Harvard ID Card
All returning students posess ID cards with an expiration date equal to their expected date of graduation.
New students' permanent photo IDs are released during the week of orientation to those students who have met all of the conditions of their admission to the GSD (i.e. immunizations, pre-requisites, term bill payments, etc.). Students need to upload a photo to the ID Office during the summer months in order for the ID to be ready at Orientation (instructions available on the summer mailing page).
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I get a replacement card?
A: Go to ID Services, located in Holyoke Center (8th floor), and fill out a Card Replacement form. There is a charge of $25.00 for the the replacement of lost ID cards. The fee will be waived if you present a copy of a police report indicating that the card was stolen within 30 days of the theft.
Q: What does it mean when the last digit on my ID card changes?
A: The last digit changes each time you request a replacement card.
Q: What if the graduation date on my card is wrong?
A: Contact the Registrar's Office (496-1237) to confirm your correct graduation date. The Registrar's Office will notify Student Receivables and the ID Office of any corrections. A new card will be prepared for you within two business days and can be picked up at Holyoke Center (8th Floor).
Q: What happens to my card if I withdraw from the GSD?
A: You must turn in your card to the Registrar's Office. Your ID number, computer account, and access to the building will be disabled.
Q: What happens to my card when I take a leave of absence?
A: Students on leave do not have an active ID card and access to the building is disabled. If the leave is taken during the spring semester, the ID must be returned to the Registrar.
Q: How can I gain access to the Loeb Design Library while I am on leave?
A:You can use Loeb Library’s resources onsite for no fee (does not include borrowing privileges) while you are on leave by getting an access card at the circulation desk. If you will be returning to graduate from the GSD and you have research or course work to complete while on leave that requires you to borrow library materials, you may purchase Loeb Library privileges at the alumni rate of $50 for 4 months or $125 for a year. A "Frances Loeb Library Special Borrower" picture ID will be issued. This card is non- transferable and valid only at the Loeb Library.
If you need access to Widner Library, you should go to the Privileges desk, room 195, an immediate left after entering the main entrance to the library, with some form of identification (i.e. a driver's license). If you have been registered for at least one semester, you qualify for Alumni Privileges which are: 6 days of stacks free and 6 borrowed books free of charge; then $25/3 months or $100/year.