In addition to being the official photo ID of UMBC, your Retriever Card is also your meal, library, gym, and transit card. Your card can provide access into swipe controlled buildings, labs, and rooms across campus. Money deposited onto your Retriever Card can be used most locations on campus including vending machines and pay-for-print stations and select locations in the surrounding Catonsville/Arbutus area.
Obtaining a Card
All UMBC students, faculty, and staff are entitled to receive a Retriever Card. The first card is issued at no charge typically during orientation day for students and at the beginning of employment for faculty and staff.
To obtain a card, simply visit our office anytime during while we’re open – no appointments are necessary. Be sure to have a form of valid, government-issued photo ID. Accepted forms of ID are:
Shady Grove students are also eligible to receive a UMBC Retriever Card. Please refer to the instructions here for more information.
Replacements for lost, stolen, and damaged cards can be obtained from our office – cards cannot be mailed or released to anyone other than the cardholder. Additionally, you must have a form of valid, government-issued photo ID for any replacements.
The replacement fees for lost and/or stolen cards is $20 paid at the office via cash, check or Retriever Dollars or $30 billed to your student account. Damaged cards are replaced at no charge at the discretion of Campus Card & Mail Services staff.
Deposits can be made to your card both online and in person. Click here to add funds to your Retriever Card with any valid American Express, Mastercard, Visa, or Discover credit card. The minimum deposit amount is $10 and for each deposit there is a 2.75% convenience fee. You may also access your account to make a deposit through your myUMBC profile.
The following locations have kiosks where you can add cash to your card:
The following departments can also add cash to your card:
Additionally, funds can be applied via check which can be mailed or hand-delivered to our office. All checks must be made out to UMBC and your campus ID number (ex: AA12345) should be written on the check. Checks may be mailed to the following address:
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Campus Card & Mail Services
1000 Hilltop Circle
University Center 112
Baltimore, MD 21250
For additional questions or concerns regarding the UMBC Retriever Card, please click here.