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New students can still submit a Cardinal Card photo in advance!
If you are having trouble submitting a photo, email it to us at cua-picsubmission@cua.edu.
New students can still submit a Cardinal Card photo in advance!
If you are having trouble submitting a photo, email it to us at cua-picsubmission@cua.edu.



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ID Card Services

The Cardinal Card is the official identification card at The Catholic University of America. It is a multi-purpose identification card that provides a variety of services to cardholders. It is the way to pay for purchases on and off campus. It is used to provide access to academic buildings, residence halls, the DuFour Center and the Kane Fitness Center. It is also used to check out books from Mullen Library, load Dining Services meal plans, track event attendance, and more!

All registered students are provided a Cardinal Card. Once enrolled at The Catholic University of America, each student is required to send us an official ID photo to be printed on their Cardinal Card. Newly hired University employees are also welcome to upload a photo. For instructions regarding photo requirements, please click here.

ID photos can also be taken in the Office of Transportation and Parking Services in the Pryzbyla Center between 9am and 5pm, Monday – Friday. Cardinal Cards are printed on the spot. Printed cards must be picked up in person.


Warning: Wireless Charging Damages ID Cards



Additional Questions?

If you have reviewed the frequently asked questions and have additional questions, please email
cua-transportation@cua.edu and our customer service team will assist you.