ID Card Services


 

Getting your First ID Card

BYU ID CardThe ID Center is located on the 1st floor of the WSC in room 1057, down the hall to the right of Studio 1030. We encourage new students to get a BYU ID card shortly after registering for classes, before moving into the dorms and New Student Orientation to avoid lines.

 
New students must bring photo identification and meet all BYU Dress and Grooming Standards including the requirement for men to be clean shaven.
 
No photos (other than the ones we take) or video are allowed in the ID Center. During New Student Orientation week, family and friends are asked to wait outside the ID Center to keep a clear path for students. Comfortable waiting areas are located to the east and west of the ID Center.
 
A student's first ID card is free. Replacement of an expired ID card is free, as long as the expired card is returned to the ID Center at the time the replacement ID card is produced. Replacement of a lost or misused ID card costs $10.
 



Spouse & Dependent ID Cards

Spouses and unmarried dependents (ages 6-30) of most eligible BYU students and employees can become eligible for a BYU ID card. Sorry spouses and dependents of SLC instructors and students are not eligible for an ID card.

All spouses and dependents must meet Dress and Grooming Standards to use campus facilities. BYU exists to provide a university education in an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This atmosphere is preserved through commitment to conduct that reflects those ideals and principles. We appreciate your shared responsibility in helping us maintain these standards.

How to Get A Spouse or Dependent ID card:

            FACULTY (FT & PT) and Full-Time EMPLOYEES: Please log in to myaccount.byu.edu.

  • If your spouse and dependents are listed, please invite them to visit the ID Center.
  • If someone is missing from myaccount.byu.edu, please contact the Benefit's Office, 2-4716, D-240 ASB.
  • Please have your spouse, and any dependents with photo ID, bring said photo ID with them to the ID Center before orientation week or after the first week of classes. If you or your family need a new ID during orientation or the first week of classes, please visit the Benefits Office, D-240 ASB.

Part-Time EMPLOYEES and STUDENTS: Please log in to myaccount.byu.edu.

  • If your spouse and dependents ARE listed, please invite them to visit the ID Center.
  • If your spouse and dependents are NOT listed, please read the following options carefully:
    •  If you know your spouse’s and dependents’ Net IDs, use the green “Add” button on the Account Management page to add your spouse and dependents. MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE THE NET ID.
    • If you do NOT know your spouse’s and dependents’ Net IDs, please do NOT add them on this webpage. Instead, please visit the Registrar’s Office, B-150 ASB, in person. Enter your spouse and dependent’s information on the Registrar’s touchscreen. It may take up to 5 days for the information to be processed. Keep checking myaccount.byu.edu. Once your spouse and dependents appear on this page, they can get an ID card.
  • Please have your spouse, and any dependents with photo ID, bring said photo ID with them to the ID Center before orientation week or after the first week of classes.

Spouse & Dependent ID card uses:

1. All ID cards have a Cougar Cash account. Sorry, we cannot link a spouse or dependent account with the student or employee account. Spouses and dependents can add funds online via credit card at https://cougarcash.byu.edu/prepaid (select the “Add Money” link) or at the ID Center (cash or check only). Spouses and dependents do NOT get tax-exemption but do get discounts at the Cannon Commons (11%) and the Skyroom Restaurant (19% off adult price) when they pay with Cougar Cash.

2. Spouses and dependents of FT employees and “benefitted” faculty can use Athletic facilities (https://rbfacilities.byu.edu/content/dependents) and check out materials from the Harold B. Lee Library (https://lib.byu.edu/about/checkout-privileges/).

3. Spouses and dependents of for-credit registered students can also use Athletic facilities (https://rbfacilities.byu.edu/content/dependents) and check out materials from the Harold B. Lee Library (https://lib.byu.edu/about/checkout-privileges/).

4. Spouses and dependents of eligible BYU students and employees can ride UTA for free beginning August 1, 2018. Must have new ID card (printed in 2018).

 

The ID card is not an alumni membership card. Contact the Alumni House at 1-800-437-4663, 342 HC (M-F 8-5), to request an alumni membership card.
 



Cougar Cash Support 

The ID Center offers customer support for Cougar Cash, BYU gift cards and most other campus cards. The ID Center is the place to pick up Campus Courtesy cards, Creamery gift cards and Dining Services gift cards.
We do not provide support for Purchasing or Travel cards; please contact the Purchasing and Travel Offices for more information on these cards.
 


Cards are Non-Transferable

The ID card is the property of Brigham Young University and is for internal campus use only. BYU is not liable for any external use or acceptance of the card. Neither the card nor any associated services or privileges are transferable. The card must be surrendered upon request.
 



Meal Plan Support

If you have a question about a vending refund or another meal plan transaction, please contact us at 801-422-3866, idcenter@byu.edu, or 1057 WSC. For questions regarding meal plan contracts, changes, policies, or cancellations please contact the Meal Plan Office, a division of Campus Accommodations, 100 SASB, 801-422-6944, mealplans@byu.edu.
 
Meal plans can be purchased online thru MyBYU by selecting the My Dining Account link under the School drop-down menu. Meal plans are charged to the student's Financial Account. Please note the plan's start date, end date, and other important terms and conditions. For more information on meals plans visit dining.byu.edu.


Cards are Non-Transferable

The ID card is the property of Brigham Young University and is for internal campus use only. BYU is not liable for any external use or acceptance of the card. Neither the card nor any associated services or privileges are transferable. The card must be surrendered upon request.
 



Copy of your BYU ID PHOTO

You can have your BYU ID photo/picture emailed to you. Please be aware, the photo is not accepted by the US government for passport or visa photos and may be very low resolution which will not enlarge well.
 
To have your photo emailed to you, email your request to idcenter@byu.edu. Please use 'BYU ID PHOTO COPY' as the Subject. You MUST include a valid BYU ID number or Net ID AND your NAME. We will only respond to requests that meet these requirements and are sent from an email address that matches your BYU record (in personal information).
 
We will charge your Cougar Cash $1 so please make sure you have $1 on your card. We will email your photo in jpg format; the photo can be anywhere from 1 KB - 1 MB.
 
If you would like to print out your BYU ID photo, please take your digital copy to a campus copy center.
 



Specialized Cards

We encourage departments to use the BYU ID card whenever possible. We can help provide specialized plastic sleeves to be worn which hold the BYU ID card and will provide more information about your area.
 
In the event that it is necessary to create a specialized card, there will be a onetime setup fee of $200 to design the card and a $1.55 charge per card issued.
 
If you are interested in a specialized sleeve or card, please contact the ID Center 801-422-5092.
 


Duo Support

The ID Center helps students and employees, in person, with Duo issues. For more information on Duo, see duo.byu.edu.
 
We have Duo tokens available for 2-week free check-out. Please be aware, if you do not return the token within 2 weeks, $25 will be charged to your Financial Account. If you do not pay the $25 fee within 30 days or return the token, another $25 charge will be posted to your account.