Identification Cards

University ID Cards
All members of staff in the Finance Division are required to have a Columbia University ID card.  This card is known as the Columbia Card.  The Columbia Card can be obtained from the ID Center, which is located at 204 Kent Hall on the Morningside Campus.  The ID Center is open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday, and until 6:00 pm on Tuesdays.

To obtain a card, whether your first or a replacement card, your employment status must be authenticated online.  If you require a replacement card due to loss or theft, please speak with Elias Zambrano to make sure that this authentication process is done prior to visiting the ID Center.  A signed letter on departmental stationery is no longer required.

Please note that when you go to the ID Center to get a new or replacement card, you must have with you a means of verifying your identity.



If you are expecting a visitor to the building, please e-mail reception at with your visitors name, date, and time of expected arrival.


If you are no longer going to be working for Columbia University, you must turn in your Columbia Card to your Manager or Finance HR.