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Photo ID & Information Centre

Sample student card

UVic's new ONECard is coming!

UVic's Photo ID & Information Centre issues official photo identification for students, faculty, staff, alumni and retiree members. Your relationship to UVic determines your card type and associated privileges.

Terms of use are described in the cardholder agreement.

If your card is lost or stolen it is your responsibility to notify the Photo ID & Information Centre. Replacement cards are issued for a fee.

Student
cards

New students

New students

The ID card is the principal form of identification for all registered students and is used throughout your full course of study.

The UVic student card is your:

  • official UVic cardholder identification
  • required proof of identity for exams
  • access to library privileges
  • your Vikes athletics regular season game card*
  • your Vikes recreation membership card*
  • Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass)* with BC Transit on Greater Victoria buses and HandyDart services
  • means to participate in the Dining Plus program
    * These services are available when applicable fees are included in tuition or if an opt-in is purchased.

If you are registered in at least one credit course you are eligible for a student card, and one on-campus credit course will provide you with the U-Pass charged in your tuition and it will be encoded onto your card.  If you register into more courses at UVic (i.e - summer) you will need to have your card re-encoded (validated) again for the U-Pass privilege.  You will be told the date your card is encoded (validated) for at the time it's provided to you with the cardholder information.  Cards are available from the Photo ID Centre in the University Centre; please wait 24 hours after registering in courses to obtain your card. You will need your student number and one piece of government issued photo identification. If you live outside of Greater Victoria and are taking distant education courses, please contact us for your card.

Current students

Current students

If you are registered in at least one on-campus course you are charged a U-Pass fee in your tuition.  You must have your card encoded (validated) in each academic session to activate your transit privileges, beginning on:

  • late-April for students studying in summer session and
  • late-August for students studying in winter session (September-April) or
  • late-December for students studying in the spring term (January-April) only.

Distance Education and Co-op students are not automatically charged for the U-Pass program but can opt-in at the UVSS Info Booth.  The opt-in fee is for the same services you would pay for if you were registered and assessed the fees in your tuition as an on-campus student.  The opt-in fee includes the U-Pass, (UVSS or GSS fee if not charged already) and the UVic Athletics/Recreation fee. 

Distant Education students must provide proof of status from the department (on letterhead  and e-mail is acceptable), send to - uvssinfo@uvss.ca.  Proof must state you are either a full time or part time student.

Faculty and
staff cards

Faculty & staff

The ID card is the required form of identification for faculty and staff and is your access to campus services.

The UVic faculty/staff card is your:

  • cardholder identification
  • access to library privileges
  • access to athletic privileges
    • regular/continuing staff members automatically receive athletic privileges
    • sessional lecturers (more than .5 FTE) and temporary staff with appointments are eligible for athletic privileges but must contact the Vikes Recreation office for details
  • means to participate in the Dining Plus program

All current UVic employees are eligible for a faculty/staff card. Cards are available from the Photo ID Centre in the University Centre. You will need one piece of government issued photo identification.

Alumni
cards

UVic alumni

UVic alumni

For a one-time fee, UVic alumni can purchase a card that provides photo identification, discounts and privileges on and off campus.

The UVic alumni card is your:

UVic alumni cards are available from the Photo ID Centre in the University Centre. You will need your UVic student number and one piece of government issued photo identification. A $15 fee applies.

If you live outside of Greater Victoria and are unable to visit the Photo ID Centre, please contact us for information on how to obtain your card. For further details, see the UVic Alumni Card program.

Associate alumni (graduates of other post-secondary institutions)

Associate alumni

For a one-time fee, graduates of other post-secondary institutions other than UVic (associate alumni) can purchase a card that provides photo identification, discounts and privileges on and off campus.

Please contact Alumni Relations at least 24 hours prior to visiting the Photo ID Centre in order to get your identification number created. 

When visiting the Photo ID Centre, you will need your ID# (V#) provided to you by Alumni Relations and one piece of government issued photo identification. A $50 fee applies.

If you live outside of Greater Victoria and are unable to visit the Photo ID Centre, please contact us for information on how to obtain your card. For further details, see the UVic Alumni Card program.

Retiree
cards

UVic faculty/staff retirees

UVic faculty/staff retirees

As a UVic retiree you are eligible for a UVic retiree card.

The UVic retiree card is your:

You can obtain your card from the Photo ID Centre in the University Centre. You will need one piece of government issued identification.

Associate retirees (retirees from another university)

Associate retirees

As a retiree from another university (associate retiree) you are eligible for a UVic retiree card.

The UVic retiree card is your:

As a retiree from a university other than UVic, you must contact the University of Victoria Retiree Association (UVRA) to determine your specific privileges and how to obtain them.

ID
badges

ID badges

The Photo ID Centre issues custom UVic ID badges for those who require specific kinds of identification. Departmental authorization is required. Please contact us for details.

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