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*Effective June 1, 2018 we will be issuing a new contactless smart card and there will be a price increase.

  • Upgrade - $15 (you will need to turn in your current UGACard to receive the upgraded smart card)
  • 1st Smart Card - $30
  • Replacement Smart Card - $35

For FAQs about the new Smart Card, visit this website.

Smart Card

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
  • Magnetic stripe
  • Your signature

What is my UGA ID Number?

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

Your 9 digit “UGAID” (which replaces your Social Security number) will be printed on the back of the card, followed by the last digit, your “Issue Level”. This 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 “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. 

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.

Location

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

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

Holiday Hours

We will be closed on Monday, Dec 31st. Please visit the Dean of Students office for assistance.

Cost*

*Effective June 1, 2018 we will be issuing a new contactless smart card and there will be a price increase.

  • Upgrade - $15 (you will need to turn in your current UGACard to receive the upgraded smart card)
  • 1st Smart Card - $30
  • Replacement Smart Card - $35

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

For FAQs about the new Smart Card, visit this website

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.