ID Cards

The ID card is an encrypted multi-function card. It is issued to people requiring access to buildings in Member Housing or on the academic campus. Cardholders on campus for thirty days or more may have the card provisioned to charge meals in Simons Hall, and to charge the use of the machines in our laundry facility in Members Housing. The issuance of a card for a stay of thirty days or more requires a photograph of the cardholder. An ID card automatically reactivates if the cardholder returns to IAS for future visits.


To obtain a photo I.D. card

The ID Card station is located in the duplicating area in the lower level of B Building, near the mail room. Photos for new ID cards may be taken between the hours of 9AM-10AM or 3PM-4PM, every business day.


Photo Identification Card Programmed Access

Cardholders are granted standard permissions to access their apartment door and to enter campus buildings. Other restricted areas may be accessed if authorized and the I.D. card is programmed to unlock those doors. Cardholders can have access to the Fitness Center and Piano Room simply by requesting such access by sending an email request to

Photo ID cards are issued to those here for more than 30 days, and permit the cardholder to charge meals in Simons Hall. Family members can use their photo ID cards in the dining facility as well, provided that this use is approved by the primary card holder.


Problems with Temporary Door Access Cards or Photo ID Cards

Problems with ID cards can be addressed by emailing



Faculty and staff ID cards will expire and be replaced after five years, ensuring that photos are updated periodically. Member cards will have expiration dates tied to the end date of their visit, as specified in the P3 database. ID cards are automatically updated when visitor data has changed.



Members, Visitors, and Visiting Associates are provided an ID card. There will be a charge for replacement cards. The current cost of an ID card is $10.

All partners and family members are eligible for photo ID cards upon request free of charge but will be charged a $10 fee for a replacement card.


Lost or Stolen I.D. card

If an ID card is lost or stolen, it must be reported to IAS Public Safety immediately by email, or by telephone at extension 5460. The original card will be disabled immediately, and a new card will be issued to replace it.