Identification Card Requirements

It is required that members provide identification via valid UIUC i-card, visitor card, or Illini ID (the QR code found in the Illinois App wallet) to gain access to Campus Recreation facilities and services.

Facility Access

Campus Recreation members can use one of the following forms of identification to gain facility access.


Valid i-cards can be tapped or swiped at ARC and CRCE entrance turnstiles. Possession of an i-card does not guarantee valid membership with Campus Recreation. UIUC i-cards are property of the University. Campus Recreation staff will confiscate misused, expired, or invalid i-cards and may ask the person(s) to leave the facility.

Illini ID

University-affiliated members can also use their Illini ID to scan into the ARC and CRCE. The Illini ID QR code can be found in the wallet of the Illinois app.

Visitor Cards

Persons eligible for Campus Recreation memberships but not issued an i-card will be issued a UIUC Visitor Card. Patrons can start by purchasing a membership at the Member Services desk, where they will be given a Visitor Card Request Form. The completed form can be turned into the Urbana ID Center to obtain a Visitor Card. Provided the membership is valid, a Visitor Card is only valid to gain access to Campus Rec facilities, and does not prove status within the University or allow the holder with access to MTD busses or the library.

Entrance Without I-Card or Visitor Card

Members who forget their i-card or visitor card may ask for a UIN look-up by presenting a valid government issued photo ID at the Member Service desk. All users must present their original government issued photo ID. A screenshot or scanned copy is not acceptable. Acceptable government-issued photo identification can be one of the following:

  • Driver’s license
  • Passport
  • Military ID
  • Permanent resident card


  • Campus Recreation is fully authorized to deny entrance to its facilities if a patron cannot produce valid identification.
  • Misuse of IDs, including using screenshots of the Illini ID QR code, to gain facility access is considered fraud.
  • Campus Recreation staff will confiscate misused, expired, or invalid i-cards.
  • Misuse of IDs may result in loss of membership privileges.