The Penn State ID+ Card is the official University identification card. It provides easy access to Penn State resources, and packs a wealth of innovative technologies into one powerful and convenient card.
Why do I need a Penn State ID+ Card? What can I do with it?
Your ID+ card is used for a number of University functions and should be kept with you at all times, per University policy AD24. In addition to visual presentation, your ID+ card may be required to access University services via an electronic reading system. You may need to present your ID+ card when:
- Utilizing University library services
- Reviewing your academic and University financial records
- Accessing some campus facilities, including the CUB
More information about your card can be found at idcard.psu.edu.
Do I have to get a Penn State ID+ card?
Yes. Students, faculty, and staff must obtain a Penn State ID+ card. Penn State Policy AD24 states that you should carry your Penn State ID+ card with you at all times. Presentation of the ID+ card is required to access various University services or systems.
How do I get my Penn State ID+ card?
Penn State Harrisburg faculty and staff, wage payroll employees, and affiliates should contact Housing and Food Services or stop by E136 Olmsted Building to obtain an ID+ card at a convenient time.
Newly hired employees must also present an “Authorization for Penn State ID+ Card” form, which must be completed and signed by an authorized area Human Resources representative.
You will need to present valid identification; such as a driver’s license, passport, or military ID in order to receive your ID+ card. The first ID+ card received is issued at no charge.
What if I lose or damage my card? What if my name changes?
If your card is lost or stolen, you’ll need to deactivate it immediately via one of the methods found on the ID+ card website.
New ID+ cards will incur a replacement fee. The filing of a police report does not waive the replacement fee of a stolen card. Only the latest card printed is valid.
Please come to E136 Olmsted Building with another form of photo identification to obtain a new card.
Replacement of a card when there is a change in the cardholder status or name is free; however, the old card must be presented in exchange.