Your University of Montana ID
What is a Griz Card?
The Griz Card is the official University of Montana identification card for students, faculty, staff, affiliates, alumni and retirees. It provides easy access to University of Montana resources and packs a wealth of innovative technologies into one powerful and convenient card.
University ID# (your 790#)
Classification (e.g. Student, Faculty/Staff, Affiliate)
Faculty/Staff have free access to Grizzly Athletic events, excluding football games.
As a student, you will use the Griz Card to access Grizzly Athletic events. A student athletic fee must be paid to be eligible to access the Grizzly Athletic events for free (see below). You cannot borrow someone's card or loan your own Griz Card. If the person attempting to use the Griz Card to get a ticket or go to the event is not the Griz Card owner, the card will be confiscated.
You will swipe or present your card when attending Grizzly Athletic events. Please enter through the student entrance. With the exception of football games, which require students to claim tickets prior to the event, students simply need to bring their Griz Card when they go to the games.
Student Athletic Fees
Full-time Students (7+ Credits) on Mountain Campus
Full-time students (seven credits or more) taking classes on the mountain campus automatically pay the Athletic Fee as part of tuition. The Athletic Fee grants the cardholder free tickets to all regular season Grizzly home games. Students must finalize their CyberBear account one business day before accessing athletic tickets or attending athletic events.
Part-time Students (Less than 7 Credits) on Mountain Campus
Part-time students (six credits or less) taking classes on the main campus automatically pay the part-time Athletic Fee as part of tuition. A student can upgrade to the Full-time Athletic Fee by requesting it be added to their CyberBear account by either calling student accounts at 406-243-2223 or visiting the cashier's desk in the Lommasson Center. Students must finalize their CyberBear account one business day before accessing athletic tickets or attending athletic events.
Missoula College, Bitterroot College, Student Affiliates & MSU Nursing Students
Missoula College, Bitterroot College and Student Affiliates must request the Athletic Fee be added to their CyberBear account by either calling student accounts at 406-243-2223 or visiting the cashier's desk in the Lommasson Center. Students must finalize their CyberBear account one business day before accessing athletic tickets or attending athletic events.
Student Affiliates should bring a copy of the receipt showing that the Athletic Fee is paid to the Griz Card Center. The Griz Card Center will manually activate your Griz Card so that you can pick up athletic tickets and attend athletic events.
The University of Montana offers Campus Recreation memberships to the University of Montana community. All Campus Recreation members must have a valid Griz Card to access the facilities and participate in Campus Recreation programs.
Photo ID & Verification
Your Griz Card is your library card for the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library. Library privileges are automatically attached to your Griz Card if you are a current student, faculty, staff, lifetime retiree or qualifying affiliate. Each classification has different library privileges. Please contact the Mansfield Library Circulation Desk if you have any questions regarding your library privileges.
Use your Griz Card at the library to:
- Check-out Mansfield Library books and technology.
- Reserve Group Study Rooms with various features.
- Print using UMoney at the Paw Print or though PaperCut self-serve printing.
- Pay library fines using UMoney at the Circulation Desk.
Departments on campus may use Griz Card readers to verify your status or track attendance to events.
Check Out Keys & Equipment
Your Griz Card is the preferred photo ID when you are on campus because it includes your name, photo and UM ID# (790#). You will need to show your Griz Card when you check out items such as metal keys from Facility Services, access cards from UM Housing or technology equipment from UM IT.
Pick Up Packages
Your Griz Card is the preferred photo ID when you are on campus because it includes your name, photo and UM ID# (790#). You will need to show your Griz Card when you pick up packages from your area desk or office in UM Housing.
Many Missoula businesses will provide discounts when you show your Griz Card. Sometimes it is only for students, and sometimes it is for any Griz Card holder. The Griz Card Center does not keep a list of discounts that are available as we simply cannot keep track of all the wonderful off campus perks that you may be eligible for when you show your Griz Card. Be sure to ask if a retailer has a Griz Card discount when you are shopping.
The Griz Card Center recommends that you carry your Griz Card with you at all times when you live in the residence halls. You will use your Griz Card to access your residence hall and area desk hall. Some halls also have doors inside the building to restrict access to certain areas or floors. You should not loan your Griz Card to others as you are responsible for all activity that takes place within your assigned hall and room. Your residence hall access, not including your room access card, will be automatically setup on your Griz Card when you check-in.
Halls also use access cards for residents' room access. Students will receive an additional access card for their room upon check-in.
Please contact the UM Housing office at 406-243-2611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding your room or building access.
Non-Housing Building Access
Your Griz Card may be programmed to allow you to swipe into buildings or areas with locked doors. Many buildings have exterior Griz Card swipe access for after hours, and some computer labs or high security areas use the Griz Card for access 24/7. Each non-residence hall building has an authorized contact(s) who can request door access changes or door schedule changes for the building or area. If you believe that you need access into a specific area or building, please contact your supervisor or professor (if the access is for a class). If you are unsure of who to talk to, please contact the Griz Card gurus for assistance.
Campus Copy & Print Services
The Paw Print in the Mansfield Library offers printing, copying, scanning and many other services at special UM pricing for current students, faculty and staff of the University of Montana. The library uses the PaperCut system for self-service printing, and has staff available to assist with larger print, copy or scanning projects.
Alpha Graphics Quick Copy in the University Center is your full-service copy stop on campus. They are conveniently located on the first floor of the UC and have self-service print and copy stations as well as staff available to assist with larger projects.
The University of Montana uses a printing system called PaperCut in many locations across campus. PaperCut is a powerful software system that allows you to submit print jobs from certain computer labs on campus or a personal device and send the print job to the most convenient PaperCut printer for you. You use your NetID and password to login and print when using PaperCut. Though you do not swipe your Griz Card to print when using this system, you do use the UMoney account that is held on your Griz Card. More details about PaperCut and instructions for using the software are available on the UM Solutions Center.