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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.
All others: Payment options include Visa/MasterCard at the Tampa and St. Petersburg Campus. At other campuses, customers may pay with a credit card or debit card at the campus USFCard Centers. For the safety and security of everyone, customers who wish to pay by cash or check must do so at the Cashier's Office. The Cashier's Office will provide a receipt that may be taken to the USFCard Center as proof of payment.


New students should 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.

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.


Upon approval, your card can be picked up starting January 11th, 2021 at the University Student Center during normal hours. Cards are printed and ready for pickup every three hours starting at 9 AM, Monday - Friday.  For example, if you submit your application at 10 AM, it will not be ready for pickup until after 12 PM.  Applications submitted after 6 PM, will be available the next business day (Mon-Fri). This is a pickup site only. Any students having issues with their USFCard should visit one of the  IDCard offices listed below.  

We work with other campus organizations (Housing and Residential Education, Academic Departments, etc.) to coordinate distribution for specific student groups. These campus organizations will notify eligible individuals directly as part of their onboarding process.

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 (closed to the public due to COVID)
Location: Nelson Poynter Library, Room 221
Hours Monday - Thursday: 9:00am-5:30pm
Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
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