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ID Card Swap

If you are using ID card readers to communicate with Stanford ID cards — for ANY PROGRAM OR FUNCTION — and those card readers DID NOT COME FROM University IT’s Campus Card Services, you should contact UIT as soon as possible.

For recent news, see Changes Coming to Stanford ID Cards and Card Readers.

The Card Services team has increased access control security on campus. The team has upgraded all wired card readers on campus and replaced old Stanford ID cards with new ones that are compatible with the upgraded readers. The card replacement effort has been completed 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

Submit a Help Ticket

  • 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 include that in the 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 September 29, 2020