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The University of Michigan Faculty Handbook

15.N Mcards

The Mcard is the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor campus single-card program that combines many features, including identification, library privileges, building access, meal plans, and ATM/debit card access, into one card. The University has established a partnership with TCF Bank that offers a unique set of benefits to all Mcard holders. Benefits include specially priced bank accounts and banking services, including the Totally Free Mcard Checking account. TCF Bank is the designated bank through which an Mcard can be linked to the cardholder's checking account and used as an ATM/debit card. Many discount programs at area retail, entertainment, and other establishments are also available to Mcard holders.

All faculty (as well as staff and students) should obtain an Mcard when they arrive on campus. Mcards can be obtained and updated at the Student Activities Building, Pierpont Commons, Wolverine Towers, and the Central Campus Recreation Building. There is also a location in the Health System where medical faculty and staff only can obtain and update Mcards. For more information, see the Mcard website at <>.

Faculty at UM-Flint and UM-Dearborn should also obtain a University of Michigan I.D. card (MCard) on their respective campuses. These cards are valid on the Ann Arbor campus, but do not offer a purchasing power option. For more information, faculty on the UM-Dearborn campus should contact Auxiliary and General Services. Faculty on the UM-Flint campus should contact the Department of Public Safety at 810-762-3335 or check the website at < >.

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