Pick up your Card

New, Incoming students

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

Washington Square

Washington Square students who submit photos online and receive an approval email can pick up their new photo IDs from the NYU Washington Square Card Center, located on the ground floor of 7 Washington Place, two business days after the date on which the approval email was sent. See our location and hours of operation.

Tandon School of Engineering

Tandon School of Engineering students who submit photos online and receive an approval email can pick up their new photo IDs from the at NYU Tandon Card Center, located on the ground floor of 2 MetroTech in Brooklyn, two business days after the date on which the approval email was sent.

NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai

NYU Abu Dhabi and Shanghai students who submit photos online and receive an approval email can pick up their new photo IDs at their respective Department of Public Safety office, located in Abu Dhabi or Shanghai, two business days after the date on which the approval email was sent.

NYU Global Academic Centers

Global Academic Center students will receive further instructions from the Global Academic Center coordinators at their respective study away sites.

Current and Returning Students

Returning NYU students who need a replacement card or whose card has expired must go to the NYU Card Center, located on the ground floor of 7 Washington Place, to obtain a replacement or updated NYU ID card. If you have lost your NYU Card or discarded your expired NYU Card, you will be charged a $25 replacement fee that will be automatically added to your Bursar account in 1-2 business days (payments to your Bursar account can be made by e-check on eSuite or in person at their 25 West 4th Street or 5 MetroTech locations.)


Returning Tandon School of Engineering students who need replacement NYU ID cards should report to the Card Center located on the ground floor of 2 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn.
Returning NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai students who need replacement NYU ID cards should report to their respective Department of Public Safety offices.


Please note that both new and returning students must have been cleared by the Registrar's Office a minimum of 48 hours prior to visiting the Card Center to obtain an NYU ID Card.

NYU Employees and Affiliates

All employees and affiliates must first be on-boarded by the Department of Human Resources or their home department in order to receive a new or replacement NYU Card. Once onboarded, employees and affiliates should bring a valid form of identification (i.e., a State Driver's License, State Photo ID, or Passport) to the NYU Card Center, located on the ground floor of 7 Washington Place, to have their ID photos taken by our team. Tandon School of Engineering employees and affiliates should bring valid identification to the Card Center, located on the ground floor of 2 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and global site employees and affiliates should report to the Department of Public Safety offices at Abu Dhabi or Shanghai or to your Global Academic Center coordinator.

The month/year expiration date printed below your photo on your NYU ID Card represents the date on which your ID card will automatically expire. If you are a current, registered student and the date on your NYU Card 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 the Department of Human Resources update your information, in order to be issued a replacement ID Card. 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 NYU Card Center for a status update.

If you separate from NYU for any reason, you must return your card, which is the property of NYU, to the NYU 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 ID card, your University ID and NetID are located above the barcode.