For FAQs about the new Smart Card, visit this website.
The UGACard is the official University of Georgia identification card for students, faculty, staff, official campus visitors, and their dependents.
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.
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
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*Effective June 1, 2018 we will be issuing a new contactless smart card and there will be a price increase.
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:
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.