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Official Emory ID

The EmoryCard is the official Emory University ID for students, faculty, and staff members.

New students and employees are asked to upload their photos online, as outlined below, so that our schools and departments can manage the application process.

Visit Use Your EmoryCard to learn about adding Eagle Dollars to your account and where they can be used on and around campus.

Be Prepared

Prior to arrival, all new students and employees are required to upload an APPROVED photo of themselves, along with a full image of their government issued photo identification.*

*Government ID images are not stored - used for identity verification only.

It’s as easy as taking a selfie against a plain, solid, background!  If you do not follow the photo guidelines, your submission will not be approved. 

  • Is the photo in JPG file format?
  • Is the photo at least 512 x 512 pixels in size?
  • Is the photo a headshot of you ONLY?
  • Are your eyes open and clearly visible?
  • Is the submitted photo less than 6 months old?
  • Is the image of yourself similar to your government issued photo ID?
  • Is the submitted photo similar to a passport/identification photo?
  • Is the photo an unfiltered, natural image?  Photos using filters, modifications, enhancements or AI will not be accepted

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Incoming students who neglect to upload a photo successfully prior to arrival will face delays in access to campus buildings, meal plans, and more.  

Each school/program has its own submission deadline that is based on its orientation schedule. Be sure to check the deadline date listed in your orientation packet. 

Current University employees are not eligible for a student EmoryCard.


All individuals must complete the 2-step online process to have an EmoryCard produced.

Prior to arriving on campus, GME fellows and residents are required to upload a photo and an image of their government ID through the EmoryCard website for approval and EmoryCard production. Cards are distributed during your orientation.


First-year students living on campus will receive their EmoryCards at their scheduled residence hall check-in. All other students will receive their EmoryCard at orientation or from their school/program.

To replace a lost or stolen EmoryCard, please follow guidelines at EmoryCard Replacement.

Cross Registered/ARCHE students may pick up their EmoryCard, in person, during regular business hours; payment is required at the time of visit.


All employees are asked to complete the 2-step online process in order to obatin their EmoryCard.

New, individual GME fellows and residents should not visit the EmoryCard office to obtain their EmoryCard. EmoryCards will be distributed to via their programs.

New EmoryCard$25Eagle Dollars, Departmental Speedtype Number, OPUS, Debit/Credit Card
Replacement EmoryCard$30Eagle Dollars, Departmental Speedtype Number, OPUS, Debit/Credit Card
Retiree EmoryCard$0Not Applicable
Alumni EmoryCard$0Not Applicable
Department Copy and Printing Card$5Emory SpeedType numbers
Passport Photos$10Eagle Dollars, Departmental Speedtype Number, OPUS, Debit/Credit Card


Residence hall access for students is coordinated through the Office of Residence Life and Housing Operations. Students having any issues accessing a residence hall should call Housing Operations at 404.727.7631.

Access to other campus buildings is coordinated through individual departments.


Building access for employees is requested by a supervisor or department head through Campus Services Customer Service (phone: 404.727.7463 | email: by providing the following information:

  • Employee's full name
  • Employee's 7-digit ID number
  • Building name
  • Days and times access required
  • Expiration date for access, if any

Students, faculty, and staff who have registered a designated name or have had a recent legal name change can obtain an updated EmoryCard free of charge with exchange of current, active EmoryCard.

Current, enrolled students who need to change their name, should contact Emory Registrar Office at or 404-727-6042.

University Faculty/Staff who need to change their name, should file a name change with Emory Human Resources via Employee Self Service or contact HR Data Services at 404-727-6066.