SEMO - Security and Emergency Management Office

MIT Department of Facilities


Card Services

Replacement Cards

Lost or Damaged Cards

If your MIT Card is lost or damaged, contact the MIT Card Office immediately. To get a replacement card, please stop by the office during regular business hours. Replacement cards cost $25/card and you must pay by check or cash.

Stolen Cards

If your ID card is stolen, first file a report with the MIT Police. Then bring the police report to the Card Office to receive a replacement card and we will waive the $25 replacement fee.

Expired Cards

If your MIT ID expires, you will need to renew it right away or it will become inactive. Here's how:

  • Students, Employees, Alumni, and Retirees—Stop by our office during regular business hours.
  • Visitors Sponsored by a DLC—Contact the DLC administrator and request that they renew your card.
  • Spouses and Partners—The MIT student, employee, alumni, or retiree who is requesting a renewal for a spouse/partner ID must first make sure their card is valid. As long as their ID card is valid, they may request a new spouse/partner card using the the Spouses/Partners form. Once they have received the email from the Card Office stating that the new card is ready, the spouse/partner can bring the expired spouse/partner ID card in to get the renewal. There is a $25 fee for spouses/partners who live off campus.
  • Visiting Students—Check with the International Student Office to see if you are eligible for renewal.

Protecting Your Identity

Follow these safety tips:

  • Do not give or loan your card to anyone for any reason
  • Do not leave your card as collateral
  • If you lose your card, report it to our office immediately; do not assume that you have misplaced it—we can always reactivate your ID if you find it later.

Additional Resources

Contact Info

MIT Card Office

84 Massachusetts Avenue
Building W20-021


Hours: Mon–Fri 8:30am–4:30pm
(Note: On the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month the office will open at 9:30am.)

77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building N52-419, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

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