Carnegie Mellon University

Student ID Cards

All enrolled students are entitled to an ID Card. Steps for acquiring a card for the first time, renewing an expired card, replacing a lost/stolen card, and replacing a damaged card may be found below. 

Questions about ID Cards? Contact The HUB.





ID Cards for New Students

New Undergraduate Students

Fall Semester Arrivals

During the summer, students are asked to submit a photo online that will be used to create an ID Card, which will be ready for pick-up at housing check-in during orientation. Commuter students will receive ID Cards at a separate orientation session.

Students who do not submit an online photo by the stated deadline will receive a notice in their orientation welcome packets instructing them to visit The HUB to have their photo taken and ID Card produced.

Spring Semester Arrivals

Students beginning at Carnegie Mellon in the spring may submit a photo online prior to their arrival and they will receive their ID Cards anytime after January 2. Students may also visit The HUB to have a photo taken and ID Card produced upon arriving to campus.

Tip: Orientation and the beginning of each semester are peak times in The HUB, so lines may be long. Students should plan their schedules accordingly.



New Graduate Students

New Graduate Students

During the summer, new graduate students will be instructed to submit a photo online so The HUB can produce an ID Card. Students who do not submit a photo by the stated deadline will need to visit The HUB upon arriving to campus (after August 1 for fall arrivals) to have a photo taken and ID Card produced. 

Students should check with their department to determine if their ID Card will be distributed during an orientation session or if they will need to visit The HUB to pick up their ID Card.

Tip: Orientation and the beginning of each semester are peak times in The HUB, so lines may be long. Students should plan their schedules accordingly.

Renewing an Expired Card

Renewing an Expired Card

While most student ID Card expiration dates are tied to graduation dates, some students may need to replace an expiring card due to various circumstances (i.e., graduation date change, additional semesters). Students may replace an ID Card up to one month before the expiration date printed on the ID Card by visiting The HUB to have a new photo taken and ID Card produced. The current/expiring ID Card must be surrendered when the replacement card is printed, otherwise the lost card fee of $25 will apply.




Lost/Stolen ID Card

Lost/Stolen Card

It is important that The HUB be notified of lost or stolen cards as soon as possible in order to ensure that unauthorized access to facilities and funds does not occur. Students can temporarily deactivate an ID Card by logging into SIO and reporting the card as lost or stolen. 

To obtain a replacement ID Card, the cardholder must continue to meet the card eligibility criteria, complete and sign an ID Card Request form, and submit the form to The HUB. A new card number will be assigned in order to prevent fraudulent use of the lost or stolen card.

There is a nonrefundable fee of $25 for replacing lost ID Cards. Stolen ID Cards will be replaced free-of-charge if the cardholder produces a police report or Carnegie Mellon incident report verifying that the card was stolen. Otherwise, it will be treated as a lost card and the $25 fee will apply.

Damaged ID Card

Damaged Card

To obtain a replacement ID Card for a damaged card, the cardholder must continue to meet the card eligibility criteria, complete and sign an ID Card Request form, and submit the form to The HUB. A $5 fee is charged to replace damaged cards, as long as the original damaged card is surrendered. If the original damaged card is not surrendered, the $25 lost card fee will apply. Expired cards that are damaged will be replaced free-of-charge upon exchange of the original card.