Get Your Griz Card

Griz Card Eligibility

New Students

Students must be accepted for the upcoming semester. If you submit your photo online, you simply need to show government issued photo ID to pick up your preprinted Griz Card. If you do not submit your photo online, Griz Card Center personnel will take a photo when you visit our office and your card will be printed at that time. Come to the Griz Card Center, located on the 1st floor of the University Center to pick up your card. The $15 Griz Card fee is charged to new student's CyberBear account. 

Current & Returning Students

Current and returning students must be registered for classes in the current or next semester. Come to the Griz Card Center, located on the 1st floor of the University Center to pick up your card. You can submit your photo online prior to visiting the Griz Card Center, or Griz Card Center personnel will take your photo when you visit our office. Your card will be printed when you visit our office. You will need to bring $15 cash, check, Visa, Discover, or MasterCard for your card, and a government issued photo ID. 

Full or part-time faculty and staff of the University are eligible for a Griz Card once hiring information is entered into the Human Resources system. The Griz Card Center staff will check the HR system to verify your employment status. We cannot issue a Griz Card until you are in the HR system. You will need to bring $15 cash, check, Visa, Discover, or MasterCard for your card, and a government issued photo ID. 

The University of Montana has set up a process by which people working or studying at the University in an unofficial, but closely associated manner may obtain access to a variety of University resources. This includes dependents of students and employees, Alumni, and faculty, student, and campus affiliates. Visit the Affiliates & Alumni page for more information. Your affiliate application must be processed by the appropriate office before we can issue a Griz Card. You will need to bring $15 cash, check, Visa, Discover, or MasterCard for your card, and a government issued photo ID. 

Retirees seeking Griz Cards should go to the Griz Card Center. Please bring a copy of the retiree status verification letter that was provided by Human Resources Benefits Services. Griz Card Center staff may be able to verify retirement status. You will need to bring a government issued photo ID. If you are a lifetime retiree, your card is free! If you are a regular retiree, you will need to bring $15 cash, check, Visa, Discover, or MasterCard.

Payment

There is a $15 fee for all new or replacement Griz Cards. The Griz Card Center accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. 

New students are automatically assessed the $15 Griz Card fee on their CyberBear account if they are enrolled at the University of Montana or Missoula College for the first time as an undergraduate, graduate, or law student.* Others must pay the $15 fee when they pick up their card.

*Your Griz Card is required to access campus services; we have automatically assessed the Griz Card fee for your convenience. The automatic Griz Card fee assessment to new student's CyberBear account is effective starting Fall 2018 term, for students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2018. Students may opt-out of this fee in person at the Griz Card Center. 

Photo ID

You must present photo ID when you pick up your Griz Card; we must verify your identity before issuing a card. Acceptable forms of photo ID include: a Federal or State Government issued identification (ex: driver's license), a passport, military ID, or other government issued photo ID. 

Photo Requirements

There are detailed photo requirements outlined and examples shown on the online photo submission site.

If you choose to have your photo taken when you visit the office, the following photo requirements apply:

  • Our office suggests wearing a non-white shirt for the photo
  • Eyeglasses can be worn if normally used by the individual
  • Hats, headpieces, and scarves may be included if worn daily for religious purposes; they should not obscure or cast shadows on the eyes or any other part of the face
  • Hands and other objects cannot be in the photo