What is the Student UGACard?
The UGACard is your key to accessing dorms, dining halls, and many other facilities and services throughout campus. Students must be registered for the current semester in order to purchase and use the UGACard. The UGACard is non-transferrable and can only be used by the student to whom it is issued. Misuse of the UGACard may result in disciplinary action by University Judiciary.
How can I find my UGAID number if I don't have a UGACard?
Your UGAID number can be found by logging into "ATHENA" and clicking the "Financial Aid" button and then "Financial Aid Status". You will see your UGAID number in front of your name in the upper right corner of the page.
How do I purchase and use Student Tickets?
UGA students who have paid the appropriate student fees are entitled to purchase one student discounted ticket to on-campus athletic events or Tate Student Center programs and events. You must present your UGACard at the box office when purchasing a student ticket. No other forms of ID or license are accepted.
The UGACard is your ticket for student athletic events. The UGA Athletic Association provides electronic ticketing using an online and real-time system.
Student Uses for the UGACard include:
Iris Camera Access
ALL students (undergraduate and graduate) must be registered and have their fees assessed for the current semester prior to having their UGACard made.
The UGACard is non-transferable, and any student who uses the ID card of another person or who allows his or her card to be used by someone else is subject to disciplinary action. Upon request, the UGACard must be shown to University officials. Giving false or incomplete information on the ID request form by a student and/or witness is a violation of University policy and subject to disciplinary action.
Please check with your Department before coming to get your UGACard. They will tell you if you require a special type of card (a proximity card) for access control to buildings and labs. Your department will provide you with the necessary forms for you to get the correct type of card. Proximity cards are issued only with a signed authorization form from your department. Refunds/adjustments will not be given if you purchase the wrong type of card.
A University of Georgia student may purchase a dependent UGACard for their spouse and dependent children (under the age of twenty six) provided the student is enrolled at the time of the request, has paid all required fees, and can provide proof of marriage and / or proof that the dependents are being supported by the student.
By paying additional fees, Dependents may be eligible for some services, such as Ramsey Center memberships, library privileges, and some services at the University Health Center. Student 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.
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 or click here.
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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.