University Card

Oxford University issued the first University Card to students in 1994. Since 1996 University Cards have been available for staff and visitors in all Departments and Colleges within the University.

Students, staff and invited academic visitors require a University Card to gain access to libraries, computing services and some College and University buildings. The card is used for security purposes and where access control or other automated systems are in use. It also serves to identify those entitled to use University facilities and services. Entitlement to University IT facilities varies according to your University status.

Please note:

  • The Non-Emergency Police (Thames Valley) Number on the back of all STUDENT cards is now 101.  The number 08458 505505 will be discontinued after 31st March 2012.
  • From 1 February 2012, the University Card Office will be implementing a new Retiree’s Card Policy.