VandalCard - Frequently Asked Questions

Overview

  1. How do I obtain a VandalCard?
  2. Can I use my preferred first name on my VandalCard?
  3. Where can the VandalCard be used?
  4. How do I obtain a different type of card or ID badge?

Request VandalCard assistance

 

How do I obtain a VandalCard?

You can request your VandalCard by going to uidaho.edu/vandalcard and clicking "Request a VandalCard". Once you have submitted the request, the card will either be mailed to you or you can stop by and pick it up in the Student Technology Center in TLC 128. 

Students: Have to be registered for a least 1 credit for the semester that a card is requested.

Faculty/Staff/Affiliate: Employee status determines the requirements.

 

Can I use my preferred first name on my VandalCard?

Yes! 

If this is your first VandalCard:

Submit a request for a new VandalCard at uidaho.edu/vandalcard and mention your preferred name in the description field and we will have it printed on the card.

If you already have a VandalCard:

You can exchange your current card for a new one by using the "Request a VandalCard" button at uidaho.edu/vandalcard and selecting the "I need to update my VandalCard" option. Mention your preferred name in the description field and we will have it printed on the card. If you do not have your previous card, there is a $25 lost card fee for the new card, which can be paid by going to uidaho.edu/vandalcard and choosing the "Purchase a Replacement Card" option. 

 

Where can the VandalCard be used?

The VandalCard has many uses on campus. They include but are not limited to the following:

Students

  • Access to the University of Idaho Library
  • Access to recreational facilities
  • Access to athletic events ( for students with 8 or more credits)
  • Access to ASUI productions
  • Access to University Health Services
  • Access to authorized buildings, offices, residence halls, and campus meal plans.
  • Required identification for taking some tests.
  • Access to on-campus student discounts.
  • Access to merchant sponsored student discounts where available.

Faculty and Staff

  • Access to the University of Idaho Library.
  • Access to recreational facilities. Facilities include Memorial Gym, Kibbie Activity Center, and Swim Center. Fee for using Student Recreation Center (SRC).
  • Access to authorized buildings, labs, offices, and meal plans.
  • Access to Educator’s discounts for products and travel.

 

How do I obtain a different type of card or ID badge?

Many departments require a separate ID badge for working on campus. An e-mail or memo from the individuals Supervisor is required for issuing these.

Alumni Cards

Qualified Alumni can purchase an ID card for use at the SRC for $10.00.

Staff/Student Spouse Cards

Spouse cards can be purchased for $10.00. They expire the same time the affiliate cards expire. Individuals must bring in addition to a valid ID, one of the following:

  • Marriage License or certificate (English Version)
  • Front page of last year’s 1040 Federal Tax form showing both names on it.
  • Valid Military Dependents ID card.

For other cards available, please contact the VandalCard Office.

 

Meal Plans and Dining Dollars?

Please find more information on the Meal Plans 2020-2021 article found here: https://support.uidaho.edu/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=767

 

Questions?

Contact VandalCard Services at support@uidaho.edu.

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Article ID: 102
Created
Thu 12/7/17 4:06 PM
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Thu 3/4/21 2:36 PM