VandalCard

What is a VandalCard?

  • Your official University of Idaho ID card for students, staff, faculty and affiliated persons
  • Used for accessing buildings and student computing labs, to utilize dining plans, and for many other purposes on campus
  • Provides access to numerous events including athletic events, recreational facilities, the Student Health Center and the library

VandalCards are issued after Human Resources gives an employee, or Strategic Enrollment Management gives a student, a Vandal number.

A VandalCard is valid as long as you are an active student or employee.

To Get a VandalCard

As a Student

  • Visit the VandalCard Office (VCO) in the Bruce Pitman Center, and bring a photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport.

As an Employee

  • Once you have completed your I9 with HR write down your V number. Then visit the VandalCard Office in the Bruce Pitman Center, and bring a photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport.

As a UI Affiliate or Vendor

  • The UI person you are affiliated with, or working with will need to click this link to Request Service. They need to include all of the below information so a V number can be created before you visit the office. The person making the request will receive an email letting them know when to send you down to the Vandal Card Office in the Bruce Pitman Center, with a valid photo ID such as a passport or drivers license, to get your card printed.
  • Full Name:
  • Birth Date:
  • Personal Mailing Address:
  • Personal Email Address:
  • Personal Phone Number:

Alumni/Spouse/Wellness Cards/Etc.

  • There are a number of other cards offered by the VandalCard Office. Some of these cards have a fee which will need to be paid before the card can be printed. Before stopping in to get one of these cards please click this link to Request Service and include all of the below information. We will verify we have a record for you, then request you come into the office with a valid photo ID to have the card printed.
  • Full Name:
  • Birth Date:
  • Personal Mailing Address:
  • Personal Email Address:
  • Personal Phone Number:
  • Current/Former UI Email/NetID/V number/Student ID Number:
  • Payment for these cards can be made at uidaho.edu/vandalcard-fees OR if the customer already has a V#, they can visit the Cashier's counter at Student Accounts in the Bruce Pitman Center. Be sure to bring your receipt to the VandalCard Office showing payment was made.

Lost or Stolen VandalCards

  • If you lose your VandalCard:
    1. Visit the Cashier's Desk in the Bruce M. Pitman Center and pay a $25 lost card fee or pay online at uidaho.edu/vandalcard-fees.
    2. Bring your receipt and a photo ID to the VandalCard Office to get a replacement card. 
  • If your card was stolen please bring in the police report to have the fee waved.

Other Vandal Card Requests

For other requests please click this link to Request Service. Please include all available information including:

  • Card number
  • Barcode number
  • Location number
  • Any error messages you may be receiving.

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