How do I get a new/replacement card?

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 As long as you have an active BGSU Account and are registered for classes (current or future term), you can either submit your photo online or visit our office in the student union.  If you submit your photo online and it is approved, your card will be ready and waiting for pickup during normal business hours in our office.  The non-refundable $25 fee for all new or replacement cards may be posted to the student's Bursar Account or paid in the office with cash, check, American Express, Discover, Mastercard or Visa.

Most new students pick up their first BG1 Card during Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR).  After you complete your BGSU Account Registration and prior to SOAR, you will receive an email on how to submit your photo online. Once submitted and approved, your card will be ready and waiting for pickup during SOAR.  Please submit your photo at least one week prior to your scheduled SOAR date so we can ensure your card is approved and printed before your arrival on campus.  If you are not attending SOAR, please follow the instructions above under the “New Students / Existing Students / Replacement Cards” heading.  There is a $25 non-refundable fee to get your BG1 Card. The fee for your initial card will be automatically posted to your Bursar account along with your tuition and other fees.

After you have been entered as an employee by Human Resources, established a BGSU Account, and obtained the completed department authorization form to cover the $25 fee for the initial card, you may submit your request for a new BG1 Card. You can either submit your photo online or stop by our office in the student union. Once submitted and approved, your card will be ready and waiting for pickup during normal business hours in our office.  The non-refundable $25 fee for replacement cards is the responsibility of the individual and may be paid in the office with cash, check, American Express, Discover, Mastercard or Visa. Please bring the department authorization form with you when you are picking up your card. 

To obtain a new or replacement card you need to be enrolled in a current or future semester or be an active employee, have an active BGSU email account, and have a government issued ID* for either option. 

I WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT A PHOTO ONLINE

We get it, you want that perfect photo that is on your phone. No problem - just submit your photo online. 

Click here to read the instructions. We suggest using a smart phone, but a personal computer or laptop works too!

I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A PHOTO AT BG1 PLUS

Taking a photo at BG1 Plus is simple. Just swing by the information desk in the student union. You will need to have your government issued ID with you. 




*Please note: If you have never been issued a driver's license, state ID, military ID, or passport, please see this document for more information.  Additionally, if you are a College Credit Plus student age 0-17 years that has never been issued a primary form of identification, please have your parent or legal guardian complete this form and accompany you to the BG1 Card Services office.

You will be charged a fee to replace a lost/stolen/damaged card, so take good care of your card!

Please DO NOT:

        lend your card to other people
        mark or bend your card
        punch holes or put stickers on your card
        scratch the magnetic strip on your card
        use your card as an ice scraper

You can report a lost or stolen card 24/7 by clicking on BG1 Card Services at MyBGSU