NYU Summer Housing
New York University

Acquiring an NYUCard

The NYUCard (photo ID) is a multi-purpose photo identification card issued to all NYU residents. This card allows access to the residence halls, dining halls, athletic facilities, and administrative buildings.

For security purposes, all residents are required to have their NYUCard in their possession at all times. Once a resident obtains an NYUCard, he/she must also obtain a summer validation sticker from their residence hall for hall access.

Getting Your NYUCard

The NYUCard is a multipurpose photo identification card used by all residents of NYU Housing. You are required to obtain your NYUCard within 72 hours of your initial arrival on campus.

Your NYUCard will identify you as a member of the NYU community and should be carried at all times.

Detailed information about electronically sending in a photo in advance of your arrival on campus is emailed to residents who have a confirmed Summer Housing assignment. This will allow your NYUCard to be generated before your scheduled check-in.

The NYUCard will allow you access to:

  • Your assigned residence hall
  • Bobst Library (if you are classified as a student and currently enrolled in classes)
  • NYU athletic facilities
  • NYU dining facilities (when applicable)

Submitting Your ID Photo

Non-NYU applicants should submit their photo electronically prior to the beginning of their reservation so their NYUCard is ready for pick up on their check-in day.

Submit Your NYUCard Photo Here

Residents who submitted their photograph electronically prior to the beginning of their reservation and check-in on Sunday (or Memorial Day Monday), can pick up their NYUCard at:

Bobst Library Security Office
70 Washington Square South
8:30am - 4:30pm

Sunday pick-up is only for residents who submitted their photograph prior to their check-in.

If you did not submit a photo online, you will be issued a temporary identification card when you check-in to your residence hall. This temporary identification card will only allow you access into your residence hall for 72 hours from the official start of your reservation.

Within 72 hours, please visit the NYUCard Center to get your NYUCard:

Monday - Friday
8:00am to 8:00pm
7 Washington Place
(corner of Mercer Street and Washington Place)

Hall Validation Sticker

Once you have obtained your NYUCard, please go to your Residence Hall Resource Center to obtain a hall validation sticker. This sticker will have an expiration date (your scheduled date of check-out) printed on it.

Replacement Fee

Please note: Electronically submitted photos will not be accepted from former residents who have not turned in their NYUCard from previous affiliation with the University. A $15.00 replacement fee will be charged for cards not turned in.