ID Center

The University ID card is your passport to Columbia.  It grants you access to the Library and secure campus locations, allows you to purchase services at campus cafes and the University bookstore and enables you to take advantage of cultural discount programs in New York City.

Faculty, staff, and students must always display their ID card while in all university spaces. IDs should be clearly visible; they should be worn above the waist and facing forward. Any expired cards will be confiscated. Lanyards, reels, ID sleeves and other accessories are available at the ID Center locations indicated below.

For additional information, you may read the online ID Center FAQ.


Students may receive the University ID only upon proof of registration. Please check with Student Administrative Services if you are having trouble registering. If we cannot verify your registration through Student Services Online, you can bring in a hard copy of your registration.

New Students

If you are a new student entering the University for the Summer 2019 term, you are able to submit a photo online for your first University ID card.

Before you submit your photo, please read the information provided here.

ID Card Photo Requirements

In order to get your Columbia University ID card, you’ll need to submit a photo online. The photo for should be passport-style and meet the following requirements:

  •  The photo should be a color, JPEG file
  •  The background should be uniform and light-colored
  •  You must face forward with, head and shoulders clearly visible
  •  No photos with sunglasses or hats will be accepted
  •  The file cannot exceed 100k in size

The size of the photo you submit must be less than 100 kilobytes.  If you need to resize your photo before submitting, you may do so by using any one of the following applications.

  •  Desktop:
              Picasa,
              Photoshop,
              Microsoft Picture Manager (PC only)
              iPhoto (Mac only)
  •  Online : Web Resizer

You may also upload a photo to Facebook or My Space, resize it and then export it to your desktop.

Submit a Photo

To submit a photo, first make sure you have activated your UNI, then log into the secure site to submit your ID photo.

The deadline to submit a photo is Friday May 10th, 2019. You will receive your University ID card when you arrive on campus.

Please Note: If you previously had or have an affiliate CU ID card, the online submission feature will not be available for your use. Contact the CUMC ID office for more information.

 


All employees must have a current profile in DIA (Delegated Identity Administration) before receiving a University ID card. If you are a new employee, or if you are a continuing employee whose profile has expired, please speak with your Department Administrator. Once you have been entered in the system, come to our office with a government-issued picture ID (driver's license or passport).

 


All visitors entering a CUIMC, NYP or Manhattanville building must sign in to the visitor's log located in the lobby of each building. Visitors will be signed in by the Public Safety Officers after the visitor displays valid I.D. (i.e. driver's license). If the visitor does not display valid I.D., he/she will not be admitted to the building. In this case, the visitor will be referred to the Public Safety Office.

 


Manhattaville ID Center Office
3270 Broadway
New York, New York 10027
212-853-2373
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Medical Center ID Center Office
630 West 168 St. Room. 1-405C
New York, NY 10032
212-305-0238
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Morningside ID Center
1140 Amsterdam Ave - Kent Hall Room 204
New York, NY 10027
212-854-7225
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Email: idcard@columbia.edu or visit their website