All new students get their first Bengal Badge for free. Students in need of a replacement will be charged $20 for each replacement badge. Nursing badges, which are separate from the student's Bengal Badge, are $5 for the first one and $5 per replacement.
Bengal Badges contain a library bar code necessary for checking out materials. Bengal Badges are also used as a meal plan card, access to the Sports Center and special events on and off campus that offer special student discounts. All badges MUST be validated each semester. The Student Affairs Office provides the validation stickers upon proof of current enrollment.
As part of the ongoing effort to offer more consistent and valuable services to our UMS community, the Universities across the system are working together to establish a unified campus card experience through the OneCard initiative. Any staff, faculty, or students who currently own a Bengal Badge and traveling across any of the seven UMS campuses will be able to take advantage of the benefits listed below at the start of the Spring 2020 semester.