Current ID Card Services:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. OUR Service desk in 245 Day Hall is open Monday, 9am-1pm; Wednesday, 11am-1pm; Thursday, 2pm-4pm.
Student Lost/Replacement ID card (Ithaca campus ONLY)
Complete the ID card request form found here: https://registrar.cornell.edu/form/id-card-contact-form.
Do not submit the form if you have never had an ID card. Email email@example.com.
Faculty and Staff: Faculty and staff can obtain ID card services by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student spouse/partner ID card: Email completed form and photo to email@example.com. Requests will be processed starting the third week of the semester.
Student ID Not Working for Dining/Laundry: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Student ID Not Working for Transportation: Contact Transportation 607-255-4600
Student ID Not Working for Accessing Buildings
1. Go to your Daily Check dashboard to ensure you do not have any restrictions in place. If you do not have a red banner asking you to complete further actions, go to the next step.
2. Please put in a ticket to Access Control: https://accesscontrol.cornell.edu/Help/helprequest.cfm. Give them the names of the buildings you are trying to access and when you last accessed them.
3. If Access Control states your access is correct, we will then print a new card because it has been inactivated somehow. Please go to Lost/Replacement ID card.
The Cornell University ID card identifies you as a current member of the Cornell community. Depending on your relationship with the university and the services that you sign up for, your ID card may be used for:
- An electronic door key and to access a variety of functions and facilities on campus-including athletic events
- Cornellcard charges
- Dining units
- Fitness centers
- Transportation services
ID cards are the property of Cornell University. Cardholders are responsible for keeping the ID card safe and in good working condition.
All students (including those in non-degree programs) must carry a Student ID card. The ID card becomes inactive upon termination or interruption of enrollment at Cornell. Staff members who are in the employee degree program are not eligible for a Student ID card.
There is a $40 replacement fee for lost, stolen, or damaged Student ID cards. The fee will be charged to the Student's Bursar account.
All regular and temporary faculty and staff members are eligible for an ID card. ID cards become active on the first day of one's appointment. The ID card becomes void upon termination or interruption of employment.
If you need an ID card please contact the HR Services and Transitions Center by email email@example.com or phone 607-255-3936. Please note at this time the HR Center is working remotely and the ID card will be mailed to you.
Employees of affiliate organizations that have legally binding affiliate and operating agreements with Cornell University are eligible for an Affiliate ID card. To obtain a card, employees must present proof of employment, such as a letter documenting service, to the Office of the University Registrar. The ID card becomes void upon termination or interruption of employment.
Spouses and registered domestic partners of Cornell faculty, staff, retiree, emeritus and full-time registered students are eligible for a Spouse/Partner ID card.
Spouse/Partner ID Cards may be obtained from the Office of the University Registrar, beginning the third week of the semester. Both spouses/partners must be present and the following documentation must be provided:
- To obtain an ID, please email the completed form and a photo to be used for the ID card to firstname.lastname@example.org. An email will be sent when the record has been created instructing both spouses/partners to visit the Office of the University Registrar.
- Spouse/partner id card request form
A $40 bursar charge to the student's Bursar account, is required. A $40 per card replacement fee will be charged for all lost, stolen, or damaged cards. The ID card becomes void upon termination or interruption of the spouse/partner's university enrollment/employment.
Faculty, staff, retiree and emeritus spouse/partner ID cards are also available by appointment from the HR Services and Transitions Center, 607-255-3936, TTY 711, or email@example.com. Student spouse/partner ID cards are only available from the Office of the University Registrar.
Retired university faculty and staff are eligible for a retiree ID card. Employees with 25 or more years of service are eligible for a Retiree 25 ID card.
Retired faculty and staff members appointed "Emeritus/Emerita" are eligible for an Emeritus ID card.
ID Card Policy (August 2002, amended August 2011, September 2014)
The Cornell University identification card identifies you as a current member of the Cornell community. Depending on your relationship to the university and the services that you sign up for, your ID card can also be used as an electronic door key and to access a variety of functions and facilities on campus. This includes athletic events, Cornellcard charges, dining units, fitness centers, libraries, transportation services, and parking and vending machines.
The ID card is the property of the university, must be carried at all times, and is non-transferable. It may be used for such purposes as the university designates and may be revoked at any time. This card must be presented and/or surrendered upon demand by a university official. Failure to do so, or lending this card to anyone, is considered misuse and may subject the holder to disciplinary action, under the Campus Code of Conduct. Lost and stolen cards must be reported promptly to the Office of the University Registrar. There is a $40 replacement fee for lost, stolen, or damaged Student ID cards. The fee can be paid by cash, check, or charged to the Student's Bursar account.
No person shall possess more than one Cornell University identification card. All cards, not previously replaced, that have been turned in to the Office of the University Registrar are kept on file for one complete semester to enable the person to claim the lost identification card. If the person has already replaced his/her identification card when the original one is turned in, the found identification card is destroyed. This action is noted on the card report/replacement form that was filled out when the card was lost.
Students with Cornellcard privileges are responsible for charges incurred by use of this card (up to $50.00, if reported lost or stolen). Refer to the Cornellcard contract for specific terms.
Current cards, including lost or defective cards are void upon termination or interruption of enrollment and/or employment and will not be replaced.
At present, there is no provision for a temporary identification card, whether it be for a visitor on campus or a lost card, issued through the Office of the University Registrar.
For the most current information about Cornell identification cards, contact the Office of the University Registrar, firstname.lastname@example.org.