What is the Minnesota State Mankato MavCARD?

It is the official photo identification card for Minnesota State Mankato students, faculty, and staff. The MavCARD also serves as your library card, a stored value card for meal plan and Dining Dollars, as well as for building access.

When will I get my MavCARD? - Students

Freshman and transfer students, you can collect your first MavCARD at orientation, move-in day, or at the MavCARD office after you successfully submit your photo and ID through our online photo system.

Be sure to watch your Minnesota State Mankato email account (MavMail, mnsu.edu) or personal email for instructions on how to submit your photo online.  Emails will also be sent for updates, approvals, or disapprovals with direction for resubmissions.

When will I get my MavCARD? - Faculty / Staff

New Minnesota State Mankato faculty and staff, you can come to the MavCARD office after your department has processed your paperwork with Human Resources. IT Services will also update your information in the MavCARD system. Please bring a picture identification (i.e., driver's license, passport) with you. Your picture will be taken. No hats or caps are allowed. 

Does the MavCARD cost anything?

Your first MavCARD does not cost anything. If your MavCARD is loststolen, or damaged the replacement cost is $15. Utilize our online form to request. If you provide a copy of a police report for a stolen card, there is no charge for the replacement.

Do I need a MavCARD to register for classes?

No. For instructions on registering for classes, refer to the Registration and Academics Records website

I'm a PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Option) student - How do I get my Student ID?

After you have attended a PSEO orientation session and registered for classes, you will be instructed by the MavCARD Office to get a MavCARD by submitting your photo online. A PSEO MavCARD will have your photo, name, and Tech ID, with your barcode printed on back. 

If you are an on-line only PSEO student, please follow instructions to apply for an extended learning MavCARD, which will be mailed to you.

What should I do if my MavCARD is lost or stolen?

Contact the MavCARD Office and follow the instructions provided on our Lost Stolen page

I've graduated. May I still use my MavCARD?

Yes, but not all the features on the card are available to you. If you would like to continue to use the Memorial Library to check out books and materials, you may have your status changed to alumni at the Memorial Library. More information is available at the Minnesota State Mankato Memorial Library policy and procedures intranet site.

Note: Since you are no longer paying student fees, the MavCARD barcode will not grant you admittance to athletic events or student activity events.