All ID Cards are issued by ID Card Services in The HUB (or their designated agent). The first Carnegie Mellon ID Card (for faculty, staff, students, emeriti and retirees) is issued at no charge. Affiliate Cards are issued to the card sponsor at the standard fee of $15.
Valid government-issue photo identification, such as a US driver’s license or passport, must be presented to obtain an ID Card. ID Card Services will verify card eligibility based on enrollment and/or employment status in university systems at the time of card issuance. International driver's license is not an acceptable form of identification.
New Students for the Fall Term
Prior to the upcoming school year we request that students submit a photo that we will use to create their ID Card prior to arrival on campus. View more information about submitting a photo.
Undergraduate students who are entering the university in the fall term and who submitted a photo in advance of their arrival on campus will receive their ID Card at housing check-in during orientation. Commuter students will receive their card at a separate orientation session. Students who did not send in a photo in advance of their arrival on campus will be given a notice in their welcome packet that indicates they must visit ID Card Services in The HUB to have a photo taken and their ID Card produced.
New graduate students should check with their department to determine if the department will be distributing ID Cards at an orientation session or if they should come to ID Card Services to request their card. If the department indicates that the student should acquire their card from ID Card Services, then the student should complete an ID Card Request form and visit The HUB anytime after August 1. The ID Card will be issued at that time.
Students (Other than New Fall Term), Faculty & Staff
An ID Card Request form must be completed, signed and submitted to ID Card Services in The HUB at the time of issuance. New Spring students may apply for an ID anytime after January 2nd.