ID Center

Regular hours for processing ID cards are Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. 

Last Night Calendar for ID processing. Click here

The ID Center is located in the University Commons Student Center Room 100.

Student - ID cards are issued to all students who are currently enrolled for classes. The initial ID card is at no-charge. Replacements after this first ID card will result in a fee/charge of $10. Students who have lost more than three cards will be required to pay a $25 fee to obtain any additional ID cards. Replacement fees can be paid with cash, credit, debit card and/or Pioneer Express funds.

Faculty/Staff - ID cards are issued to permanent full-time and part-time faculty and staff. Currently, there is no fee/charge for issuing/making their initial or replacement cards.

Specialty Cards - ID cards made for various specialty groups such as Rec Center Membership, GUEST or VENDOR ID cards. The fee for these cards may vary depending on the requirements for the card design and the information that is printed or encoded on the card. Services offered to the cardholder in this category are dependent upon the policies of the department providing the service.

Necessary requirements to obtain a William Paterson University ID Card

  1. bring two forms of identification
  2. students must be currently enrolled for classes
  3. employees must present their signed letter from the Office of Human Resources labeled "Authorization for University ID Card"

The ID card is the property of the university, must be carried at all times, and is non-transferable. It may be used for such purposes as the university designates and may be revoked at any time. This card must be presented and/or surrendered upon demand by a university official; failure to do so, or lending this card to anyone, is considered misuse and may subject the holder to disciplinary action. Cardholders are to have one (1) WPUNJ ID card in their possession. If more than one card is noticed it should be confiscated and brought to the Office of Hospitality Services.

Lost and stolen cards must be reported promptly to the Office of Hospitality Services at (973) 720-6200 and/or deactivated by you through GET Funds for Pioneer Express. If your ID card is returned to our office, we will notify you via your WPUNJ email account.

NO charge to replace your ID card "IF"

  • You have an official name change - proof is required
  • Your ID photo is no longer a reasonable likeness of you*
  • One time no-charge for normal wear & tear*

*All the decisions are left to our discretion and you must bring your old ID card with you.

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