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UCSD Student ID Card Terms

UCSD Student ID Card Terms

UCSD ID Card Terms and Conditions

As a University Cardholder, I understand that:

  • ID cards are the property of the UC San Diego, must be surrendered to the Campus Cards Office upon request, and are not transferable.
  • ID cards are valid only when a student is registered, when an employee is still employed by the University, or when an affiliate has official business with the University, or until the card is expired or revoked.
  • Unauthorized use or use by a party other than the original cardholder, as well as tampering or alteration of the ID card in any manner, may warrant confiscation of the ID card and will be referred for disciplinary action(s) under the  Student Conduct Code
  • I am responsible for the use of the UCSD Student ID card. I understand that the ID card is not transferable; therefore I cannot lend, sell or give the card to others.
  • I must carry my Student ID card at all times when conducting University business or attending University functions/events for proper identification.
  • I will not request a replacement ID card if I already possess an ID card and have not lost or damaged it. 
  • I must report a lost or stolen ID card to the Campus Card Office immediately via e-mail.
  • Only designated University personnel can generate, produce, update, or deactivate ID cards. The production of fake ID cards is a violation of the policy and will be referred for disciplinary action(s).
  • My photo is stored in the ID card database and cannot be provided to me for any use. The University protects personal identification information as private data under privacy and state rental information laws. This data will not be released outside the University, except in response to a subpoena or other legal processes, of which you will be informed (in advance, if possible). Photo images captured for the ID card become part of cardholder’s University record, and therefore may be used for official University business only. 

Card Replacement Guidelines

Please read our updated policies on replacement cards below:

  • The cost to replace a lost ID card is $21.00.
  • The cost to replace a student ID card for wear and tear is $10.00 effective February 4, 2019 for the reasons below:
    • Due to the added supplies cost of the OneCard initiative, we can no longer bear the expense of replacing ID cards for free.
    • We are aligning our policy with other card offices on UC campuses.
    • The previous "wear and tear" replacement policy inadvertently causes confusion at times. We wish to remove any subjectivity from the process, allowing for total transparency to the student and our campus partners.
    • Any questions can be submitted online or you can call our office at (858) 534-6606.
  • Students who have filed a valid police report can receive a replacement card for free. Please be sure to bring a printed copy of the report to our office when obtaining your replacement.
  • Any expenses will be charged to your student account.
Housekeeping Items
  • Students must surrender their damaged/invalid ID card in order to receive a replacement ID card. The Campus Card Office is responsible for proper disposal of ID cards which no longer work. Students are also only allowed to have  ONE ID card at a time. 
  • Students who live on-campus must have new ID cards programed for dorm access by their Res Life Office.