UGACard Faculty/Staff



What services can a Faculty/Staff member access with the UGACard?

  • Ramsey Center Access
  • Purchase parking permits
  • UGA Library privileges
  • Admission to on-campus Athletic events
  • Use recreational facilities, such as Legion Pool and Lake Herrick
  • UGA Golf Course
  • Employment verification
  • Ride UGA and Athens Transit Buses
  • Treatment at the University Health Center's Vision, Dental, Pharmacy, Travel, and Massage therapy Clinics

Iris Camera Access

  • Purchase of Membership and Access to Ramsey Center for Student Physical Activities
  • Dining Halls

For more information see BulldogBucks.

Other Uses

  • Employment Verification
  • Kronos time clock for many employees

Faculty/Staff ID Policies

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. 

New Employees

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.

Faculty/Staff Dependent ID's

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.


  • Wait five working days, then go to the UGACard Office, to have ID's made. The UGACard costs $30.00. Acceptable methods of payment are cash, check and credit card.
  • Employees need not accompany family members if his/her employment status is in the database and all paperwork has been properly completed and received in the UGACard Office.
  • Dependents of Faculty & Staff are NOT eligible for free rides on Athens Transit.


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.