Digital Membership Card FAQs

We continue to look for ways to improve your alumni experience and are delighted to introduce a quick and easy way to directly access your Member ID card from your smart device. To help you with this exciting new member feature, please find some frequently asked questions below.

In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, reduce administrative costs, and provide innovative alumni experiences, the University of Illinois Alumni Association now provides alumni with membership cards that can be downloaded to your smart device. Going digital means you never have to worry about forgetting your membership card! In addition, a listing of your benefits, special benefit codes and offers, and members-only events are regularly updated and available on the back of your membership card.

Access the digital membership email from your smartphone and click the “Download” button, then click “Add to Wallet” and “Add.” The card will automatically go to your iPhone’s Apple Wallet. It can be accessed in Wallet at any time.

Android users need to download Wallet Passes from Google Play. After you have the app, access the digital membership email from your smartphone and click “Download”. The card will automatically go to your Wallet Passes app, where it can be accessed at any time.

Please contact to update your membership records.

Each individual will receive their own membership email. If your spouse/partner did not receive a membership email, please contact

If you have an iPhone, the card will automatically download to Apple Wallet. Check the app for your new card (scroll through any cards that are already there—it may be hiding!). If you have an Android, you’ll need to download Wallet Passes from the Play Store prior to downloading the card.

To access the back of your digital membership card, please follow the steps below:

Apple users:

  1. Open your Digital Membership Card.
  2. Tap on the icon at the top right of the card. If you don’t see this icon, make sure you are not accessing the card from your lock screen.

Android users:

Wallet Passes App:

  1. Open your Digital Membership Card.
  2. Tap on the “i” icon at the bottom right of the card.

GPay: This format does not offer a back of the card. Instead, you will be able to see all the content on one side, by scrolling down to see additional information.

Our digital membership cards are powered by our partners at Cuseum. If you’re experiencing any kind of technical difficult with the card (i.e., if you’re unable to download or add it to your mobile device for any reason), please email with as much information about the problem as possible, and they will respond directly.

You can find a list of benefits associated with your specific membership level on the back of the digital card by clicking the small “i” in the lower right corner (Android), or three dots in the upper right-hand corner (iPhone), when the card is open in your digital wallet. If you have additional questions about your benefits, please contact