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The UCR ID (R'Card) provides an interactive ID card that facilitates commerce and access across campus and beyond. The high degree of integration with campus services enables the ID to respond and provide solutions on-the-go in real time to a wide customer base that includes faculty, staff, students, and affiliates.

Get an R'Card ($25)

Persons applying for an R’Card must come to the Card Services office in person and present proper identification for card issuance. A card fee may apply at the time of service. Please choose the appropriate service category from the menu below for more information.

Benefits

The R'Card provides access to meal plans and secured facilities on campus such as residence halls and lab rooms. It is the medium for connecting users to services such as laundry, library borrowing, vending, printing, and renting laptops and chargers. The R'Card is a campus pass providing access to athletic games and special events. It also grants the holder free bus (RTA) transportation around town. The R'Card can be programmed to work as a debit card. By adding Bear Bucks dollars, you gain the convenience of expanding purchasing to include items both on and off-campus like grocery food, fast-food dining, text books, homecare and pharmacy items and even gas.

Before an R'Card may be issued, all users must:

  1. Present a valid government picture ID (see complete list)
  2. Have been issued a student ID number (SID) or an employee ID number (EIN lookup)
  3. Be entered into the University's Student or HR Accounting Systems*
  4. Pay any fees for their R'Card. Accepted forms of payment include cash (exact amount preferred), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, checks made out to "Regents U.C.", and departmental web-recharge

*If you are not sure about the status of your paperwork, contact your HR representative or call Card Service to see if you are in our ID management system. Card Services requires 24-48 hours after an employee's start date has passed before we can issue a card.

Directions

UCR Card Services
9 a.m. to  4 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Bannockburn Village I-101
Temporary parking available on the south side of Bannockburn Village

Card Services at a glance

 

Incoming Students – Orientation

All incoming freshmen and transfers must upload their photo in order to receive their R'Card at Orientation. Log in to MyPhoto.ucr.edu with your student ID number and password. Card Services requires seven (7) days to review and approve your photo. You'll be able to receive your R'Card at Orientation if you see a "photo approved" message at least seven days before your session starts.

Helpful Tips
  • You must submit a recent photo so we've prepared a short video to help you upload the perfect picture.
  • You will be notified that your photo has been approved or rejected via email. If approved, the system will NOT allow you to submit another photo.
  • If you have trouble, do not email a photo directly to Card Services. You may come in to have us take your photo in person.
  • A $25 non-refundable new card fee will automatically be billed to your student account.
  • Bring a valid government picture ID to claim your R'Card when you check in at Orientation. If you do not have a government-issued photo ID your R'Card cannot be released to you. Any cards left behind will be returned to Card Services for safe-keeping.
  • If you plan to live in the Residence Halls, bring your R'Card with you on Move-In Day for door and meal access.
  • If you miss the time-frame to have your card printed by Orientation, walk-in service at Card Services is available during normal business hours.
Incoming Students – Full-Time

Students and graduate students may obtain their R'Card at Card Services one week prior to the quarter in which they are actively enrolled and after they have registered for classes at the University. If an R'Card is needed sooner, please bring a letter on Department letterhead signed by the administrative head or faculty member that provides the reason to issue the card early. The letter must include your name and student ID number.

You may upload your own photo or come in to Card Services and have your photo taken in person. Your ID will be printed upon your arrival. Door and gate access are provided separately by individual Residence Halls.

All incoming students will see an automatic new card charge of $25 billed to their student account. For matriculating students, this non-refundable fee applies even if the R'Card is never picked-up. To claim your R'Card, please visit Card Services with a valid government picture ID (see complete list).

Card Services is NOT an originator of data but receives it from authoritative sources of that data (i.e., BANNER). It is up to each student to ensure the correctness of their name and spelling. Card Services does not take financial responsibility for inaccurate information once an R'Card has been printed.

Preferred Name: If you go by a preferred name that is different from your legal name, you have the option of having it on your R'Card. You must change your name in the official University records (R'Web) before you request a new ID card. The update usually takes 48 hours to appear in our system.

Professional classes will have their R'Cards made at scheduled times, which are coordinated through Card Services by your department coordinator.

Summer and Part-Time Students

Not Continuing UCR in the Fall
Examples: Summer Academy, Summer Sessions, REU

Part-time students attending summer classes only (i.e., not continuing UCR in the fall) are eligible to receive a $15 Summer Student R'Card one week prior to the start of classes. Come to Card Services with the following: a valid government-issue picture ID (high-school ID okay for Summer Academy students), your UCR student number, and $15 payment.

Continuing UCR in the Fall
Examples: Summer Sessions, FastStart

If you plan to take summer courses and then continue UCR in the fall, the same information listed above also applies to you. But the cost for your student R'Card is $25.00 and the fee will be billed directly to your student account.

Important information: Card Services will move to automatic billing in the fall which means every incoming student will be billed $25 for their new campus ID card. If you receive your card in the summer months before this goes into effect, you could end up being billed two times. Please contact Card Services when this automatic charge hits so that we can remove the second charge from your record. We are not responsible for late fees.

