ID Center

The OSU ID Card is the identification card for students, faculty, and staff. It functions as a meal card, library card, access card, and more. The ID Center can also provide departmental badges and photocopy cards. We are located in the Memorial Union room 103 located next to the Java Stop Cafe

MyCard - Online ID Card Services

  • View Orange Cash balance
  • View past transactions
  • Add money to accounts
  • Set up, update and manage account contributors
  • Deactivate or reactivate lost OSU ID card
  • Upload an ID photo

What can the OSU ID Card do?

Your OSU ID Card provides access to the following services. Different fees may apply based on Student, Staff, Faculty, or other card status.

  • Athletic Events
  • Dixon Recreation Center
  • Valley Library
  • Campus Dining and Coffee Shops*
  • Campus Convenience Stores*
  • Student Involvement (class notes)
  • Craft Center (supplies, fees)

*with Orange Cash debit account

 

Convenience & Gift Cards

Available to the general public for use in paying for copies and printing at the Valley Library and for purchases at all campus food locations and the Craft Center.

Convenience cards may be purchased for $1.00 at the ID Center or at the Library. You will need to deposit funds in order to make purchases.

Departmental Requests

ID Badge Design & Production

OSU Departments who would like their employees to wear a photo/name badge may request that a badge be created through the ID Center. The badge is the same size and shape of the regular ID card and may be tailored to your needs. Initial set up fee is $50 and $5 per badge. Lanyards, ID card pockets and clips may be purchased for an additional fee. If you would like more information please contact Jeff Gessert at the ID Center at 737-0515 or EMAIL

To submit a departmental badge request please fill out the form below.


Frequently Asked Questions

How to Get an ID Card


All persons applying for an OSU ID card must come to the ID Center in person and present proper identification (Valid Driver's License, State ID Card, Military ID, Passport, or Residence Alien Card) for card issuance unless otherwise specified. You will receive your OSU ID card immediately after your photo is taken. Please be aware that a card fee may apply. Please choose the appropriate status category from the choices below for more information.

Incoming Students

Incoming Freshmen and Transfer students who attend START (summer advising and registration) will have their photos taken and receive their ID cards during their START session. Incoming students may also obtain their ID card one week before and throughout their first term of registration. For Fall term, registered students may obtain their ID card anytime throughout the summer as well.

All students will be charged a one time mandatory fee of $25 for their first card. This charge will appear on the student's billing statement. Please note that a replacement card costs $30.

Graduate and Professional Students

Graduate students may obtain their ID card one week before and throughout their first term of registration. For Fall term, registered graduate students may obtain their ID card anytime throughout the summer as well.

Readmitted Students

Students who re-enroll after an absence may obtain a new ID card, or in most cases, they may continue using their old ID card. Their ID card is automatically re-activated when they are registered for the current term.

Distance Education Students

Students who are studying off campus may obtain their ID card as long as they are registered with OSU. They may request a non-photo ID card to be mailed to them by calling or emailing the ID Center anytime after they have registered for classes.

Dual Admission/Enrollment Students

Students who have dual admission status with OSU and one of several Oregon Community Colleges may obtain their OSU ID card even if they are only registered for classes at the Community College. They have access to library and computer lab resources at OSU, but not to student fee funded facilities and services such as Recreational Sport.

Faculty/Staff & Temporary Employees

Regular Faculty, Classified Staff, and Temporary Employees may obtain their OSU ID Card at the ID Center. You will need to bring state or government issued (driver's license, passport) identification and a copy of your welcome letter. Your welcome letter will be sent to you and your payroll coordinator by email. The letter will contain your OSU ID number and your classification. If you are non-temporary faculty or staff, and you did not receive a welcome letter, you may still come to the ID Center, but we cannot issue an ID card until Human Resources has processed your paperwork. A copy of the welcome letter is required for temporary employees to have an ID card issued.

Courtesy Faculty

are eligible for a Courtesy Faculty ID card. You will need to bring with you proper identification and a copy of your welcome letter. Your welcome letter will be sent to you and your payroll coordinator by email. The letter will contain your OSU ID number and your classification. We cannot issue an ID card until Human Resources has processed your paperwork.

Affiliate Faculty

may obtain their ID Card at the ID card office by bringing the letter of Notice of Affiliate Faculty Status received from their department to the ID Center along with proper photo identification.

Recreation Sports Membership - ID Cards

Those eligible to purchase a Recreational Sports membership must have an OSU ID Card. In some instances, individuals will need authorization from Recreational Sports to obtain an OSU ID Card ($30) from the ID Center. These individuals include, but are not limited to, OSU Faculty/Staff dependents, OSU alumni and their affiliates/dependents, and special members. Please contact Recreational Sports (541-737-3736) for more information.

Affiliate of a Spouse, Domestic Partner, or Dependents

The spouse, domestic partner, or dependent of current OSU Students, Staff, and Faculty can use the Affiliate Card for checking out Valley Library materials, membership purchase and entry at Dixon Recreation Center, and certain Athletic ticket discounts.

Both the OSU Student, Staff, or Faculty member and their spouse, domestic partner, or dependent must bring photo ID to the ID Center and sign an Affidavit of Marriage or an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership. OSU requirements for Domestic Partnership status are available at the ID Center. Affiliate ID card fee is $30.00. The affiliates card expires when the OSU Student/Employee leaves OSU.

Associate Information

Permanent employees of certain organizations and governmental agencies that are housed on OSU campuses and provide teaching, research or funding for OSU programs are eligible for an Associate ID card. Associates are eligible to purchase Recreational Sports (Dixon) memberships, ONID (OSU Network ID) accounts, OSU Card Cash account, and checking out materials at Valley Library. Associates are not eligible for free Corvallis Transit bus rides, remote access to Valley Library databases or interlibrary loan privileges. Associate ID card fee is $30.00.

