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ID Card Swap

The Card Services team is increasing access control security on campus. As part of this effort, the team has upgraded all wired card readers on campus and is now in the process of replacing old Stanford ID cards with new ones that are compatible with the upgraded readers. The card replacement effort will be done in phases across the university.  See the information below to determine if you need a replacement card, and instructions for doing so.

How do you know if you need to replace your card?

For those using Stanford ID cards for building access, determine if you need a new card:

  • On the back of your ID card, at the bottom, is a number.
  • If there is an “–E” in the number, (e.g., 6*123456-E) then you do not need a new card.
  • If there is no “–E” in the number, (e.g., 123456, or 6*123456) then you do need a new card.

See card examples on the ID Card Swap FAQ page.

For card replacement

Go to ID Card Office 

Once you are contacted by Campus Card Services, bring your existing Stanford ID to the ID Card Office at Tresidder during normal business hours (M–F 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.).

  • There will be no charge for the swapped card. If you have lost your card, you are responsible for the replacement cost of $25. If there are extenuating circumstances you’d like to present, please submit a help ticket
  • If you would like a new photo, please submit it using the online photo submission link on the Campus Card Services page prior to going to the ID Card Office at Tresidder. You may also take a photo at the Card Office at Tresidder.

Temporary access cards

Temporary access cards will also be swapped. If you have temporary access cards without the “–E,” please submit a help ticket and the Card Services team will work with you to replace them.

Questions and feedback

Visit the Card Swap FAQ page for more information about your Stanford ID replacement.

Last modified January 16, 2020