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ID Cards: Campus Card Services


The Campus Card (variously known as the Stanford ID Card, University ID, or Student ID) serves as: an identification card; an electronic key card controlling access to residence and dining halls, libraries, recreational facilities, and staff office buildings; and a debit card which can be used to purchase goods and services at select locations on campus. See Applications and Services for more information.

Courtesy Cards are issued to certain University affiliates, including spouses/domestic partners of eligible employees. Recreation access cards are also available for dependents. See the Courtesy and Recreation ID Cards web page for more information.


  • Cardinal Dollars (prepaid dining dollars used only at Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) dining locations, and some retail locations). Cardinal Dollars can be purchased online by students (and their parents), faculty, and staff.
  • The StanfordCardPlan allows students to pay for goods and services on campus, including the Stanford Bookstores and other retail locations. The StanfordCardPlan for faculty and staff is a copy- and print-only debit plan.

Get started

ID Cards are issued by the Campus Card Office. For more information, submit a Help ticket, or call 650-498-CARD or (8-2273).

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Last modified March 16, 2018