Carnegie Mellon University

Get Your ID Card

ID Cards are issued by The HUB (or a designated agent). The first ID Card (for students, faculty, staff, emeriti faculty, and retiree faculty/staff) is issued at no charge. Sponsored ID Cards for eligible individuals are issued at the standard fee of $20. View details regarding fees.

First-time cardholders may submit an ID photo online; however, photos for card renewals and replacements must be taken in The HUB.


ID Card Policies

  • Only the cardholder may be in possession of the ID Card. All ID Cards are the property of Carnegie Mellon University, are nontransferable, and may be confiscated at any time if used in a fraudlent manner. 
  • Tampering with ID Cards and/or making color reproductions is prohibited. Labels, stickers, punching holes (for hanging, etc.), and burning (branding) are also prohibited. These actions interfere with the electronic reading of the card and render them invalid.
  • ID Cards may not be collected and held as collateral for the temporary use of equipment, services, etc. Only The HUB and their designated agents are permitted to produce and issue ID Cards.