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Queen's University

Student Cards 



What is it?

The Student Card is produced from the Student Photo Identification (PID) System, which is an Oracle database that contains a photo of currently registered  on-campus students.

A student card is issued to every full-time on-campus student when they first come to Queen's. It is to be kept for the duration of their studies and is to be used only by the person to whom it is issued. A fee will be charged to replace a lost or damaged student card.

Off-campus (non-photo) cards are available upon request for NEW students who are not studying full-time on-campus. Validation stickers are available upon request for RETURNING students who are not studying full-time on-campus. Please send a letter via e-mail to


How will new students submit their photo?

A letter will be sent to all new students in a full-time degree program via their email. Click here for more details.     

What is it used for?

The PID system is used to produce Queen's student cards which are used to verify the identity of our students, and the card also indicates what campus services, including at examinations, the student is entitled to use.

The magstripe on the back of the student card is used to purchase items at various campus facilities. The bar code on the front of the student card is used for Library Services.

Photos of students are also provided to authorized University staff on a need to know basis (e.g. campus security, residence and instructors).


Who would use it?

The University Registrar's Office, Campus Security, Faculty Offices, Departments, Library, Phys-ed Centre, and many of the Student Services on campus will ask students for their PID card to complete a transaction. 


Lost your Student Card?

Go to Gordon Hall, Room 125.

Office Hours: Monday to Friday
September to May - 8:30 to 4:30 and
June to August - 8:30 to noon & 1:00 to 4:30.

This office is closed the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month until 10:00 am for staff meetings.

There is a $20 replacement fee for this service, payable by cheque, debit, or cash.

Please return found cards to Gordon Hall, Room 125.


Still have questions?

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page regarding Student Photo ID Cards and the validation process

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