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ID Card Services FAQs

 

 

Where is the ID Card Office Located?

  • The ID Card Services Office is located on the first floor of the University Bookstore. 

How do I get my ID?

Students: To obtain a Beach ID Card you will need to:

  • Present a valid ID card such as a driver's license, passport, or a state ID.  Please contact the ID Card office directly if you have any questions about acceptable forms of identification.
  • Proof of registration.
  • Fill out an application and agreement form (provided at the ID Card Office).

Staff/Faculty: To obtain a Beach ID Card you will first need to request a signed “Application and Agreement Form” from payroll or your employers Human Resources department. Once this form is filled out completely you will need to come in to the ID Card Services office with your application and a valid ID Card.

Volunteer Employees:  To obtain a Beach ID Card you will need to request a signed “CSULB Volunteer Application and Agreement Form” from the department that you will be volunteering for. Once this form is filled out completely you will need to come in to the ID Card Services office with your application, a valid ID card, and a University letter authorizing your volunteer assignment.

Where can I load it?

  • ID Card Services Office
  • www.beachid.com
  • VTS Machines on campus
    • Outpost Convenience Store
    • Horn Center
    • Library 1st Floor
    • Library lower level
    • University Dining Plaza
    • University Student Union
    • College of Business Computer Lab
    • Art Store

How can I check my balance?

  • ID Card Services Office
  • www.beachid.com
  • VTS Machines on campus 
    • Outpost
    • Horn Center
    • Library 1st Floor
    • Library lower level
    • University Dining Plaza
    • University Student Union
    • College of Business Computer Lab
    • Art Store

Can my parents put money on it for me?

Parents can make deposits for students using www.beachid.com and select “Make a guest deposit”.

What else is it good for?

With your Student/ Faculty/ Staff ID card, you can access an array of services/privileges all over campus, including: Library services, Beach Club debit, Meal Plans, Computer lab access, copiers, and more.

What if I lose my card?

A replacement card can be obtained at the ID Card Service Office inside of the CSULB Bookstore. Once a replacement card is issued all other cards become inactive. If you are a student living in the Residence Halls, your meal plan will already be on your card when you get a new one, but you will need to go to the Housing Office to get it re-encoded for entry to your Residence Hall.

What is the replacement fee?

  • Worn or Non-functioning: Free when you turn in your old ID.
  • Returning Student (Academic Leave or Graduate): Free
  • Stolen: $5 or Free with police report
  • Lost: $5

Can I get more than one copy?

Students are only allowed to have one copy of their ID card at a times. All other copies should be properly disposed. ID card staff will confiscate any inactive or invalid card presented.

What if my name changes?

Any name changes need to be processed through Enrollment Services before a new ID card can be issued.

Do I have to return my card when I graduate?

ID’s do not have to be returned upon graduation.

Can I use my card after I graduate?

ID Cards will be deactivated after graduation.

Do I need to update my card every semester?

No, you will keep the same ID card until you graduate. If it ever becomes worn, faded, or stops working it can be replaced for free as long as it is surrendered to the ID Card Office.

Can old ID Cards be reactivated?

No, we cannot reactivate old ID Cards. Any inactive ID Cards brought in to reactivate will be kept by the ID Card Service Staff.

Where do I encode my card to access my Residence Hall?

Residence Hall encoding can be done at the Housing Office. This needs to be done every time you get a new ID card.