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ID Card Office

Our office is by appointment only, please browse the forms available and submit a Help Ticket to schedule an appointment

Faculty, Staff, Students, and Postdocs can schedule their appointments here.

We will be closed on Friday, May 19, and return on Monday, May 22 at 8:30 a.m.


The ID Card Office will no longer issue Stanford ID cards with a magnetic stripe, or magstripe, on the back effective 9/1/2022.

Stanford ID cards with magstripes will continue to work with the magstripe card readers operated by University IT (UIT) Campus Card Services and found at many campus buildings, dining halls, and cafes. 

Departments and groups that use readers not supported by UIT can contact Card Services Director Jay Kohn ( to work on an alternative solution for their location.

The Stanford ID Card Office oversees the production of new and replacement cards, maintains a card information database of students, faculty and staff; installs and maintains card readers; and assists in developing new Stanford ID Card applications.

Historic Campus Location

ID Card Office
Tresidder Memorial Union
459 Lagunita Drive, 2nd Floor
Stanford, CA 94305

By appointment only, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Next to the spiral staircase and the Ticket Office, facing White Plaza



Stanford Redwood City Location

ID Card Office 
University Hall
485 Broadway, 1st Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063

Closed until further notice after May 10th, 2023






(650) 498-CARD

Eligibility for a Stanford ID Card

ID card eligibility is established by Administrative Guide Memo 2.4.3. You will find a summary of the types of cards, the eligibility criteria, and the privileges granted by each card type. A summary chart of privileges may be viewed here. ID cards may only be used by the person they are issued to.

Obtaining a Stanford ID Card

If you are a new undergraduate student, you can submit your photo online via the Approaching Stanford Forms.

New graduate students should upload their photo via the Photo Upload webpage.

If you are a new employees eligible for an ID card, call 498-CARD (8-2273) first to make sure your personnel information is available (to ensure that all personnel information has been processed and a Stanford ID number assigned).

Change of status with the university


Student ID cards are deactivated when you fail to enroll for any quarter other than summer quarter, or if you graduate. If you re-enroll at a later date, you can reactivate your card at the ID Card Office.

Staff, visiting scholars, and fellows

When your employment status changes to one which is no longer entitled to campus privileges, your card will not grant you access to university facilities and services. Your manager or HR officer collects your cards when your employment at Stanford ends, and must be surrendered to an appropriate university employee upon request.

Change of name

The name on your identification card must match the name in Stanford's official student or employment records. If your legal name changes, you must change your name in the official University records before you request a new ID card. Students can request this name change through the Student Services Center. Faculty and staff should request a name change through the Human Resources administrator. All replacement cards are $25 payable by Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.

Learn more

To learn more about ID Card Office services, call the office at (650) 498-CARD (8-2273).

Last modified May 16, 2023