Student ID Card

The TCU ID card is a student's access key to many University resources. It is permanent and may be used as long as the student is enrolled at TCU. The card is the property of TCU and is non-transferable. If at any time students have questions or problems with their ID card, visit, contact the ID Card Center in Brown-Lupton University Union at 817.257.7856 or e-mail

The TCU ID card is a computerized plastic card, bearing a student's photo and TCU ID number, with a magnetic stripe on the back. Each time the card is inserted in a card reader, the data encoded in the magnetic stripe is electronically scanned and sent back to a central computer for verification. The system then transmits whether the card is valid and the transaction accepted. Students use their cards for Dining Services, TCU Book Store and selected vending machine charges; entry into the library, University Recreation Center and various labs and classrooms across campus; admission to athletic and various events; printouts from campus computers; copies in the library and Frog Prints, checking books out of the library; and to verify identity if requested by a TCU official.

Card owners are responsible for reporting lost or stolen cards promptly to assure that no one else uses their card. Report lost or stolen cards to The ID Card Center, Brown-Lupton University Union, 817.257-7856, or TCU Police, 817.257.7777. Until one of these agencies has been notified, students are responsible for any purchases with their cards. There is a replacement charge of $20 for a lost or stolen card.

The ID card remains the property of TCU at all times, and any misuse of the card could result in loss of privileges or disciplinary action. ID cards should be in a student's possession at all times and must be surrendered upon the request of any University official.

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