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Replace an ID Card

Lost/Stolen ID Card

If you find an ID card you reported lost or stolen, please do not attempt to use it. Please take any lost ID cards to Public Safety. Any attempts made to use a lost/stolen ID card can and will result in criminal and/or university disciplinary action.
 
As soon as you realize that your card has been lost or stolen, deactivate it through SSOL - Deactivate a Lost/Stolen University ID Card - or in person at the ID Center during regular business hours.

Replacing an ID Card

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Columbia University Faculty, Staff and Students

Morningside Campus

To replace a lost or stolen University ID card on Morningside campus, you must come to the ID Center in 204 Kent Hall during regular business hours with a valid photo ID. Any swipe access you had on your lost card will be deactivated and transferred to your replacement card. In some cases, this may take up to 24 hours to process. Lab or speciality access, and housing access may need to be reloaded onto the new ID card after the new replacement is issued. There is a $20 non-refundable fee for replacement of lost/stolen University ID cards payable by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or charged directly to your University student account (Columbia University students only). Students must be registered for at least one course in the current term or the term following in order to replace a University ID card.

Alumni Reading Cards
To replace a lost/stolen Columbia University Alumni Reading Card, you must go to the Library Information Office at 201 Butler. There is a $5.00 fee for the replacement of lost/stolen Alumni Reading Cards (this includes replacement during renewal). Please visit the Columbia University Librararies website for more information.

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

To replace a lost/stolen ID card at Lamont-Doherty, you must come to the ID Center in 204 Kent Hall on the Morningside Campus, where you will be issued a new replacement ID card.

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Barnard College Faculty, Staff and Students

To replace a lost/stolen Barnard College ID, students must go to the ID Center in 204 Kent Hall directly to have a new card printed. There is a $20 non-refundable fee for replacement of lost/stolen University ID cards payable by credit card (Visa or Mastercard).

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Union Theological Seminary Faculty, Staff and Students

To replace a lost/stolen UTS ID, students must go to the ID Center in 204 Kent Hall directly to have a new card printed. There is a $20 non-refundable fee for replacement of lost/stolen University ID cards payable by credit card (Visa or Mastercard).

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CUMC and Hospital Staff

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC)

Medical Center University ID cards are issued by the CUMC ID Office. Faculty, staff, and students must present a government-issued picture ID in order to receive a new card. For more information, contact the CUMC ID office at 212-305-0238, or visit their website at http://cumc.columbia.edu/id/ .

St. Luke's Hospital

If your appointment is still active according to the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME), you will need to visit the CUMC ID office, at 212-305-0238,  http://cumc.columbia.edu/id/, to be issued a replacement card. To find out about your status with GME, visit the Plant Building (room 2069) or call (212) 523-2154.

Other Hospital Affiliates

You must obtain an ID authorization form from the Affiliation HR office in room 6208 of the MLK Pavilion. If you have any questions, please contact them at (212) 939-1720. Once this has been done, you will need to visit the CUMC ID office, at 212-305-0238,  http://cumc.columbia.edu/id/, with the signed authorization form to have your card replaced.

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As soon as you realize that your card has been lost or stolen, deactivate it through SSOL - Deactivate a Lost/Stolen University ID Card - or in person at the ID Center during regular business hours.

If you find an ID card you reported lost or stolen, please do not attempt to use it.

If you live in River, 600 West 113th Street, the first floor in McBain, 6th floor in East Campus, or need access to administrative offices in Hartley and Wallach and you replaced your ID, you will need to have the new ID re-encoded at the Hospitality Desk in Hartley Hall.

As soon as you realize that your card has been lost or stolen, deactivate it through SSOL - Deactivate a Lost/Stolen University ID Card - or in person at the ID Center during regular business hours.

If you find an ID card you reported lost or stolen, please do not attempt to use it.

If you live in River, 600 West 113th Street, the first floor in McBain, 6th floor in East Campus, or need access to administrative offices in Hartley and Wallach and you replaced your ID, you will need to have the new ID re-encoded at the Hospitality Desk in Hartley Hall.