ID Center Additional Policies
The spouse or domestic partner of current OSU students, staff, and faculty can use the Affiliate Card for checking out Valley Library materials, membership purchase and entry at Dixon Recreation Center, and certain Athletic ticket discounts.
Both the OSU student, staff or faculty member and their spouse or domestic partner must bring photo ID to the ID Center and sign an Affidavit of Marriage or an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership. OSU requirements for Domestic Partnership status are available at the ID Center. Affiliate ID card fee is $20.00. The affiliates card expires when the OSU student/employee leaves OSU.
Permanent employees of certain organizations and governmental agencies that are housed on OSU campuses and provide teaching, research or funding for OSU programs are eligible for an Associate ID card. Associates are eligible to purchase Recreational Sports (Dixon) memberships, ONID (OSU Network ID) accounts, OSU Card Cash account, and checking out materials at Valley Library. Associates are not eligible for free Corvallis Transit bus rides, remote access to Valley Library databases or interlibrary loan privileges. Associate ID card fee is $20.00.
Use this convenient debit plan available on your OSU ID card account by adding money at the ID Center, Valley Library or online at mycard.oregonstate.edu, OSU's online card office. Your ID Card becomes a campus debit card for purchasing food at all campus food locations and for photocopies at the Valley Library. (Resident Hall students have a separate meal plan through Housing for food purchases only.) Your Card Cash balance rolls over each term as long as you have current student or employee status at OSU.
MyCard allows you to manage your Card Cash campus debit account online. You may view your OSU Card Cash; view past Card Cash transactions; add money to your OSU Card Cash account; set up, update and manage OSU Card Cash contributors other than yourself; and deactivate or reactivate your lost OSU ID Card.
Regulations of Card Cash account: Abandoned accounts (not enrolled/employed at OSU for 180 days) may be forfeited to the University. Any use of Card Cash funds before a lost card is reported to the ID Center is the responsibility of the cardholder. Refunds of account balance, minus a $10 service charge, will be made only if you're terminating enrollment or employment at OSU. Partial withdrawals are not allowed.
Available to the general public for use in paying for copies and printing at the Valley Library and for purchases at all campus food locations and the Craft Center.
Convenience cards may be purchased for $1.00 at the ID Center or at the Library. Then you need to deposit funds in order to make purchases.
For copying at the Library using departmental or grant funds, a departmental copy card must be obtained at the ID Center. To add additional funds to the copy card you may email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, card number (found on back of card), amount to be added, and the index you would like charged.
OSU Departments who would like their employees to wear a photo/name badge may request that a badge be created through the ID Center. The badge is the same size and shape of the regular ID card and may be tailored to your needs. Initial set up fee is $25 and $5 per badge. Lanyards, ID card pockets and clips may be purchased for an additional fee. If you would like more information please contact Val at the ID Center at 737-0555 or email email@example.com.
Your OSU ID Card provides access to the following services. Different fees may apply based on student, employee or other card status.
- Athletic Events
- Dixon Recreation Center
- Valley Library
- Campus Dining and Coffee Shops*
- Campus Convenience Stores*
- Student Involvement (class notes)
- Craft Center (supplies, fees)
- Corvallis Transit - ride free (students & employees only)
* with OSU Card Cash debit account
All students will be charged a one time mandatory fee of $20 for their first card. This charge will appear on the student's billing statement. Please note that a replacement card costs $25.