How to Request an Employee/Affiliate ID Card


Existing and new employees and campus affiliates can request official UCSD ID cards from the Campus Cards Office. 

Critical Concepts

Steps to Take

Complete Campus Card Request Form

  1. Employee or affiliate can complete most of the Campus Card Request Form on their own. Fields that can be completed by the employee or affiliate include:
    • First name
    • Last name
    • Department,
    • Start date
    • Employee number (employees only)
    • Reason
    • Classification
    • Employee classification (employees only)
    • Affiliate classification (affiliates only)
    • End date (affiliates only)
    • Signature/date. 

  2. Department supervisor or HR representative must authorize the bottom section of the form and provide department payment information. 

Contact the Campus Cards Office

  1. Email the Campus Cards Office at to request an ID card
  2. Include your completed Campus Card Request Form 

  3. If you are a new employee or affiliate, also include a photo. Our photo criteria include: 
    • Plain, white background
    • Color photo
    • Even lighting
    • No hats, sunglasses, or masks
    • No one else in the photo
    • .jpg or .png file type

  4. Await additional information and instructions from the Campus Cards Office for obtaining the ID card


If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please email us at or call us at (858) 534-6606.