How will the ID Center charge for cards for current Temporary or Academic Wage employees?

Office of Human Resources will pull a one-time report that will identify the appropriate index number to be charged for current employees. The report will be provided to the ID Center.

How will the ID Center charge for the cards for new Temporary or Academic Wage employees?

The ID Center will charge the index number identified on the "Welcome Letter" to the employee.

If a Temporary employee already has an active OSU ID card, will the employee be required to get a new Temporary employee OSU ID card?

It depends on what kind of active OSU ID card they have. Individuals who hold the following cards will NOT be required to get a new temporary employee card: Associates, Emeritus Faculty, Retired staff/faculty, Courtesy Faculty, Affiliate Faculty, J1 Interns, and Students (regular and E-campus). If an individual has an active Affiliate of students, staff, faculty, associate, etc (spouse or domestic partner)....card, they will be required to get a new temporary employee card.

Lost or Stolen Card?

HAVE YOU LOST YOUR CARD?

Report lost cards to the ID Center to protect your card account from unauthorized use. Any use of funds before a lost card is reported to the ID Center is the responsibility of the cardholder. To report your card lost or stolen, please deactivate your card online at MyCard or you may call 541-737-2493 or SEND EMAIL to the ID Center.

To get a replacement card, visit the ID Center and show photo identification. The cost for a replacement card is $30.00. Your new ID Card will be ready immediately.

HAVE YOU FOUND A CARD?

If you have found an ID Card please turn it in immediately to the ID Center and we will notify the card holder that the card has been turned in and the card will be kept on file.

MyCard Web Portal

Office Information

OSU ID Center
Memorial Union Room 103
Corvallis, OR 97331

Phone:(541)737-2493

Fax:(541)737-2433

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Closed for University observed holidays only

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Orange Cash

Use this convenient debit plan available on your OSU ID card account by adding money at the ID Center, Valley Library or online at mycard.oregonstate.edu, OSU's online card office. Your ID Card becomes a campus debit card for purchasing food at all campus food locations and for photocopies at the Valley Library. Resident Hall students have a separate meal plan through Housing for food purchases only. Your Card Cash balance rolls over each term as long as you have current student or employee status at OSU.

MyCard allows you to manage your Card Cash campus debit account online. You may view your OSU Card Cash; view past Card Cash transactions; add money to your OSU Card Cash account; set up, update and manage OSU Card Cash contributors other than yourself; and deactivate or reactivate your lost OSU ID Card.

Regulations of Card Cash account: Abandoned accounts (not enrolled/employed at OSU for 180 days) may be forfeited to the University. Any use of Card Cash funds before a lost card is reported to the ID Center is the responsibility of the cardholder. Refunds of account balance, minus a $15 service charge, will be made only if you're terminating enrollment or employment at OSU. Partial withdrawals are not allowed.

Photo Upload Process

Students have the option to upload their photo through our MyCard web portal at no additional charge. Your first ID card is $25 and it is automatically billed to your student account the first term you are enrolled at OSU. Replacement cards are $30. Uploaded photos must meet the following requirements

  • JPEG format, color photo (no black and white)
  • No larger than 1500 x 2000 pixels
  • At least 300 x 400 pixels
  • File size can be no larger than 2048 KB
  • Resolution must be at least 72 dpi
  • Photo must be from the top of shoulders to top of head with some blank space above the head
  • Looking straight ahead (no profile or 3/4 angle)
  • No hats, caps, scarves, eyeglasses or sunglasses
  • No animals or props
  • Solid white background
  • A straight face or smile. No funny faces, please
  • NOTE: If your photo does not accurately represent you, you will be asked to retake your picture at the University ID Center before we issue your card to you.

You will receive a notification if your photo is accepted or denied. If your picture is accepted, the email will tell you when you may pick up your ID Card. If it is denied, the email will give you further instructions. Submission of inappropriate or offensive photographs may be reported to the OSU Student Conduct office as a violation of OSU Student Conduct Regulations, 576-015-0020, Section 6.

You will need to have one of the following forms of Photo ID to pick up your ID Card

  • DMV issued State Driver License/Identification Card (with photo, name, date of birth, etc.)
  • Passport
  • U.S. Military ID Card
  • U.S. Permanent Resident Card

If you are a newly admitted student and you are coming for START, you may pick up your card after you have met with your advisor and register for classes. All others may pick up their card when stated in the email notification you receive after you submit your photo. If you are not submitting a photo online, you may come to the ID Center to have your photo taken and you will be issued your card immediately. ID Cards will not be issued until after the student has registered for classes.

 

 

Where should BC personnel direct customers with questions relating to this change?

The ID Center at 7-2493 or send email

Will Temporary Employees designated as TS901's be required to obtain a Temporary OSU ID card?

Yes - if employed on the main, Corvallis campus.

Will it be the department's responsibility to collect the ID card at the time the Temporary or Academic Wage employee separates from the University?

The department/unit will collect the ID card from the employee and will send it to the ID Center to catalog. The ID Center will retain the ID card for 24 months in case employee returns into a Temporary or Academic Wage position.

Will newly hired Temporary and Academic Wage employees be required to obtain a Temporary OSU ID card?

Yes

Will the OSU ID cards be required for both the main, Corvallis campus and off-campus Temporary or Academic Wage employees?

The OSU ID card will only be required for the main, Corvallis campus Temporary or Academic Wage employees. The ID card will be optional for off-campus Temporary or Academic Wage employees based upon department's needs.

Will the Welcome Letters for Temporary and Academic Wage employees include information/instructions relating to the OSU ID card policy?

Yes