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University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus

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USF Policy Regarding USF ID Cards for USF St. Petersburg campus

It is the policy of the University of South Florida that all Students, Faculty, Administrative and Professional (A&P), University Support Personnel System (USPS) and OPS personnel must obtain and carry the USF ID card while on-site. The USFCard is the official identification card of the University of South Florida. The USFCard is a multi-functional card with digitized photo and electronic identification and validation for departments needing to verify student and/or employee status. The USFCard was designed as a platform for a multitude of services and functions.


USF ID card

Cardholder Responsibilities

A. Use of the USFCard by anyone other than the person to whom it was issued is strictly prohibited.
B. The cardholder is subject to disciplinary actions or other penalties for improper use of the card.
C. The cardholder is responsible for any and all losses associated with the card.
D. Punching holes, marking on the card, adding stickers, or altering the card in any way is strictly prohibited.

View the official USFCard Policy.


Students: Your card cost will be charged to your Oasis account.


New students MUST request their initial USFCard through MyBullsPath, or directly at the USFCard Request Site (Faculty and Staff).

All other requests including card replacements should be placed online at the USFCard Request Site.

Please be prepared to submit a professional color photo with a white background along with an image of valid government-issued photo identification (driver's license, passport, etc.).


  1. Complete the online ID card application on the USFCard Request Site. (
  2. Submit a photo of yourself and a photo of your driver's license or passport. (Smartphones make it easy!!)
  3. Wait for the approved email address
  4. Visit the ID card center to pick up your card
  5. Activate your card -

Acceptable Photos Examples

For more guidance on card requests please see Detailed Instructions.

NOTE: ID card applications are normally processed within 24 hours, for urgent requests please contact the Card Center after submitting your request. You must submit and receive an approved email before visiting the ID Center for pickup.  


Upon approval, your card can be picked up at the ID card center located on the 2nd floor of the library during normal hours. 

Don't Forget! – You must present a valid government-issued photo ID to receive your USFCard.

Distance Learning Students: If you are a non-local student who is part of an Innovative Education Online Program please contact the Card Center with your mailing address at for the online form. This includes 100% online graduate degree programs and graduate certificate programs only.

Note: This does not apply to students temporarily online due to COVID-19.


USF St. Petersburg campus
Location: Nelson Poynter Library, Room 221
Hours Monday - Thursday: 9:00am-5:30pm
Friday: 9:00am-4:30 pm
For more information, please call (727) 873-4409

Tampa Campus
Location: SVC1032
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9:00am-6:00pm, Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
For more information, please call (813) 974-2357

Sarasota Campus
Location: 8350 N. Tamiami Trail in B116
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm
For more information, please call (941) 359-4220