Life on Campus

UMass Boston IDs

What you need to get an ID:

How can I get an ID?

To get your ID, you must:

  •     Be a registered student at UMass Boston;                                 
  •     Have a valid picture ID ready (license, passport, etc) or;         
  •     Three printed proofs of address (utility bills, university correspondence, etc).

What if the University misspelled my name?

  •     Please go to the One Stop on the UL to get it corrected before obtaining your ID.

What can I do with my UMass Boston ID?                                                

  •     Access to all Computer Labs on campus                                    
  •     Free membership to the Beacon Fitness Center                        
  •     Free admission to the JFK Museum Library      
  •     Discounted passes and tickets to movies, museums, and more in the Student Activities and Leadership Office
  •     Citywide student discounts for theatre tickets, concerts, etc.


1st ID is free for all full-time undergraduate students (enrolled for 12 or more credits), graduate students, faculty and staff.

$20 Replacement

$10 Partime/ non-credit/ non-degree

$10 OLLI program (verification needed)

Group ID's

If you would like to arrange for a large group (t0 or more students) to receive photo ID's, then please contact the office ahead of time at (617)-287-7934 to ensure that we have the appropriate resources available to meet your needs.  Without a prior appointment, we cannot guarantee the resources to serve large groups on demand. Thank you in advance.

Office of Student Activities and Leadership

Campus Center, 3rd Floor 3400
617-287-7950 (telephone)
617-287-7978 (fax)


Office Hours during Fall & Spring

Open Close
Monday 8:30 AM 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM 6:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM


Note:Special Saturday hours will be offered for the first week of the fall semester to accommodate students. This year, we will be open Saturday, September 8th from 9 am-1 pm. Staff and Faculty ID Office hours will be as follows: Mon/Wed/Fri 9am-12pm and Tues/Thurs 1pm-4pm


Office Hours during Intersession and Summer

Monday through Friday
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Why UMass Boston?

Raha Talebinejad studies for an exam in the CLA First! office. CLA First! is a cohort program for freshmen.

Raha Talebinejad

Class of 2015

“Through the CLA First! program, I met my two best friends.”

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