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Campus Card (TC ID)
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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, borrowing privleges at the libraries, allows you to purchase services at various locations, and enables students to take advantages of various cultural dscount programs in New York City.
While each institution has its 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.
Obtaining a University ID Card:
University ID Cards may be obtained by visiting the TC Office of Card Services in Whittier Hall Suite 1b, 1230 Amsterdam Avenue. Initial ID Cards are issued free.
- The photo should be a color, JPEG file
- The background should be uniform and light-colored
- You must be facing forward, with your head and shoulders clearly visible
- No photos with sunglasses or hats will be accepted
- The file cannot exceed 100k in size
If you are a new student and have activated your UNI, click on the below camera to upload your photo. When prompted for your UNI, the program is case senstive, so please enter your UNI in lower case.
Replacing a University ID Card:
Damaged Cards: Any card that has been bent, broken, hole-punched, sat on, or that shows any noticeable signs of neglect of damage, will be replaced for a $20 fee. Cards that appear to otherwise be in good condition, but unable to be read by our readers will be replaced for free.
Students should contact the Office of the Registrar, 212-678-4050
Employees should contact the Office of Human Resources, 212-678-3175
Alumni should contact the Office of Alumni Relations, 212-678-3215
** New ID Cards can only be issued if the new name appears in BANNER and matches the government issues photo ID.
All others should bring their old ID showing your previous name and a copy of your marriage certificate, social security card, or other government identification which verifies your new name.