UGACard About

The UGA OneCard Office will be closed for in-person services until further notice. Card Office staff will be available by email and SendFiles to assist with processing applications and answering general inquiries.

Requests by faculty/staff/affiliates requiring ID services will be managed on a case-by-case basis.

Please contact us at for assistance.  Thank you for your understanding.

Dee Matthews
   UGA OneCard Manager


What is my UGA ID Number?

Your UGA OneCard will have your 16-digit identification card number 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.

Biometric Iris Image

After your UGA OneCard 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 UGA OneCard 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)


*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.