Students on campus

I'm a Student

All students at the University are entitled to an ID card. We are a one-card campus — all campus amenities are serviced via the one UVM CATcard. This card provides you access to your privileges, meal plans, door access and the UVM debit account known as CAT$cratch. You are required to bring a government issued photo ID with you (Driver's license, Military ID, Passport, etc). High school ID's are not accepted. Your first ID is free.

 


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    Undergraduate Student

    • First year students may obtain their ID card during June Orientation sessions or after registering for classes. 
    • Transfer students may obtain their ID during Transfer Orientation sessions or after registering for classes. 
    • Access to your privileges will be activated at the beginning of the semester for which a student is enrolled.
    • CAT$cratch, the prepaid debit account, may be opened at any time and works right off the ID for your convenience.

    Graduate and Certificate Students

    • Graduate and Certificate Students may obtain their ID after registering for classes.
    • Access to your privileges will be activated at the beginning of the semester for which a student is enrolled.
    • CAT$cratch, the prepaid debit account, may be opened at any time and works right off the ID for your convenience.

    Medical Students

    • Medical Students may obtain their ID anytime during their orientation session or after registering for classes.
    • Access to your privileges will be activated at the beginning of the semester for which a student is enrolled.
    • CAT$cratch, the prepaid debit account, may be opened at any time and works right off the ID for your convenience.

    Continuing Education Students

    • Continuing Education Students may obtain their ID card after registering for classes.
    • Access to your privileges will only be valid when you are actively enrolled in class.
    • Students need to keep their ID cards when done with classes, as the same ID will be valid whenever you enroll again in a Continuing Education class.
    • CAT$cratch, the prepaid debit account, may be opened at any time and works right off the ID for your convenience.


students on campus

What are my CATcard Privileges? 

Get a new card

  • If your card is lost, you can buy a new one for $25.00.
  • It can not be charged to your student account.
  • If your current card is worn out or not working replace it for $10.00.

CATcard etiquette

  • Do not give your card to anyone.
  • Do not leave your card as collateral.
  • Do not loan your card to your friend so he/she can use your CAT$cratch, meal plan or GMT bus privileges, your card will be confiscated if misused.
  • Do not give your card to your friend so he/she can access your building.
  • Do not use your card to scrape off ice or for any other unintended use.