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Get an NYUCard

How do I obtain a card?

New students

Beginning Dec 15, 2014, new students who are first-time card holders should visit and upload a photo to be used on their NYUCard by following the guidelines and instructions on the site. Students must have activated their NYU NetID before accessing the system.

  • Students starting in Manhattan can pick up their NYU Cards on the second business day after having received the approval email from us.
  • School of Engineering student cards will be distributed during orientation week activities.  Following that week, student cards will be distributed in 6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn (room 102).
  • Students starting at one of our global academic centers can pick up their NYU Cards upon arrival at the global academic center.

Returning students

Returning NYU students who need a replacement card or whose card has expired must go to the NYUCard Center located on the ground floor of 7 Washington Place to obtain a new or updated card.

If you have lost your NYU Card or discarded your expired NYU Card, you will be charged a $15 replacement fee that will be added to your Bursar account in 1-2 business days.  (Payments to Bursar accounts can be made by e-check on eSuite or in person at their 25 West 4th Street or 5 MetroTech locations.)

  • Returning School of Engineering students should report to the ground floor of 6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn.
  • Returning NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai students should report to their respective Public Safety offices.

Please note that students must have been cleared by the Registrar's Office at least 48 hours prior to obtaining their NYUCard.

Employees and Affiliates

All employees and affiliates must be on-boarded by Human Resources or their home department in order to receive a new or replacement NYUCard. Once on-boarded, please visit the NYUCard Center located at 7 Washington Place, ground level, along with a valid form of identification (i.e. State Driver's License, State Photo ID, or Passport) to have your picture taken by our team.

Replacements for lost or stolen cards require an ID authorization form completed by your sponsoring department that confirms your current status with the university.

School of Engineering employees and affiliates should report to 6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn (room 102)

NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai employees and affiliates should report to their respective Public Safety offices.

What is on the NYU Card?

  • The month/year expiration date below your photo represents the expiration month of the card.
  • If the date on your NYU Card has expired or is about to expire and you are still registered and continuing to take classes at NYU, the Registrar's Office must update your information before you may relinquish your expired card at the NYU Card Center for a replacement.  For employees and affiliates, Human Resources must update your information before you relinquish your expired card for a replacement.
  • If you separate from NYU for any reason, you must return your card (which is the property of NYU) to the NYU Card Center to avoid fees.
  • 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. Please check with the NYU Card Center for a status update.
  • In addition to the important telephone numbers on the back of your card, your University ID and NetID are located above the barcode.
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