University Card

The University Card

Hours of Operations

Spring 2022 Hours of Operation 

Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm


Summer 2022 Hours of Operation (May 27th through September 2nd)

Monday through Thursday, 9am - 5pm

Friday 9am - 1pm


About the University ID Card

The University ID Card is your passport to Teachers College and Columbia University.  It grants you access to the libraries and other buildings as appropriate, and borrowing privileges at the libraries, allows you to purchase services at various locations through Columbia University Flex Program, accepted flex locations, and enables students to take advantage of various cultural discount programs in New York City. TC students can use their University Card to participate in TC DOLLAR$, which enables you to tax-free dining at TC.  

While each institution has it's own card, you will only need one card throughout the Columbia community as one card can have multiple affiliations listed on the back of the card.  The card face type is dependent on a predetermined hierarchy.  The front of the card will also have an expiration date.  Prior to the expiration date, cardholders are encouraged to visit the appropriate ID Card Office for a replacement.

On the back of the card, cardholders will see the various affiliations he/she has as well as a Unique Card Number (UCN).  The UCN is only used to link the “active” card to an individual.

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