UChicago Cards

The UChicago Card is the official University of Chicago identification card. UChicago Cards are issued to all Faculty, Staff, Academic employees, and Students who are enrolled in credit programs.

UChicago Cards can be used to:

The University of Chicago Card is yours alone to use, but it remains the property of the University and must be shown on demand. It is not transferable under any conditions. Do not lend your UChicago Card to any other person.

How to get your UChicago Card

You can get your UChicago Card at the ID & Privileges Office, located in the lobby of Joseph Regenstein Library. Incoming first-year students receive their cards during Orientation. You must bring a government issued photo ID (e.g., a driver's license, passport, state ID card). Learn more about the UChicago Card at the About the UChicago Card page.

Who is eligible?

All current Faculty, Academic Employees, Staff, Postdoctoral Fellows, Visiting Scholars, and Students who are enrolled in credit programs for the academic year.

What does it cost me?

Free for the initial card; replacement charge is typically $20.

What to know first:

Employees generally show up in the system within two weeks of their start date. Incoming freshmen receive their UChicago Cards during Orientation.
You must bring a government issued photo ID (e.g., a driver's license, passport, state ID card).

UChicago Card image information for Faculty

Faculty have the option to stop their image from being displayed electronically to entry-control attendants at access control points around campus that utilize user images. This option is currently only available to faculty/academic staff.

To opt-out, contact the ID & Privileges Office.

Please note: Because your picture will no longer be displayed to entry-control attendants, you may be stopped and asked to display your UChicago Card at entry-control points.