CatCard Activation

Activate your CatCard now! 

We'll confirm your identity, verify using your UCMNetID, and get you on your way. If you are learning remotely, simply enroll to activate your CatCard.

CatCard is your on-campus identification card, your access to athletics and gyms, the library, residence meal plans, laundry facilities, checking out library books, photocopy, and printing, purchasing textbooks and supplies, Cat Track Pass, the key to housing and academic building access, and more. 

Students, faculty, and staff receive their first CatCard at no charge. Anyone who needs to obtain a replacement CatCard, where the existing card is lost, stolen, damaged, faulty, or if you have changed your name, must pay a $20 card replacement fee. You can get your replacement card by visiting the CatCard Office during business hours. 

If your CatCard is lost or stolen, it is your responsibility to immediately report it. Your CatCard can be deactivated immediately, blocking the unauthorized use of your Cat Dollars account funds, meal plan funds, and building access.

Not yet enrolled in CatCard MobileID web app? 

You can use MobileID as a companion app that allows you to pay for your meal and merchandise at selected dining locations across campus, add funds to your Cat Dollars, check your plan balances and recent transactions, deactivate lost CatCard, and more. This new functionality will provide accessing campus card services more conveniently. While MobileID offers added convenience, it is not meant to replace the physical CatCard ID and will not allow door access entry.

Ready to activate your CatCard?  Click the CatCard below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at catcard@ucmerced.edu.