Id cards

  • All NEW students for the summer or fall 2024 semesters should upload their ID card photo on the portal as soon as possible.  Please use your desktop to upload your photo rather than your cell phone. If you have issues uploading your photo, please email your photo to and we will do it for you.
  • New undergraduate students (transfer and first-year) for the fall semester will be able to pick up their ID Card during their Orientation session in June or July.  You will need your ID Card for access to your housing during Orientation.  If you are unable to attend a session, your ID Card will be available when you arrive on campus in August.  
  • IMPORTANT: Students who have lost their ID card can check first with Lost and Found at the University Police Department (Couper Administration Building, Room G24 open 24 hours a day) to see if their ID card has been returned.  After hours, please enter the Couper Adminstration building from the loading dock at the back of the building.  Otherwise, students can send complete a replacement ID Card request using the form below. 
  • Graduate students who attended Binghamton University as an undergraduate student should email to request a graduate ID card; please include your B number in your email.  You may also choose to upload a new photo  for your graduate ID card before making this request. Your graduate ID Card will be available to print after your undergraduate degree has been conferred.  If you have issues uploading your photo, please email your photo to and we will do it for you.
  • We are located in the Financial Aid and Student Records office, Admissions Center Building, Room 112. We are open weekdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm. If you have any questions, please email

Your Binghamton ID card

Your student ID is needed for residence hall and room access as well as many other student services including:

  • Meal plan and BUCS
  • Free rides on Binghamton city buses
  • Access to on-campus fitness/gym facilities
  • Free admission to all Bearcats Athletics home games
  • Identification on campus and beyond
  • Checking out library books
  • Printing access

New students: Upload your student ID photo today!

Upload Your Photo

  • Please upload your photo from your desktop -  do not use your phone at this time.
  • You will need your Binghamton University User ID and password to login.
  • New undergraduate students attending an Orientation Session will pick up your ID card at check-in if your photo is uploaded at least two days prior to the session. Otherwise, your ID card will be available when you arrive at the beginning of the semester. You must bring a government-issued photo ID in order to receive your card, such as a passport or a driver's license.
  • Any questions? Email us at

How to treat your student ID card

While your card does not have personal information on it, someone can use it to access your meal plan, BUCS, etc. You should treat your card like a credit card or other valuable personal items:

  • Do not punch a hole in your ID card.
  • Do not place your ID card in the pocket on the back of your phone or near a wireless phone charger because this could demagnetize your ID card.
  • Keep your ID away from other cards in your wallet; this could demagnetize your new ID card.
  • Note: Once your card is demagnetized in your possession, you will be responsible for the $20 replacement ID card fee.

Replacement ID cards

Students needing a replacement card must use the ID Card Replacement Request form below.   

If your ID card is lost, damaged, stolen or demagnetized, you can request a replacement. A $20 fee will be assessed to your student account, and any previous ID cards will be deactivated once the replacement ID card has been processed.

  • Once the form below has been submitted and a replacement ID card has been processed, the $20 fee cannot be waived if you later find a lost/stolen ID or you fail to pick up the replacement ID card.
  • Once your replacement ID card has been printed, you will receive an email with pickup information. You must provide a government-issued photo ID to pick up your card. 
  • The picture on file will be used to create the replacement ID card.
  • It can take up to 30 minutes before access to buildings is activated/restored once a new card is processed. Meal Plan access and bus access takes 20 minutes to roll over to the new ID card. Printing access will refresh overnight.
  • Email requests MUST be sent from your official Binghamton University email account and include your B-number.
  • Note: If you find your lost/stolen card before you pick up your new card, you can email to see if your request can be canceled. If it has already been printed, you will need to pick up the new card and pay the $20 replacement fee as the old card has been deactivated. We can not re-activate a deactivated ID card.

Replacement card form

Personal Information
Was your Binghamton University ID lost or stolen?
Is your ID Card damaged or demagnetized?
Did you get a red temporary ID card from the University Police?


Emergency after-hours ID card replacement once semester begins 

If you are locked out of your room or unable to access your meal plan, and this causes an emergency or hardship for you, go to the University Police Department (Couper Administration Building, Room G24.  After hours, please enter the Couper Administration building from the loading dock at the back of the building.) and they can issue a temporary ID card good for five days. You will be able to use this card for your Meal Plan only.  Please instruct the cafeteria cashier to swipe this temporary ID; the tap function will not work for you.  You will need to contact your RA/RD for temporary access to your building/room. This will give you time to submit the form to request a replacement ID card. 

ID replacement fees and your student account

  • A $20 fee will be assessed to your student account upon receipt of your request.
  • Payment may be made at Student Accounts online on Quikpay (24 hours later).
  • Replacement fees are subject to late fees if not paid in a timely manner.

Binghamton undergraduate continuing as a graduate student

  • An undergraduate student who continues as a graduate student at Binghamton University should obtain a new ID card. Graduate student ID cards provide additional library privileges.  You may upload a new photo for your graduate ID Card or use the same photo as your undergraduate ID Card.
  • We are not able to print your new graduate ID card until you have officially received your undergraduate degree. Your new graduate ID card will be available to print in early August or early January if you become a new graduate student in the spring semester. Email to request your new graduate ID card in August or January.  
  • There is no fee when the initial graduate student ID is issued.
  • There is a $20 replacement fee if the ID is lost, stolen or damaged. 

Faculty, staff and professional ID cards

Faculty and staff ID cards are available in Human Resources in the Couper Administration Building, Room 244. Contact HR for office hours at 607-777-5333.

Non-state employees ID cards

Supervisors of non-state employees working on campus must email to arrange for printing of new ID card. 

Research Foundation staff, volunteer and visiting faculty ID cards

Supervisors of Research Foundation staff, volunteers and visiting faculty members must email to arrange for printing of new ID card.