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UMass Boston Beacon Card


You can get your Beacon Card in McCormack Hall, 2nd Floor, Rm. 615


What you need to get an Beacon Card:

How can I get an Beacon Card?

To get your Beacon Card, 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 Beacon Card.

What can I do with my UMass Boston Beacon Card?                                               

  •     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.

Beacon Card Prices:

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

$25 Replacement

$25 Partime/ non-credit/ non-degree

$25 OLLI program (verification needed)

$25 ISC Badge (Replacement Only)

Group Beacon Cards

If you would like to arrange for a large group (10 or more students) to receive a Beacon Card, then please contact the office ( or ahead of time 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


Office Hours during Winter Session and Summer
Monday through Thursday
9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

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