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How to Get Your UCSD Student ID Card

Learn how to get your UCSD Student ID Card.

Announcement:

To recover the costs to issue ID cards, the new campus card rate is $21.00 effective September 1, 2018. 

All students enrolled for the current school quarter or session are entitled to a UCSD Student ID Card. This is your official university ID card, and you are issued just one active card.

Notes:

  • All students receive their first UCSD ID Card for free. Any replacement ID cards thereafter will cost $15, unless your old ID card meets one of the conditions in our Wear and Tear Policy. 

  • Students are only allowed to have one UCSD ID Card at any time, which helps prevent fraud and the production of fake ID cards. In order to replace any old, damaged ID cards, students must surrender their current ID card to uCSD Campus Card personnel. The Campus Cards Office cannot reactivate old ID cards.

  • The UCSD Campus Cards Office does not provide Campus 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). 

Obtain your ID card by following the steps below according to your status (freshman, grad student, etc.).

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Freshmen / New Transfer Students

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 (map) starting September 10th, 2018, in order to take your photo and to receive your Campus Card. 

If you did submit your photo by the deadline:

  • The Campus Card 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 10th to pick up your ID card. 

Graduate Students

If you did not submit your photo by the deadline:

  • Take a photo and receive your Gradute ID Card at the Campus Cards Office (map) starting June 18th.
  • Please speak to your coordinator before contacting us or visiting our office to learn how you will receive your ID card (i.e. from your coordinator or from our office).

If you did submit your photo by the deadline:

  • The Campus Card Office will pre-print Graduate ID Cards for students who submitted acceptable photos, and will distribute them to your program coordinator prior to your orientation. 
  • If your program coordinator chooses not to pick up the pre-printed ID Cards, please visit the Campus Cards Office (map) to pick up your Graduate ID Card starting June 18th.  
  • Please speak to your coordinator before contacting us or visiting our office to learn how you will receive your ID card (i.e. from your coordinator or from our office).

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

Rady School School Of Management

If you did not submit your photo by the deadline:

  • Take a photo and receive your student ID Card at the Campus Cards Office (map) starting June 18th.
  • Please speak to your coordinator before contacting us or visiting our office to learn how you will receive your ID card (i.e. from your coordinator or from our office).

If you did submit your photo by the deadline:

  • If you submitted an acceptable photo, your ID Card will be pre-printed and distributed to your program coordinator prior to your orientation. 
  • If your program coordinator chooses not to pick up the pre-printed ID Cards, please visit the Campus Cards Office (map) to pick up your ID Card starting June 18th. 
  • Please speak to your coordinator before contacting us or visiting our office to learn how you will receive your ID card (i.e. from your coordinator or from our office).

School of Medicine/School of Pharmacy

School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy students will only recieve one ID card starting in 2018. In the past, students received both a regular student ID card from the Campus Cards Office, and a UCSD Health badge for use on the Med. Campus. School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy students should 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

Summer Session students must visit the Campus Cards Office (map) office in order to take a photo and to receive an Campus Card 10 days before the session begins. Please bring a form of physical identification with you to the Campus Card Office; without one, you will not be able to receive your Summer Session Student Campus Card

Cross-Registered Students

Before going to the Campus Cards Office (map), cross-registered students will need to request their PID or student number 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 PID or student number before you can get your Campus Card. Once you have your PID or student number, 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. 

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