As of September 5th 2017 Photo ID cards will be issued DAILY during Campus Store Kiosk hours which will be Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Fridays 9am to 4pm. The kiosk will not close for lunch during office hours.

All McMaster University employees on payroll are eligible for a Photo ID cards. Please bring your employee # and government issued photo ID (e.g. health card, driver's license). All requests for employee ID cards are verified in Mosaic for valid employment, if your ID does not show you as an active employee in Mosaic we cannot issue you an ID card. In this case please contact Human Resources. Non employees including students, volunteers, visitors or other categories may receive Photo ID card on a cost-recovery basis, please contact the Security Technology Administrator.

Retiree Cards

Retirees are encouraged to replace their current blue ID cards with the new Photo ID cards that allow the following services:

New Location:
Campus Store
in Gilmour Hall
  • Photo ID
  • Access Control (controlled access to various buildings/labs/stairwells)
  • Meal Plan (Activated in Commons Building 128)
  • Library (ability to get books)
  • Pulse (Gym)

Please bring the following documents with you:

  • The old blue card
  • Your employee number
  • Government issued photo ID (e.g. health card, driver's license)

Please refer to FAQs section for additional information.