Get an NYUCard

How do I obtain a card?

New students

Beginning April 15, 2016, new students who have never before had an NYUCard issued to them in any capacity (including for a high school program, summer school program, or summer resident program) should visit photoid.nyu.edu and follow the instructions to upload a photo to be used on their NYUCard. Please note that in order to properly access this system, students must have activated their NetID and NYU email accounts.

Once the submitted photo has been approved, an email will be sent to student's NYU email address, confirming the location at which the student is to pick up his/her new NYUCard. Said location will correspond to the campus at which the student will begin the spring semester. Students must bring a valid form of identification (i.e., a State Driver's License, State Photo ID, or Passport) to the Card Center in order to be issued an NYUCard. 

Returning students

Current NYU students can obtain a replacement NYUCard by visiting the Card Center locations at 7 Washington Place in Manhattan, 2 MetroTech in Brooklyn, or at the Department of Public Safety offices located in Abu Dhabi or Shanghai. Students at a study away site should consult with their Global Academic Center coordinator to obtain a replacement card.

Employees and Affiliates

All employees and affiliates can obtain a new or replacement NYUCard by visiting the Card Center locations at 7 Washington Place in Manhattan, 2 MetroTech in Brooklyn, or at the Department of Public Safety offices located in Abu Dhabi or Shanghai. Employees or affiliates at a study away site should consult with their Global Academic Center coordinator to obtain a replacement card.

What is on the NYU Card?

The month and year expiration date printed below your photo on your NYUCard represents the date on which your NYUCard will automatically expire. If you are a current, registered student and the date on your NYUCard has expired or is about to expire, you must have the Registrar's Office update your information, in order to have a new card issued to you. For employees and affiliates, you must have Human Resources update your information, in order to be issued a replacement NYUCard. Electronic access privileges are assigned on a semester basis and are based on several factors; therefore, your card may not work even if the card date is valid. Common reasons for your electronic access privileges to be deactivated are disenrolling from classes, not being enrolled in the current semester, or by no longer being a matriculated NYU student. Please check with the Card Center for a status update.

If you separate from NYU for any reason, you must return your card, which is the property of the University, to the Card Center prior to your departure in order to avoid the assignment of any future fees.

In addition to several important telephone numbers on the back of your NYUCard, your University ID and NetID are located above the barcode.