RU ID Card Information for Students

Student RU ID Card information

Rutgers University students have access to Rutgers University libraries, computer labs, recreation centers, campus meal plans, housing, sporting events, student discounts, and a Raider or RU-Express card account.

 Undergraduate and Transfer Students

All new students must be registered for classes to be eligible for a student RU ID card, and submit a photo online for approval using the photo submission process. New students will receive their RU ID card mailed to their address on file after attendance at their respective school’s orientation.

There is no fee charged for the first issuance of the RU ID card. A replacement fee of $20 applies to lost, stolen, or intentionally damaged cards.  If you are replacing a card, your existing photo can be used. (See Lost/Replacement RU ID Cards).

Graduate Students

All new students must be registered for classes to be eligible for a student RU ID card, and submit a photo online for approval using the photo submission process .  New students will receive their RU ID card mailed to their address on file after attendance at their respective school's orientation.

There is no fee charged for the first issuance of the RU ID card. A replacement fee of $20 applies to lost, stolen, or intentionally damaged cards.  If you are replacing a card, your existing photo can be used. (See Lost/Replacement RU ID Cards).

Special Programs

Students in special programs (Continuous Education and Outreach, and Program in American Language Studies (PALS) will receive information from their program director or secretary on how to obtain an RU ID card, if they are eligible.

Eligible students in these programs have access to Rutgers University libraries and computer labs by special arrangement, but not recreation facilities or sporting events.