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Courtesy and Recreation ID Cards

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.

We will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 4 resuming appointments on Tuesday, July 5.

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

 

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, submit a Help Ticket to the Stanford ID Card Office to schedule a Zoom with your valid Stanford ID card, your spouse/domestic partner must accompany you over the Zoom 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.

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, submit a Help Ticket to schedule a Zoom, you will need to provide proof of age and relationship of the dependent. Note: if your dependent is over 18, they must accompany you over the Zoom.

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)

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

Last modified June 30, 2022