Rutgers ID Cards

Whenever students are on campus, their Rutgers ID Card must be on their person and readily available. Generally, a Rutgers ID Card provides access to services such as:

  • Attendance verification 
  • Events 
  • Checkout privileges at Rutgers University Libraries 
  • Computer labs and printing services 
  • Recreation centers 
  • Purchased meal plans and debit account options 
  • Assigned housing and other University building access 

Incoming Spring 2023 Camden Students:Once you have received your Welcome Email Packet, please follow the instructions included in the email to upload your photo for your RUID card. Once uploaded, you should quickly see that it was approved. If not, please resubmit a different photo. Once approved, you will receive your RUID during Raptor Welcome, part of your Scarlet Raptor Orientation, or you can pick it up at the Impact Booth at the beginning of the semester. 

Incoming Spring 2023 Newark Students: All new students must be registered for classes to be eligible for a student RU ID card, and submit a photo online for approval using the Rutgers University Admissions Enrollment Pathway.  New students will receive their RU ID cards at their respective school’s orientation. 

Incoming Spring 2023 Rutgers-New Brunswick Students (first year, transfer, graduate) should pick up their ID card at their Orientation (if applicable), their Residence Hall (if applicable), or at an ID Card Service Center. Before doing so, students must upload a photo. 

All other students interested in obtaining an RU ID card or receiving an ID card after uploading a photo, please visit 

Please report lost Rutgers ID Cards to Identity and Access Management.