The HUB - ID Card Services - Carnegie Mellon University

ID Card

Photo Submission Process Change

As of September 1, 2016, online photo submissions will no longer be accepted for members of the university community wishing to replace a CMU ID Card. All patrons are required to have a new photo taken in person at the ID Card Services station in The HUB for any kind of ID Card replacement (i.e., renewal, lost card, stolen card, name change).


One of the most important items you will need at Carnegie Mellon is your official identification card. Your ID Card identifies you as a member of the CMU community and will be part of your everyday life on campus.

Your ID Card can be used to access many campus facilities and services, including your residence hall, recreation facilties, for public printing and copying, and more! View a complete list of facilities and services.

Plaid Cash

One beneficial feature of your ID Card is Plaid Cash. Plaid Cash is a prepaid, stored-value/debit account that is accessible via your ID Card. It is a convenient, cashless way to pay on and off campus. You can use Plaid Cash for textbooks, school supplies, restaurant meals, take-out and more. View a list of participating businesses.

Please view Carnegie Mellon's Plaid Cash Refund Policy.