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How to Get or Replace a Faculty/Staff Campus Card

Faculty and staff, follow these steps to obtain a new or replacement Campus Card.

COVID-19 Status Update:

The Campus Cards Office is currently closed for the health and safety of both our clients and our staff due to COVID-19.

We will offer an appointment only service on Wednesdays from 10-2. Clients must email us at campuscards@ucsd.edu by EOB each Tuesday in order to schedule an appointment. 

Employees who need E-Access ID cards can instead request an "E" sticker from the EH&S Office, located at University Centers 301/401. Their hours of operation are M-F, 9-4, and can be reached via email or at (858) 246-4808.

We look forward to reopening and serving our clients in the future and will update this page once we reopen. 


Oracle Financial Cloud Update 

UC San Diego will transition to the new Oracle Financial Cloud system on July 1, 2020. As a result, budget indexes will no longer be used for recharge purposes. Our office will now require that departments covering the cost of an ID card are required to provide the new Common Chart of Accounts - specifically, the Project, Task, and Fund (if applicable) numbers. We have created a new Campus Card Request Form, which accounts for this new payment method. Please be sure to use this form effective immediately. 

Campus Card Overview

The Campus Card serves as the official photo identification card and security badge for UC San Diego. In addition, it can serve as a door access key to general buildings and high security areas, as well as be utilized by Bookstore, UC Libraries, Imprints and other on-campus services. The Campus Card and all its services are based upon an active employee number. 

Need to find your employee number? Employees can access their employee number via Ecotime and via the new UC Path online portal

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Obtain your First Campus ID Card

  • Download or ask your department HR contact for a Campus Card Request form (PDF).
  • Ask your department supervisor or HR contact to provide the following information on the form, if applicable:
    • Employee ID number (required)
    • Departmental authorized signature (required)
    • New Chart of Accounts (Project, Task, and Fund numbers) to be charged $21.00
  • If your department will not pay for the ID card, you must make a cash payment at the Central Cashier's Office prior to visiting our office.
  • Bring the completed request form and a second photo ID (Driver's License, Passport, or State Identification Card) to our office.
  • See the location and hours for the Campus Card Office

Replace your Lost or Stolen Campus Card

  • Report your lost or stolen card immediately by notifying your department HR contact or Campus Cards, (858) 534-6606.
  • Obtain a new card by repeating the steps in the section above. 

Note: Reprints of lost ID cards cost $21.00. Reprints of stolen cards are free of charge if you provide a police report case number.

Replace your Damaged Campus Card

  • Any ID card being replaced due to wear and tear or other damages cost $21.00 to replace for all students, employees, and affiliates.
    • The cost for all ID cards, including damaged cards, is $21.00, effective July 1, 2020. The Campus Cards Office no longer replaces wear/tear cards free of cost or at a reduced cost due to the need to align our policies with all other UC campuses and due to our goal to eliminate subjectivity from the wear/tear replacement process.
  • In order to replace a damaged ID card, please follow the steps below:
    • Either ask your department supervisor or HR contact for a Campus Card Request Form.
    • Ask your department supervisor or HR contact to provide the following information on the form:
      • Employee ID number (required)
      • Departmental authorized signature (required)
      • New Chart of Accounts (Project, Task, and Fund numbers) to be charged $21.00
      • If your department does not agree to cover the $21.00 cost of the replacement, take the completed form to the Central Cashier's Office located on the ground floor of the Student Services Center (Suite 170) to make the $21.00 cash payment.
      • Bring your receipt, the completed form, and one of the following photo ID's to the Campus Cards Office:
        • Driver's license
        • Passport
        • State Identification Card 
  •  Damaged Cards must be surrendered to the Campus Card Office for proper disposal.

Make a Reservation for Groups of 5 or More

  • If you have a large group, we recommend that you make a reservation.
  • Please note that walk-ins may experience long wait times when picking up their Campus Cards if a group is present.

Card Functionality

Employees can use their ID card for the following functions on-campus 

  • Identification
  • Library services (i.e. set up Library account with ID card)
  • Shuttle services
  • Parking services (i.e. purchase a parking permit)
  • Load money via Triton Cash or Community Dining Plan
  • Dining facilitiy access 
  • Building/Office/Lab access

The Campus Cards Office does not grant building/office/lab access. If an employee or affiliate requires any time of physical access, they must speak with their supervisor or building security to request this access.

UCSD Health Systems Badge

The Campus Cards Office does not produce UC San Diego Health Systems ID badges. To request a Health Systems badge, please contact the Health Systems Security Office. Please find additional resources below.

Health Systems Badge Request Form

Health Systems Employee Badge Release Policy  

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