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ID Card Swap

We will close for the day at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10.

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.

Two methods for card replacement

OPTION 1: 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.

OPTION 2: Go to card swap

Alternatively, organized card swaps are available to departments who contact the Card Office. Submit a request to sign up for a card swap at least two days in advance of your requested date. 

If you would like a new photo, please submit one using the online photo submission link on the Campus Card Services page. We will use the photo on file the day before the swap.

Heads up! In all cases, your current card will stop working at 9am the day of the swap.

Card swap schedule:

Building      

Escondite Cottage Lobby

December 10

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

   

 

     

Building reader update schedule:

BUILDING UPDATE DATE (ON OR AFTER)    

Lyman 1-2-3, Treat, Murray, Yost, Adams, Schiff

 

October 21

 

   

Theta Delta Chi, 670-672-680 Lomita, 1047 Campus

Kappa Sigma, Jerry, Kappa Alpha, EBF, Narnia, BOB,

La Casa Italiana, Xanadu, Roble Hall,

FloMo: Alondra, Cardenal, Faisan, Gavilan, Loro, Mirlo

Paloma, Dining

 

October 28

 

 

   

Lagunita: Adelfa, Eucalipto, Dining, Granada, Meier,

Naranja, Norcliffe, Ujamaa A-B

November 4

 

 

   

Wilbur: Admin, Arroyo, Cedro, Dining, Junipero, Okada,

Otero, Rinconada,Soto, Trancos

November 11

 

 

   

Stern: Twain, Larkin, Donner, Serra, Zapata, Burbank, Dining

Crothers Memorial, Crothers, AFDC

November 13

 

 

   

Toyon Hall, Branner Hall, Branner Dining

Casper: Kimball, Castano, Ng, Lantana, Dining

November 18

 

 

   

550 Lasuen (Sigma Chi), Storey, Muwekma

Columbae, Mars, Signma Nu

Munger Buildings (1-4, Jacobson Sorenson)

November 19

 

 

   

576 Alvarado, Hammarskjold, Slav Dom, Phi Sigma

Lasuen, Grove (Mayfield), Kairos, Phi Kappa Psi, La Maison Frances

Haus Mitt, Durand, Synergy, Roth, Pluto (Dolores)

December 3

 

 

   

Mirielees House, Abrams, Barnes Midrise, Hulme

Hoskins, McFarland, Quillen, Blackwelder

Escondite Cottage, GEV Laundry, RDE Maint Ctr

Studio 5, Rains: Bailey, Timoshenko, Fairclough

EV: Kennedy Commons, Rosse, Hastorf, Lieberman, Miller

Kappa Alpha Theta, ZAP, Tri Delta, Pi Beta, Phi, Terra

December 10

 

 

   

Instructions for card swap

Sign up for the swap up to two days prior by submitting a request.

  • Bring your old card to swap for your new card. There will be no charge for the swapped card. If you 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 a photo when signing up. We will use the photo that’s on file on the day prior to pick-up.

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.

You are invited to provide feedback and suggestions on this process. Feedback may be submitted to Jay Kohn at jkohn@stanford.edu.

Last modified December 4, 2019