The USFCard is the official identification card of the University of South Florida. The USFCard is a multi-functional card with digitized photo and electronic identification and validation for departments needing to verify student and/or employee status. The USFCard was designed as a platform for a multitude of services and functions.

Cardholder Responsibilities

A. Use of the USFCard by anyone other than the person to whom it was issued is strictly prohibited.
B. The cardholder is subject to disciplinary actions or other penalties for improper use of the card.
C. The cardholder is responsible for any and all losses associated with the card.
D. Punching holes, marking on the card, adding stickers, or altering the card in any way is strictly prohibited.

View the full list of Policies.

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Card Request (New and Replacement)

New undergraduate students should request their initial USFCard through MyBullsPath.

All other requests including card replacements should be placed online at the USFCard Request Site

Please be prepared to submit a recent color photo with a white background along with an image of a valid government-issued photo identification. 

Online card requests are normally processed in 7-10 business days, for urgent requests please contact the Card Center after submitting your request.


  1. Complete the online ID card application on the USFCard Request Site. (idnow.it.usf.edu)
  2. Submit a photo of yourself and a photo of your driver's license or passport. (Smartphones make it easy!!) 
  3. Wait for the approved email 
  4. Visit the ID card center to pick up your card 
  5. Activate your card – usf.edu/activate-card (ATTENTION: Your card will not work until activated) 

Acceptable Photo Examples

Distance Learning Students

If you are a non-local student who is part of an Innovative Education Online Program, please contact the Card Center with your mailing address at idcard@usf.edu for the online form. This includes 100% online graduate degree programs and graduate certificate programs only.

Distance Learning does not apply to students temporarily online due to COVID-19. 

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Students: Your card cost will be charged to your Oasis account.
All others: Payment options include Visa/MasterCard at the campus USFCard Center.

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Tampa Campus
Location: SVC1032
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Email: idcard@usf.edu
For more information, please call (813) 974-2357.

Sarasota Campus
Location: 8350 N. Tamiami Trail in B116
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm.
For more information, please call (941) 359-4220

USF St. Petersburg
Location: Nelson Poynter Library, Room 221
Hours Monday - Thursday: 9:00am-5:30pm
Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
For more information, please call (727) 873-4409

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