All students, faculty, and staff are required to have a “MICARD” photo identification card. Community members are required to have their MICARD with them when on campus as it must be displayed when entering campus buildings to the Campus Safety officer or monitor stationed in the lobby.
The Department of Campus Safety issues MICARDs. MICARDs are not only for identification purposes, but also serve as an electronic "key" for access to campus buildings and rooms to which the holder is authorized, a debit card for campus spending, and a MICA library card. Access permissions will be established based on an individual's employment/enrollment status, residential status (for students in residence halls), and as approved by department chairs to access space over which they have authority.
There is no charge for the first MICARD. Staff and returning students are requested to retain their current identification cards, which will be validated at the Campus Safety office at the beginning of each semester.
Students living in residence facilities receive a color-coded MICARD valid for one year only. Students moving into or returning to a residence facility who cannot present their previously issued card in exchange for a "new year" color coded card will be charged a non-refundable fee of $25 for a new card.
MICARD identification cards may be obtained from the Campus Safety office, located at 1212 Mount Royal Avenue, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.
To better accommodate those enrolled in night and weekend classes, Campus Safety extends its office hours for the first two weeks of each semester; call 410-225-2355 for current extended hours.
Replacing Lost or Stolen MICARDs
Community members who lose their MICARD, or from whom their MICARD has been stolen, must report the loss to Campus Safety. Replacement MICARDs are issued by Campus Safety, for a non-refundable fee of $25, each time a new one is made to replace a damaged or lost MICARD. There is no charge for replacing a stolen MICARD, if the loss is reported to the police and a verifiable police complaint number can be obtained. If the old MICARD is found at a later date, individuals may not request a refund, as the old card will no longer be active in our system.
If a community member's MICARD becomes defective or is damaged through normal use, it may be replaced free of charge. MICARDS that are damaged as a result of abuse will be replaced for a non-refundable fee of $25 each time a new one is made. Examples of an abused card would include folded cards, broken cards, cards with holes punched in them that render them useless, or cards tampered with to change information. If the damaged card cannot be presented, it will be considered “lost” instead of “damaged” and a non-refundable fee of $25 for a replacement will be charged.