Getting My OneCard ID: Students


If you have ever had a OneCard ID, you will need to follow the instructions for a lost ID.

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Students required to attend orientation 

Learn how to obtain your OneCard ID once you have received your scheduled orientation date.

Students not required to attend orientation

You must be enrolled in classes for the current semester before you are eligible to obtain your OneCard ID. You must come into the OneCard ID Services office to have your picture taken and OneCard ID printed.

  • You must be enrolled for classes at least 24 hours prior to coming into the OneCard ID Services office to get your card. This is the time frame it takes for your information to be loaded into the system to produce your ID.
  • For all other questions on verifying eligibility or acquiring your OneCard ID, please contact OneCard ID Services.

Students attending all classes at off-campus sites or online

Learn how to obtain your OneCard ID if you are only taking classes online or at any of the NIU affiliated satellite campuses (Naperville, Rockford or Hoffman Estates).

Contact Us

OneCard ID Services
HSC Ground Floor

Phone: 815-753-9569

Business Hours