Obtaining Your UAlbany ID Card

 

Your UAlbany ID Card provides access to residence halls, fitness centers, meal plans, Discount Dollars, vending machines, Munch Money, Podium, library services and UAlbany bus services.

For your protection, your UAlbany ID Card can only be used by you. Purchases made with your UAlbany ID Card that exceed $25, will require a second form of photo identification.

New students please click here for more information on getting your UAlbany ID Card for Orientation. 

I am new at the University at Albany, how do I obtain my UAlbany ID Card? 

This includes new students (undergraduate and graduate), exclusively online students, and faculty and staff that have never received a card. 

To obtain your card please follow the instructions below:
  1. Once you receive your NetID and set your password, go to ualbanyid.com
  2. Login with your NetID and password.
  3. Select “Submit ID Photo” on the left if using a computer or click on the “ID Photo” icon from the menu if on a mobile device
  4. Follow instructions to upload a current photo and your official form of photo identification (e.g. driver’s license or passport) to our secure portal5.
  5. Once the identification has been verified by the UAlbany ID Card Office (usually 1-2 business days), you will receive an email notifying you that you can download your Mobile ID card.  Instructions will be included in the email.


When will I receive my UAlbany ID Card?

Incoming freshmen and transfer students receive their physical UAlbany ID Card upon arrival to campus. All others will need to visit the UAlbany ID Card Office during scheduled hours to retrieve a physical UAlbany ID Card. You will need to provide an official form of photo identification (e.g. driver’s license or passport) to receive your UAlbany ID Card. Your Mobile ID Card will be available immediately after the steps above are completed and you receive a confirmation email. There is no charge for the first card issued to you.


I am not a freshman or transfer student, how do I obtain my UAlbany ID Card?

You must first be registered for the current semester in order to obtain a UAlbany ID Card. Once registered, follow the steps above to obtain your UAlbany ID Card. There is no charge for the first card issued to you.

I am an exclusively online student, how do I obtain my UAlbany ID Card?

Your Mobile ID will be available immediately after the steps above are completed and you receive a confirmation email. You will need to visit the UAlbany ID Card Office during scheduled hours to retrieve a physical UAlbany ID Card.  You will need to provide an official form of photo identification (e.g. driver’s license or passport) to receive your UAlbany ID Card.  There is no charge for the first card issued to you.


I am a University Employee, how do I obtain my UAlbany ID Card?

To obtain a UAlbany ID Card, faculty and staff must be a currently active employee. Once you receive your netID and password, follow the steps above to obtain your UAlbany ID Card. You will need to visit the UAlbany ID Card Office during scheduled hours to retrieve a physical UAlbany ID Card.  You will need to provide an official form of photo identification (e.g. driver’s license or passport) to receive your UAlbany ID Card. There is no charge for the first card issued to you.