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To receive a faculty / staff UGACard, your employment status must be reflected in the employee database (the UGA Payroll / Personnel System). Prior to requesting a UGACard, you should check with your supervisor or departmental secretary to be sure all required personnel paperwork has been prepared and routed through the budgetary channels for inclusion in the employee database.
You and your supervisor may complete the following form to obtain your UGACard and the various services associated with it before your status is reflected in the employee database:
Student employees are eligible for student IDs, and are therefore ineligible for faculty / staff identification cards.
A dependent UGACard is issued to spouses and dependent children (under the age of twenty six) of faculty and staff. A Faculty/Staff Dependent ID Request Form must be submitted to the UGACard Office five working days prior to having the ID card made. Request forms are available upon request from the UGACard Office as well as online. In addition to submitting a request form, a faculty or staff member's employment status must be reflected in the employee database for eligibility. The University offers restricted privileges for dependents with the UGACard.
Dependents of Faculty and Staff may be eligible for some services, such as Ramsey Center memberships, library privileges, and some services at the University Health Center. Dependents are NOT currently eligible to ride Athens Transit for free. Discounted UGA Athletics tickets are also not currently offered to Dependents, although they can be purchased at regular price if available.
Please contact the service provider directly for the most current information on Dependent eligibility.
Faculty and staff may use the online form to apply for their dependent(s). This form, however, must be completed by the faculty/staff member.
Send form to UGACard Office, 309 Tate Student Center, Athens, GA 30602 or fax to 706-542-0070.
Domestic Partners are eligible to receive a UGACard with access to certain UGA services. For more information on the Domestic Partnership Program, call Human Resources at (706) 542-2222.
309 Tate Student Center – 3rd Floor, between Tate Theatre & Starbucks
8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
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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.
*Effective June 1, 2018 we will be issuing a new contactless smart card and there will be a price increase.
For FAQs about the new Smart Card, visit this website
Acceptable Photo Identification
For First-time ID Requests, One of the following is REQUIRED:
For REPLACEMENT ID Requests, IF we have your ID Photo on File:
You may be asked to provide at least one document:
**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.