The Griz Card Center offers an array of services and products to University departments.
Departments can check out activity readers to take attendance, collect information, verify University statuses, and accept UMoney using Griz Cards. The Griz Card Center will provide up to four readers and limited programming to either ring up sales using UMoney or collect information including University ID#, cardholder name, and the date and time of the cardholder's swipe. Examples of activity reader usage include Career Services taking attendance at Career Fairs, UC Student Involvement & Leadership collecting information on attendees at various events, or the annual UMECA Art Sale using it to accept UMoney.
Activity Readers can be checked out for free. Activity readers being used only to collect data require a power supply in order to function; they do not need to be connected to the network. Activity readers being used to ring up sales require both a power supply and an active network port connection. Griz Card has up to four activity readers that can be checked out at a time. Please contact our office to confirm readers are available on the dates you will be borrowing them; they are first come first serve. To request an activity reader, please fill out and submit the Reader Sign Out Form (linked below) at least five days before the event.
UMoney Gift Cards are the perfect prize for your department's contests and special events. UMoney is the right fit and the right price every time, giving your winners the flexibility to choose where to spend the UMoney at over 100 locations. UMoney Gift Cards can be purchased in increments of $5, $10, $15, $25, $50 or $100. We will department bill the amount using an index code, and give you the cards to hand out at your event. The winners, in turn, need only to bring the Gift Card to the Griz Card Center to redeem the UMoney amount.
The Griz Card Center designs and prints specialized name badges for departments and special programs. You will see name badges produced by our office used across campus, including UC Administration, Career Services, ASUM Transportation, and Catering Services. Name badges are printed on blank white cardstock, and clips (to attach the badge to clothing) are optional. The cost of each name badge is $3. Once you have made the initial name badge order, you can conveniently order new or replacement name badges which take 1-2 days to print and be delivered.
If you would like to order specialized name badges for your department, please prepare the following information and contact our office:
Do you have a clear idea of what the badge should look like? Color suggestions? A logo we should use? We can provide examples of badges created in the past and make a few examples of possible name badge designs for your department. We will strive to make the name badge suit your department's style, or you can design your own badge background. If you would like to design something yourself, please ask our office for details about requirements and restrictions.
Once the design process has been completed and the cards printed, we will require an index code to bill departments the total cost of the name badges.
We will use this contact when designing the badge and sending proofs, and we will also use this contact for questions about name badge orders.
Once you contact us and provide the information listed above, we will create up to three name badge designs for you to choose from. We will e-mail you the options and await your decision. Once a card design has been chosen, we will upload it to the badge printing system and print a 'real' name badge for you to approve. Once the proof has been approved, you must provide a list of the information on each of the name badges (ie name, title, UM ID# if a photo is on the badge, etc.) and a department billing code. We will print the name badges and arrange delivery or pickup within three days. Subsequent name badge requests can be e-mailed and are normally prepared within 1-2 days.
Griz Card Center
The University of Montana
Phone: (406) 243-6943
Fax: (406) 243-5934