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Get an NYUCard

How do I obtain a card?

New students

Beginning June 4, 2014, new students who are first-time card holders should visit photoid.nyu.edu 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. Photos submitted and approved by 3pm can be picked up on the following business day for students starting in Manhattan.  School of Engineeering student cards will be distributed during orientation week activities.  Following that week, student cards will be distributed in 6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn (room 102).

Returning students

Returning NYU students who need a replacement card must go to the NYUCard Center located at 7 Washington Place to have a new picture taken by our team. You must bring proof of identification (i.e. State Driver's License, State Photo ID, or Passport).

Returning NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering students should report to the 6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn (room 102).

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 NYUCard?

  • The month/year date on the right side of your card represents the expiration date of the card. The date is good through the end of the month in the year indicated (Affiliate NYUCards are based on their exact NYU affiliation date).
  • If the date on the card has expired or is about to expire, you should return your card to the NYUCard Center.
  • If you have discarded your expired NYUCard and are seeking a replacement card, you will be charged a $15 replacement fee (we accept cash or campus cash only).
  • 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 NYUCard 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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