I.D. Cards

Fall Quad Students Walking Roof Hendricks Chapel Dome HBC

Fall 2020 ID Card Information

If you are living in on-campus housing, you will receive your SUID card when you arrive on campus. If you are a new student and have not yet submitted a photo for your card, please do so right away by emailing idcard@syr.edu and following the guidelines for photo submission.

If you are a commuter or new graduate student living off-campus and have already submitted a photo for your new ID card, you may pick up your SUID at the Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services service window at 206 Steele Hall.

If you are a returning student who needs a new SUID card, please complete the ID card services form to request a replacement ID. The $25 replacement fee will be charged to your student account. When your new card is ready, you will receive an email directing you when and where to pick up the card.

If you are a new staff or faculty member, please submit your photo by emailing idcard@syr.edu and following the guidelines for photo submission. When your new card is ready, you will receive an email directing you when and where to pick up the card.

What is the SU I.D.?

The SU I.D. card is an identity tool for the safety and security of our campus. It serves as your official University identification and is property of Syracuse University. The card should be in your possession at all times and presented upon request to any University official requiring it. The SU I.D. card is non-transferable and may not be altered in any way.

The card is a one-card device used for a variety of campus services. Services include meal plan access, campus building access, recreation facility access (membership may be required), library access, and FOOD and PLUS account access. When the SU I.D. card is inserted or swiped into a card reader the information is quickly scanned. The card reader then confirms or denies access to goods and services based upon previously established eligibilities.

The card

SU I.D. cards are “smart” cards. In addition to the magnetic stripe on the back of all SU I.D. cards, each card also contains a microchip and receiver antenna (proximity chip) for authorizing access controlled facilities.

Cardholders are responsible for keeping their SU I.D. card safe and in good working condition. The first card issued to students, and Syracuse/SUNY ESF faculty/staff is free of charge. Hole punching, bending, folding, or otherwise damaging the card, or losing the card by negligence, theft, or accident will result in a $25 fee for replacement.