How long is my ID Card valid?
The expiration date on the ID Card is automatically set to be two years from the date that the card is issued. Our intentions with the two-year expiration date are to minimize risk of fraudulent use of the card within the Port Authority Transit system while maximizing the lifetime of the ID Card.
Why does my ID Card have a two-year expiration date when I will be with the university for longer than that?
The university is required by the Port Authority to print an expiration date on the ID Card. Setting a two-year expiration limits the potential for fraudulent transit use by an individual who may leave the university but does not turn in their ID Card and continues to use it to receive bus privileges.
What happens if I don't renew my ID Card?
An expired card may be used to access campus resources such as parking, building access, University Library System access, or Plaid Cash and meal plans. Expired ID Cards will also work for Port Authority Transit as long as the individual has an active appointment with the university. Expired cards will not work for discounts offered by local merchants. Please remember that you are responsible for the ID. If it is confiscated by the Port Authority bus driver due to expiration, you will be charged for a lost ID.
Can I use my current ID Card photo when I have my card renewed?
No. 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).
Can I get a new photo for my ID Card if I don't like the one that is on it now?
Yes. We can take a new photo taken in person at the ID Card Services station in The HUB. There is a $5 fee to take a new photo if the ID Card is within one month of the expiration date.
Do I have to come to ID Card Services to renew my ID Card?
Yes. The cardholder must come to ID Card Services in The HUB to renew the ID Card.
Will ID Card Services send ID Cards through Campus Mail?
No. ID Cards are not sent to departments through campus mail. A current ID Card must be surrendered in exchange for a renewed ID Card at the time of card production. Mass distribution via campus mail also does not provide assurance that the ID Card was received by the appropriate cardholder.