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HOW TO GET YOUR FIRST ID CARD

All students enrolled for the current school quarter or session are entitled to a single, official UCSD Student ID card from the University.

 

New to Campus?

Submit your photo online ahead of time!


RULES & REGULATIONS

FIRST CARD FREE

All students receive their first UCSD ID Card for FREE. Any replacement ID cards thereafter will cost $21.00 (Lost) or $10.00 (Damaged/does not work). 

ONE CARD AT A TIME

Students are only allowed to have one UCSD ID card at any time to prevent fraudulent activity. In order to replace any card students must surrender their current ID card to UCSD Campus Card personnel. The Campus Cards Office cannot reactivate old ID cards. 

SECONDARY FORM OF IDENTIFICATION

Please bring a second form of physical identification (driver's license or Passport) with you to the Campus Card office. Without one, you will not be able to receive an ID card.
The Campus Cards Office does not accept photocopies or pictures of identificiation.


HOW TO GET YOUR FIRST ID CARD

Freshman | New Transfer Student

If you did submit your photo by the deadline:

  • The Campus Cards Office will pre-print ID Cards for students who submitted acceptable photos. 
  • If you live in on-campus housing, visit your college's ResLife office/tent during move-in weekend to receive your ID Card. 
  • If you're a commuter student, visit the Campus Cards Office (map) starting September 9, 2019 to pick up your ID card. 

If you did not submit your photo by the deadline:

  • If you live in on-campus housing, visit the Campus Cards Office (map) during move-in weekend, or anytime thereafter, in order to take your photo and to receive your Campus Card. 
  • If you're a commuter student, visit the Campus Cards Office starting September 9, 2019, in order to take your photo and to receive your Campus Card.

Graduate Students

Graduate students may visit the Campus Cards Office (map) office to take a photo and receive their Campus Card starting June 17, 2019. 

Graduate students can also submit a photo via our online Photo Tool.

While graduate students can pick up their ID card from the Campus Cards Office starting June 17, 2019, we ask that graduate students contact their coordinator first to learn how their ID card will be distributed:

  • Some coordinators will pick up ID cards from the Campus Cards Office and distribute them to students at orientation events
  • Some coordinators will prefer that their students pick up their ID cards at their convenience throughout the summer. 


Note:
 Visiting graduate or post-doctoral students may qualify for an Affiliate ID Card.

School of Medicine | Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences students only recieve one ID card. Previously, students received a regular student ID card from the Campus Cards Office and a UCSD Health badge for use on the Medical Campus. Please follow these important steps below. 

  • Attend your orientation events as scheduled to take your professional/white lab coat photos 
  • These photos will be sent to the Campus Cards Office for processing 
  • The Campus Cards Office will generate and print ID cards for all students, and then distribute them directly to your program's coordinator within two business days of receiving the photos
  • Your program coordinator will then arrange to distribute the ID cards to each student
  • Please do not visit our office, as we will not be able to issue you an ID card. 

Summer Session

Summer Session students may visit the Campus Cards Office (map) office to take a photo and receive their Campus Card one week before the session begins.

Summer Session students can also submit a photo via our online Photo Tool.

Cross-Registered Students

Before going to the Campus Cards Office (map), cross-registered students will need to request their student PID from the Registrar's Office, which is located on the 2nd floor of the same building as the Campus Cards Office (Student Services Center). You will need your student PID before you can get your Campus Card. Once you have your student PID, you can visit the Campus Cards Office in order to take your photo and to receive your Campus Card at the beginning of the quarter. 

Extension Students

The UCSD Campus Cards Office does not provide ID cards for students enrolled with UCSD Extension. UCSD Extension students can receive their ID card at the English Language Institute building located on the UCSD Extension campus ( map ).

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