Academic Programs Catalog

General Information, Policies, Procedures and Regulations

Principles and Instructions Governing MSU Student Identification


  1. Each student of Michigan State University is eligible for an identification (ID) card following initial enrollment.
  2. The ID card is the property of Michigan State University.
  3. Library privileges, access to university buildings, facilities and classrooms, and purchase of tickets and entry into athletic and entertainment events may require the possession and presentation of the ID card upon request.
  4. Alteration, falsification, or misuse of the ID card is a violation of General Student Regulation 5.00 and other regulations as applicable.



  1. Each student is responsible for all use of the ID card whether authorized or unauthorized. The ID card should not be loaned, or left where it might be used by an unauthorized person. The ID card can be confiscated by authorized MSU personnel for attempted misuse of the ID card by a person who is not the owner
    of the card.
  2. In case the ID card is lost, go online at to deactivate meals and Spartan Cash and call the main Library 1-517-355-2333 immediately. Each student is responsible for all materials checked out of the libraries with the ID card.
  3. Replacement Costs
    Replacement Card $20.00
Replacement ID cards are made in the MSU ID office, 170 International Center. Pictured ID is required. The charge will be applied to a student receivables account. If an old ID card is found after it has been replaced for a $20 fee, the old ID card can be returned to the ID Office for a $10 credit on the student receivables account. Old ID cards can never be re-instated once
a replacement ID card has been printed.

Student Spouses

Spouses of registered students may obtain IDs entitling them to certain privileges. The student and spouse must appear in person in 170 International Center and present the student’s Michigan State University ID, the spouse's government issued ID, and proof of marriage. There is no charge for an initial non-prox spouse card, however, if a prox card is required to obtain door access or a meal plan, then the card requires a $10 fee which can be paid by cash, check or credit card.