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Get Your YU-card

Getting your YU-card is quick and easy.  After you enroll in courses, visit the YU-card Office to have your photo taken.  You'll receive your card on the spot! To avoid long line-ups in September, submit your photo online and come pick it up on campus this summer. To visit campus this summer you can either book a tour through YU START, your Faculty, or come explore campus on your own!  *Please see exceptions below.

What do I need to bring?

  • Your York U student number
  • One piece of valid government-issued photo identification, such as:
    • Passport
    • Driver’s license
    • Citizenship cards
    • BYID card


Schulich School of Business

Schulich School of Business students do not have to have a photo taken at the YU-card Office. Your Faculty will provide the photo that is taken at your advising appointment and will issue your card when classes begin.

Osgoode Part-Time LLM

Please contact your Graduate Program Assistant for more information.

Distance Education

Students enrolled in on-campus courses or residing in the Greater Toronto Area are normally expected to visit the YU-card Office during business hours to obtain a card. Students who are enrolled in only Internet, correspondence, or off-campus courses; or graduate students residing outside of the Greater Toronto Area and enrolled in no on-campus courses; may request a YU-card by mail. The YU-card will not bear a photo and will require that you present valid photo ID should you wish to use the card. Requests should be submitted to A valid student number and mailing address must be included in the request. Please allow up to 10 business days for your card to be produced and mailed.

Privacy Statement

Personal information in connection with the YU-card is collected under the authority of The York University Act, 1965, and will be used for the YU-card and related educational, administrative and statistical purposes. If you have any questions about the collection of personal information by York University, please contact:

Manager, YU-card & Food Services, York University, 200 William Small
Centre, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, tel. 416-736-5674, email

Information regarding services you can access with your YU-card is available at: The YU-card is the property of York University.