University identification cards (ID cards) are required and are issued to all faculty, staff, and students.

ID cards are necessary to access all residence halls or academic and administrative buildings, use of the library, entry to sports events, and all University facilities. ID cards expire upon leaving the employment of the University or upon a student’s graduation or leaving the University. Alumni ID cards are issued upon request after confirmation of alumni status.

For your convenience, you are now able to obtain an electronic version of the Adelphi identification card on your smartphone using the AU2GO mobile app. However, the physical ID card distributed by Public Safety remains the only official identification for access control to buildings, parking facilities, venues, and when requested by an official of the University.

How to Get a Physical ID Card

  • Go to the Office of Public Safety and Transportation.
  • Current students should bring a form of identification (i.e. License, Passport), in addition to, proof of payment, confirmation of classes, and/or other evidence that you are a currently registered at the University.
  • Alumni should provide a photo I.D. and student number (if known) for status confirmation.

Online Photo ID Card Request

Email the below information to

  • Adelphi ID #
  • Last Name, First Name, Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Commuter or Resident
  • Cell Phone #
  • Emergency Contact Name, Relationship, Cell Phone #
  • Attach a form of identification such as a driver’s license, passport or school ID
  • Attach your photo. The image must be in JPEG file format as follows: Digital Image/Passport Photo

Photo ID Card

Your photo or digital image (which will be used on your ID card) must be:

  • In color
  • Sized such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (22 mm and 35 mm) or 50% and 69% of the image’s total height from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.
  • Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
  • Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
  • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
  • Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis
  • Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
  • Headphones, wireless hands-free devices, or similar items are not acceptable in your photo

Garden City Students:

Your ID card will be available for pick up from the Public Safety Office located in Levermore Hall Suite 113. Until then you can utilize your digital ID on the AU2GO mobile App. Residents will need a physical ID card to access your Residence Hall. If you would like your ID card mailed, please note that in your email. We will only mail it to the address on file. If registering a vehicle for a parking decal you must bring your driver’s license and vehicle registration to the Public Safety Office, Levermore Hall Suite 113. You may register up to two vehicles.

Manhattan Center, Hauppauge and Hudson Valley Students:

Your ID card will be mailed to the home address on file with the university. Until you receive it, you can utilize your digital ID on the AU2GO mobile App.

Lost or Damaged ID Cards

There is a $15 replacement fee for lost or damaged ID cards.

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