Summer and Part-Time Graduate Student

Not Continuing UCR in the Fall
Examples: MSRIP, Summer Researcher

Visiting graduate students attending short-term academic programs may obtain a $15 Summer Researcher R'Card from Card Services but it must be arranged in advance by your program coordinator. Please arrive with a valid government picture ID (see complete list), your UCR student number (if provided), and payment. Some departments may opt to pay for your card with a web-recharge. *

Benefits of the MISRIP or Summer Researcher R'card:

  • Library Access
  • RTA bus transportation

This card does NOT come with a stored value account for purchasing goods and services.
If you would like the ability to load money (Bear Bucks) onto your MSRIP or Summer Researcher card for printing or other campus purchases, please ask Card Services' staff to add this account to your card. Once an account has been created, deposits to Bear Bucks may only be made in person at Card Services or with cash at the AMC machines located on the first floor of the Highlander Union Building (HUB) or Rivera Library lobby.

* Departments and web-recharges
Due to the volume of card requests during this period, we require one web-recharge per student card request. The web-recharge must be completed BEFORE service is rendered and should include:

  • The student name
  • SID number (if provided)
  • Summer program name
  • Student status (i.e., Graduate)
  • If this card needs the benefit of a stored-value account

Please hand a copy of the web recharge to the student and request that they present it to Card Services' staff for their ID card. This is our payment and ensures we print an ID tailored to their specific program. We also ask that you provide our office with advance notice of your student/group's arrival by calling: (951)827-2273 or cardingoffice@ucr.edu.

Faculty, Staff, and Post-Docs

All faculty, permanent staff, and post-docs who are on University payroll, may obtain an R'Card. Your start date must have passed by 24 to 48 hours before your profile appears in our ID management system. The program is NOT an originator of data but receives it from authoritative sources of that data (i.e., PPS). Calling ahead with your employee ID number to learn if your profile appears in our system is strongly recommended: (951)827-2273.

Helpful Tips
  • Know your employee ID number BEFORE you come. We use this number that's unique-to-you to locate your profile in our ID management system. If you don't know it, ask your department's hiring specialist or find it here.
  • Upload your own photo or have your photo taken on site before your card is printed.
  • Present a valid government picture ID (see complete list)
  • $25 payment due at the time of service. A department may choose to purchase your R'Card with a web-recharge. It is your responsibility to follow-up with your department to see if this policy applies to you BEFORE you come. Once an R'Card has been paid for with private funds, we cannot issue a refund.
  • When your employment status changes to one which is no longer entitled to campus privileges, your card will not grant you access to university facilities and services like the bus. Please contact your manager or HR officer if your employment is expected to be renewed. Once you know your restart date, access to the bus will be restored in about three days’ time and your R'card will automatically start working.
Visiting Scholars and Non-Salaried Positions

Affiliates who are not on University Payroll must have their sponsoring department fill out this form on your behalf: "Request for a UCR ID Card for Visiting and Non-Salaried Positions." This gives the department a way of introducing the individual to Card Services.

To receive a Visiting Scholar R'Card, please come to Card Services with the following:

  • Completed and signed form
  • A government picture ID (see complete list)
  • $25 non-refundable fee

Benefits of the Visiting Scholar R'card:

  • Library Access
  • RTA (bus transportation)

This card does NOT come with a stored value account for purchasing goods and services.
If you would like the ability to load money (Bear Bucks) onto your Visiting Scholar R'Card for printing or other campus purchases, please ask Card Services staff to add this account to your card. Once an account has been created, deposits to Bear Bucks can be made only in person at Card Services or with cash at the AMC machines located on the first floor of the Highlander Union Building (HUB) or Rivera Library.

Other Affiliated Groups

Example: Early Childhood Services

Parents of children enrolled in the Early Childhood Services and who are not otherwise affiliated with the University, may come in to receive a proximity access card. This card will allow them to move securely around the center. After you receive the card, hand it to ECS personnel to have it programmed with the appropriate access.

To receive an Access Card, please come to Card Services with the following:

  • An Early Childhood Services Access Authorization form
  • A government picture ID (see complete list)
  • $25 non-refundable fee
Groups – Schedule Your Visit

Examples: Early Athletes, CNAS HIS-STEM, CNAS Summer Bridge to Research Program, GradEdge/JumpStart, International, Fast-Start, etc.

Due to the sheer volume of card requests over summer, we ask that groups of five or more people interested in coming at the same time to receive their R'Card, have a coordinator contact us first to let us know when to expect you. This will allow us to be properly staffed. If possible, please provide:

  • Date and time of group's arrival
  • A list of students' names with corresponding ID numbers. We'll review to make sure they are in our system.
  • Each student should fill the "UCR Card Request Form" and hand it to card staff at the time of service.

Contact (951) 827-2273 or cardingoffice@ucr.edu

Badge Requests

Examples: UCR School of Medicine Incoming Class, SOM Resident Physicians, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Students

During summer, due to the sheer volume of business, walk-in badge requests for professional students and staff must be mediated ahead of time through a departmental contact.

Contact (951) 827-2273 or cardingoffice@ucr.edu



More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Bannockburn Village I-101
Campus Map

Tel: (951) 827-2273
Fax: (951) 827-2235
E-mail: Carding Office

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