The University provides ID cards for all students. They are required for checking out books from the library, cashing checks on campus, and may be required for admission to various campus events, facilities, and activities, as well as provide access to residence halls, laboratories, athletic facilities, and other areas secured by access card readers. The ID card is required by students to make purchases from their Dining Plan contracts, vending machines and laundry, and campus convenience stores. In addition, the student ID card is the principal means for identification on campus and it is useful for positive identification elsewhere.
Entering first-year students are photographed during Orientation and keep their cards through their senior year. Transfer students are photographed early in the fall and spring terms.
There is no charge for the initial identification card, but there is a $25 fee for replacement of a lost card. Worn or damaged ID cards may be turned in for a free replacement. Upon turning 21, a student may go to an ID Card Office and exchange an “Under 21” ID card, to include an updated photo and a change in the age designation field to “21 or Over.” There is no charge for this service provided they return the “Under 21” card.