Required Services Only:
In an effort to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the YU-card Office has shifted to a Required Services model. New and replacement YU-cards will be issued by appointment only for door access and meal plan needs. For all other inquiries, or to make an appointment, please contact us at:

  • Email: yucard@yorku.ca
  • Phone: (416)736-5674

We remain committed to serving you and will respond to your request as soon as possible.

New Students Starting in Fall 2020
In keeping with social distancing guidelines, new incoming students must apply for their YU-card online via the YU-card photo upload tool.  Your submitted photo will be used for your YU-card once regular operations resume. Please note for Fall 2020, only students with in-person courses are required to obtain a YU-card.  Students enrolled in online courses only do not need a card and are not encouraged to visit campus to obtain one.

NOTICE: The launch of YU-card Photo Upload tool has been delayed as revisions are needed to adapt to the pandemic environment. Application is expected to open in late June. Please check back for updates.

YU-card Expiry Extension:
YU-cards expiring April 30 to August 31, 2020 have automatically extended to August 31, 2020 to ensure continuity of services for returning students. The YU-card Office will continue to monitor the ongoing situation and reassess needs for further extensions.

The YU-card is York University's official photo identification and campus debit card -- it's the one card you need to access key services such as the Library, recreation facilities, exams, food, meal plans, shopping, events, discounts and more.

Load up your YU-card and use it as a debit card at 200 points of sale across campus, plus select off-campus merchants, to save time and money - perfect for students on the go!

Bookstore Rewards

Earn Scholar Dollar rewards worth up to 10% of your purchases at the York University Bookstore!

Spend Flex dollars at the York University Bookstore and you'll automatically earn 5% or more back in Scholar Dollars! You'll earn Scholar Dollars on all purchases you make at the Bookstore with your YU-card, including new and used textbooks.

Scholar Dollars can be redeemed towards any merchandise at the Bookstore. Only the YU-card lets you earn Scholar Dollars! Click here for details.