Current Service Status: Last Updated February 22, 2022

Card Services Centers are open offering regular business hours. Please email nyucard@nyu.edu with inquiries.

How do I obtain a card?

New students

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 our photo upload portal 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 by following these instructions.

To upload your photo, you will:

  • Log In with your NYU Net ID
  • Follow the instructions to upload, crop and submit your photo
  • Receive an email on how and where to pick up your NYU Card
Your photo must meet the following criteria:
 
  • It must be taken against a white background
  • You must be facing straight towards the camera
  • The top and both sides of your head must be completely visible
  • You cannot be wearing a hat or dark sunglasses
  • After cropping, your photo must be at least 480 pixels wide by 600 pixels high

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. This location will correspond to the campus at which the student will begin the 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.

ID Cards for NYU community members based primarily in Brooklyn will be available only at the 2 MetroTech Card Center on the NYU Brooklyn campus. ID Cards for all other NYU community members will be available at the 7 Washington Place Card Center on the Washington Square campus.

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.

ID Cards for NYU community members based primarily in Brooklyn will be available only at the 2 MetroTech Card Center on the NYU Brooklyn campus. ID Cards for all other NYU community members will be available at the 7 Washington Place Card Center on the Washington Square campus.

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.

ID Cards for NYU community members based primarily in Brooklyn will be available only at the 2 MetroTech Card Center on the NYU Brooklyn campus. ID Cards for all other NYU community members will be available at the 7 Washington Place Card Center on the Washington Square campus.

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 expire. 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 $25 lost card fee.

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