Getting started with ID cards

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Access and replacements

  • You can manage your OHIO ID card online with eAccounts.

  • Replacement information can be found on the ID Cards service catalog page.

  • Students and employees are not required to get a new ID card each year. You only need to get a new ID card if yours gets lost or stolen, or if it no longer works.

  • If your ID card needs replaced, any Bobcat Cash, Dining Dollars, or meal will automatically be transferred to the new card.

  • All on-campus students and employees will receive their ID cards at a physical location, such as the Bobcat Depot. Online students or students not residing on campus, can request IDs through the mail. Please email the Bobcat Depot to obtain your ID through the mail. You will need to include a passport-style photo of you as well as your PID number and mailing address.

Storing your ID card

  • You are permitted to punch a hole in your ID card for easier storage, but OIT recommends letting the Bobcat Depot or your regional campus ID card staff punch the hole to avoid damaging the magnetic strip or proximity chip. 

  • Storing your ID card close to credit cards will not hurt your ID. However, close contact with a cell phone, TV, or computer monitor might damage the magnetic strip. 

ID card photos

  • New students or employees who have never had an Ohio University ID card can upload their own photo for their ID card.

  • If you do not like your ID card photo and are on the Athens campus, you can replace your ID card for a $5 fee. You will need to visit the Bobcat Depot at Baker University Center.

Get help from OIT

  • Visit the ID Cards page to create a ticket

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