Your First Card

The following information pertains to members of the VCU and VCU Health communities who are obtaining their first Campus Card. In order to receive a card, a valid government-issued photo ID must be presented upon first issuance. According to your VCU classification, please follow the instructions below to obtain a card.

VCUCards

Use of the VCUCard by the cardholder signifies agreement with all Campus Card Terms and Conditions provided by the VCUCard Office, and agreement with the Employee and Affiliate Identification Policy provided by the VCU Human Resources Office.

Academic Students

Academic Students are enrolled in general studies curriculums such as Business Administration, Arts, Engineering, Education, etc.

Students can obtain their first-card issuance free of charge during the semester in which they are enrolled for classes. A card request should be made no earlier than two weeks before classes begin unless an orientation session is scheduled.

Distance Learning: A VCUCard is not required for Distance Learning students who are taking online courses without physically attending classes on campus, however, a card can be requested if necessary.

Get Carded

In-Person: Visit our office on the Monroe Park Campus during business hours. We take your picture and print your first card. The process usually takes less than 10 minutes.

Mail: You submit some paperwork and a photo of your choice. Then we mail your first card to you. Snail mail takes the longest - do not pick this option if you are in a hurry!

VCU Health Cards

The following information pertains to members of the VCU Health community who are obtaining their first VCU Health Card. Use of the VCU Health Card by the cardholder signifies agreement with all Campus Card Terms and Conditions provided by the VCUCard Office, and all terms and conditions provided by the VCU Health System HR Identification Card Policy.

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Authorization Requirement

No card can be issued until the VCUCard Office has received authorization for new employment or a change in job status from the VCU Health Workday system.

VCU Health Employees

VCU Health Employees are health service team members that are employed either by the VCU Health System, VCU Health MCV Physicians, or VCU Health CMH Physicians.

Employees can obtain their first VCU Health Card only after employment information has been received by the VCUCard Office. Employees will also take their photo at the VCU Health HR Express office when completing paperwork and will receive their VCU Health Card at the time of their scheduled orientation.

If you are not scheduled for an orientation, please schedule an appointment. If you are looking to replace your VCU Health Card, please follow our instructions for a replacement card.