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Courtesy and Recreation ID Cards

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

Quick links for a Spouse/Partner card, Dependent card, and Family cards requests.

We will be closed at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, returning on Monday, November 29.

 

Courtesy cards

Courtesy cards are issued to certain University affiliates. See Administrative Guide Memo: 2.4.3 Stanford Identification Cards for policies governing courtesy card eligibility. Most applications and services, with the exception of the StanfordCardPlan, are also available to courtesy cardholders.

To obtain your courtesy card, visit the Stanford ID Card Office at Tresidder Union with your valid Stanford ID card, your spouse/domestic partner must accompany you with any of the forms of identification (see below) and their government-issued photo ID (drivers license or passport), and payment (see the ID Card Rates page).

Students and Postdoctoral Scholars, the following forms of identification are acceptable with government-issued photo ID:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Car insurance with both names
  • Financial statement with both names
  • Medical coverage with both names
  • Joint tax return

Faculty/Staff and Fellows, the following forms of identification are acceptable with government-issued photo ID:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Joint tax return
  • Proof of joint Stanford benefits

Lease documents and driver's licenses are insufficient for domestic partner courtesy cards.

To request a Courtesy card, submit a Help ticket.

Recreation ID cards

Recreation ID cards (also known as Cardinal Rec cards) are available for dependent children of Stanford faculty, staff, students, and Visiting Scholars, who are younger than 26 years old. These cards provide access only to athletic facilities.

To obtain a Recreation ID card for your dependent, bring your regular Stanford ID Card, as well as proof of age and relationship of the dependent, to the ID Card Office. The office is located in Tresidder Union at 459 Lagunita Drive, 2nd floor next to the Ticket Office. Note: your dependent must accompany you.

The following forms of identification are acceptable with government-issued photo ID:

  • Birth certificate
  • Guardianship documentation
  • Health insurance card or documentation (must have both names on health insurance cards)

To request a Recreation card, submit a Help ticket.

For multiple family members, like spouse/partner card and dependent cards, submit a Family Help Ticket.

Last modified November 22, 2021