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HOW TO GET YOUR FIRST ID CARD

NOTICE: All incoming students must submit their ID photo via the online Photo Tool, as students will be unable to take photos at our office. More information on ID card pick-up will be posted here as it becomes available.   

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 (i.e. Lost, Damaged, Name Change).

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 identification.


HOW TO GET YOUR FIRST ID CARD

Freshman | New Transfer Student

Students must submit their ID photo via the online Photo Tool. We will not be taking photos at our office, as our office will remain closed through the summer. 

Students Living On-Campus

  • You will receive your student ID card from your college Residential Life Office during your scheduled move-in time. 

  • If you have yet to submit a photo or if you submitted one late, you may not receive your ID card at move-in. Please use the link below to schedule an appointment to pick-up your ID card.

Students Living Off-Campus, in San Diego

  • You can schedule an appointment to receive your student ID card. Please use the link below to schedule an appointment to pick-up your ID card. 

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=20527387

*You MUST show up at your scheduled appointment time. If you show up early, we will ask you to return at your scheduled time. If you show up late, we will prioritize the students who arrive on time to their appointments.

Student Living Off-Campus, outside of San Diego

  • We are unable to mail out ID cards, as we cannot ensure they arrive securely and undamaged. As a result, you will need to obtain your student ID card when you arrive on campus for future quarters. Note that you should not need your ID card for any academic reasons.

  • You can access an electronic version of your ID card via the UC San Diego mobile application.

Graduate Students

Students must submit their ID photo via the online Photo Tool. We will not be taking photos at our office, as our office will remain closed through the summer. 

Students Living On-Campus (E.g., Graduate Housing)

  • Please use the link below to schedule an appointment to pick-up your ID card.

Students Living Off-Campus, in San Diego

  • You can schedule an appointment to receive your student ID card. Please use the link below to schedule an appointment to pick-up your ID card. 

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=20527387

*You MUST show up at your scheduled appointment time. If you show up early, we will ask you to return at your scheduled time. If you show up late, we will prioritize the students who arrive on time to their appointments.

Student Living Off-Campus, outside of San Diego

  • We are unable to mail out ID cards, as we cannot ensure they arrive securely and undamaged. As a result, you will need to obtain your student ID card when you arrive on campus for future quarters. Note that you should not need your ID card for any academic reasons.

  • You can access an electronic version of your ID card via the UC San Diego mobile application.


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 receive 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

Students must submit their ID photo via the online Photo Tool. We will not be taking photos at our office, as our office will remain closed through the summer. 

Since Summer Session will be virtual this year, our office will not be distributing ID cards until the fall. 

Incoming Summer Session students living on-campus during the summer will receive their ID card from the HDH or their Residence Life Office during move-in. Please rememeber to submit your photo via the online Photo Tool ASAP. 

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 ).

QUESTIONS?

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