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ID Cards at OHIO University

Athens Campus Students, Faculty, Staff:  IDs can be obtained/replaced at the Bobcat Depot, Baker University Center 112.

Regional Campus Students, Faculty, Staff:   IDs can be obtained/replaced at their regional campus.

Your Ohio University ID card is used to verify your status as a student, faculty or staff member in good standing. Student IDs are validated by registration. Staff IDs are validated based on Human Resources records. Services that require a valid ID Card include:   

  • Alden Library materials check-out
  • Ping Center, Aquatic Center, and Bird Arena memberships
  • Bobcat Cash at Baker University Center Food Court, vending machines and campus convenience stores
  • Sporting Events, student section
  • Meal Plans
  • Building access in some locations
  • Faculty/Staff e-mail activation and password resets
  • Bobcat Depot - to purchase software/hardware/apparel/accessories, etc.
  • Other locations across campus may also required your OU ID!

  • Protect your ID card the same way you would a credit card!

ID Card Designs

In Fall 2007, the university switched to a different ID card design. Cards produced before 2007 are no longer accepted at locations like Alden Library and the Ping Center. In the summer of 2014, the ID card design changed again but only for new students, faculty/staff, etc.  Customers holding the previous design will not need to get a new ID.

Student Card:  OHIO University students obtain their first ID during Bobcat Student Orientation or stop in Bobcat Depot during business hours to obtain.
Faculty/Staff:  New faculty or staff obtain their first ID during their orientation or are instructed by their department to visit Bobcat Depot.
Community Cards:  Issued to spouses, community members, and others who are neither employees nor students but who have purchased access to specific University services like the Ping Center, Aquatic Center, etc.

  Student Card 

  Faculty & Staff Card 

  Community Card 

 Student ID  Faculty/Staff ID  Community ID