ID Card Services

ID Card Services
The UAlbany ID Card is very versatile and important to daily life on campus. The card is used for many purposes. The UAlbany ID Card allows access to:

• Residence halls/apartment and/or academic buildings
Meal plan or Faculty/Staff Dining Plan
Campus funds
Bus services
Library services
Printing/copying at the library (via Podium dollars)

Manage UAlbany ID Card Online

To manage your UAlbany ID Card use You will be able to activate and deactivate a lost UAlbany ID Card, add funds to accounts, send money requests and receive money from family and friends.

Make it extra easy by downloading our CBORD Mobile ID App! The app allows you to access the same services as going to the ID Card Office and, but much more! See more possibilities with the app and download today!

Quick links to card services, access points and hours
Mobile ID App
Make a deposit and check campus funds balances
CDTA Bus Services
Deactivate Lost UAlbany ID Card
Replacing a damaged card
Obtaining a UAlbany ID Card
ID Card Office Hours

ID Card Safety
If you misplace, lose or believe your UAlbany ID Card has been stolen, you must deactivate it as soon as possible (it can be reactivated if found without buying a new card). The person to whom a UAlbany ID Card has been issued is responsible for keeping his/her card secure and is liable for all activity on the UAlbany ID Card until it is deactivated.

Your UAlbany ID Card gives you access to your residential housing and all your campus funds (i.e., meal plan, Discount Dollars, Munch Money, Podium, Campus Gold, etc), so think of your card as if it is your 'house' key and credit card - combined!

For your protection and safety, your UAlbany ID Card can be used by only you. Cashiers who accept UAlbany ID Cards as a form of payment will verify that the card belongs to the person making the purchase and will not accept a UAlbany ID Card as a form of payment if the photo on the card does not match the person using the card. Additionally, cashiers may require a second form of photo identification for purchases made with a UAlbany ID Card or credit card.

Purchases made with your UAlbany ID Card that exceed $25 will require a second form of picture identification. Refunds are not provided for money or meals fraudulently spent on a UAlbany ID Card.

Any department or organization that accepts your UAlbany ID Card as a form of payment, verification, or access to events or services has the right to confiscate your card if the card does not belong to the person using the card. Confiscated cards will not be returned to the original cardholder. Anyone involved in the fraudulent use of a UAlbany ID Card is subject to card replacement costs and may be subject to conduct review and University policies.

University at Albany students, faculty members, or University or affiliated entity staff can now modify a Preferred First Name for their ID Cards. Learn more about how to make these changes and about the University Preferred Name Policy here.