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Courtesy and Recreation ID Cards

  • The Campus Card Office will be closed on Friday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5. The office will resume business on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
  • Beginning Monday, June 13, the ID Card Office will move to the Student Services Center (also located on the second floor of Tresidder) temporarily while the north wing of Tresidder undergoes construction. Our hours of operation will change to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will resume business in our normal office location on Tuesday September 6.
  • Incoming graduate students and postdoctoral scholars can get their ID cards as early as 8/1/2016.

Courtesy cards

Courtesy cards are issued to certain University affiliates. See Administrative Guide Memo: 2.4.3 Stanford Identification Cards for policies governing Courtesy Card eligibility. Most applications and services, with the exception of the StanfordCardPlan, are also available to Courtesy Card holders.

To obtain your Courtesy Card, visit the Stanford Campus Card Office at Tresidder Union and bring along with your photo ID (driver's license or passport) and payment (see the ID Card Rates page).

Your Stanford spouse/domestic partner must accompany you when you apply, and must show their valid Stanford ID Card.

The following forms of identification are acceptable with government issued ID:

  • car insurance with both names
  • financial statement with both names
  • medical coverage with both names

Lease documents and drivers licenses are insufficient for Domestic Partner Courtesy Cards.

Recreation access cards

Recreation access passes (also known as Cardinal Rec cards) are available for dependent children of Stanford faculty, staff, students and Visiting Scholars, who are younger than 26 years old. These cards provide access only to athletic facilities.

To obtain a recreation access card for your dependent, bring your regular Stanford ID Card, as well as proof of age and relationship of the dependent, to the ID Card Office. The office is  located in Tresidder Union at 459 Lagunita Drive, 2nd floor next to the Ticket Office, and is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. Note: your dependent must accompany you to have a card photo taken.

The following forms of identification are acceptable:

  • birth certificate
  • guardianship documentation
  • health insurance card or documentation (must have both names on health insurance cards)
Last modified August 5, 2016