The UGACard is the official University of Georgia identification card for students, faculty, staff, official campus visitors, and their dependents.

UGACard Features

  • Color photograph
  • Bar Code
  • Your UGAID number
  • Your Bulldog Bucks account number
  • Magnetic stripe
  • Your signature

What is my UGA ID Number?

Your UGACard will have your 16-digit identification number placed in three locations: numerically printed on the back of the card, encoded into a barcode on the back of the card, and encoded onto the magnetic stripe.

UGACard front and back
The first 6 digits are your Bulldog Bucks account PIN.  The next set of 9 digits is your “UGAID” (which replaces your Social Security number).  The last digit is your “Issue Level”, which represents the number of replacement card that you have been issued.  Your first card is always a zero.

In the event that you must replace a lost or stolen UGACard, your new card will have a new randomly-assigned Bulldog Bucks PIN and your “Issue Level” will increase by one.  Your 9-digit UGAID will not change.

Some services on campus allow you to type in your UGAID number instead of swiping your UGACard.  You must also type in your 10-digit number, beginning with your UGAID and ending with your current Issue Level. 

You will not need to memorize your Bulldog Bucks PIN, as you must physically swipe your card when making a purchase.

Biometric Iris Image

After your UGACard is printed, an ID Technician will photograph your eyes to create a biometric iris image to be used for accessing the Dining halls and the Ramsey Physical Fitness Center.

In the event that your iris image gives you difficulty, please return to the UGACard Office with your ID card so that we can re-enroll your eye image.


309 Tate Student Center – 3rd Floor, between Tate Theatre & Starbucks

8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
Click Here for Complete Calendar (includes holiday closings)

Magnetic Stripe (swipe cards)- $20.00
Proximity cards (tap cards)- $25.00

Cash, Checks, & major credit cards. We cannot charge to Bulldog Bucks/Paw Points or Student Accounts.

Acceptable Photo Identification

For First-time ID Requests, One of the following is REQUIRED:

  • State-issued Driver's License or ID
  • Passport
  • Military ID

For REPLACEMENT ID Requests, IF we have your ID Photo on File:
You may be asked to provide at least one document:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Marriage License
  • Housing Lease
  • Check Book
  • Bank Statement
  • Voter Registration
  • Credit Card
  • Insurance Policy
  • Utility Bill

**If we do NOT have an ID photo on file, you must present a valid, photo ID from the “First-time ID Requests” list above.

Additional Information

  • Identification documents must be original- photos, scans, or photocopies will not be accepted.
  • Students must be enrolled for the current semester
  • All patrons must be included in the Identity Management System.
  • Students must apply for Dependent ID cards in person, with proof of marriage.
  • Domestic Partners are eligible to receive a UGACard with access to certain UGA services. For more information, call Human Resources at (706) 542-2222 or click here.