Student Cards

Your student card is used to:

  • take out books at the library
  • track your meal plan balance
  • get into your residence room and building
  • get discounts from business' that offer deals to students

Get your student card here.

U-Pass has gone mobile! Student cards are no longer needed for transit and instead U-Passes will be housed on your smartphone. Click here for more information.

Pick-up Locations

Online orders for a new campus ID card can take up to a week to complete and will be available for pick up at your campus. You'll need to present a government-issued photo ID when you pick up your card. Student cards cannot be mailed out.
  • Saskatoon campus: pick up at the Shop USask Bookstore
  • Prince Albert and off-campus sites: you can arrange to pick up your card through your local USask advisor. You can order your card online and pick it up at your campus.

Please note that you will not be notified by email when your card is ready.


As a registered student, your first card is free. Replacement cards and/or lost cards will be issued at a cost of $20. If the information on the ID card is worn or if the card is cracked, the fee will be waived.

Employee Cards

The University of Saskatchewan Employee Card provides identification for library access, the PAC, Food Services debit account access as well as being a useful general purpose identity verification card for on and off campus purposes.

New Employees

In order to receive an employee card, you must be an active employee of the University of Saskatchewan.

Please email a photo to with your name and NSID. No confirmation email will be sent to confirm that your card is ready for pick up, so we ask that you wait at least a week after placing your request before you try to pick up your card.

Online orders for new campus ID cards will be available to pick up at the Shop USask Bookstore at the Saskatoon campus

What You Need to Order Your ID Card

  • The photo must be a close-up of your head and shoulders shot on a plain light background with a direct view of your face so that your face covers approximately 65% to 75% of the photo.
  • The photo must be in a .jpg file format
    • photos can be up to 5MB
    • must be larger than 512x512 pixels
    • must be larger than 100KB
  • We also ask that headwear be removed unless it is worn for medical or religious reasons

Retired Employees

Retirees can still use their Campus ID Card at the Library - access to Library resources will continue up to 5 years past retirement. If you still wish to access USask Library resources after 5 years please contact the USask IT help desk and ask for your "Library Patron service" to be extended another 5 years. Remember to mention you are a former USask employee.

Identification is required when requesting an Employee Card. Please be prepared to produce one of the following forms of identification:

  • Photo driver's license
  • Passport or citizenship card

Replacement Cards will cost $20.00.

Affiliate Cards

Identification cards are available for individuals who may be working with or affiliated with certain departments or units on campus at a cost of $20.00. If you require an Affiliate Card please bring official proof of your affiliation with the university from the Department Head. In addition, please be prepared to produce one of the following forms of identification:

  • Photo driver's license
  • Passport or citizenship card

The Affiliate Card is valid only for the Library and purchased meal plans. Affiliate Cards are only valid during a person's term at the University of Saskatchewan.

If you do not require a picture ID you can obtain a temporary library card from any library location on campus. The Affiliate Card does not provide access to the PAC. Please enquire directly with the PAC for information on temporary access passes.

Custom Nametags

The Campus ID Card Office will design and produce custom nametags for members of your organization. These nametags provide an attractive visual identification, with or without the bearer's photograph. If your employees, volunteers or pass holders require a form of ID authentication to be worn on their clothing, we would be happy to work with you to design the most suitable name badge for your organization.