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The University issues a photo identification card, also known as the Spartan Card, to all registered students, faculty and staff. The card is your primary proof of identification on campus and provides you access to your residence hall, parking garages, meal plan, post office, library services, select classrooms, fitness center and campus events. 

New Students

New students will receive their Spartan Card at orientation or check-in, but should upload their photo before arriving on campus.

Instructions on uploading your undergraduate photo.

Instructions on uploading your graduate photo.

Continuing Students

Continuing students who have lost their cards must visit the Spartan Card office located in the Vaughn Center, room 201. To obtain a replacement card, continuing students must be currently enrolled and bring a government-issued photo ID such as a driver's license, military ID or passport

Spartan Card Office Hours of Operation

Our staff will remain available to assist you during normal business hours via phone and email.

Office email:
Office phone: (813) 253-6296
Location: Vaughn Center, room 201

Regular Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., closed on Friday 

Office hours change to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during Orientation Week and return to the regular schedule at the start of fall semester.

Spartan Card Replacement

If you need to replace your Spartan Card during our off-hours of service, you can check out a temporary access card to your residence hall at Campus Safety. 

Campus Safety: (813) 257-7777,

Dining Services will provide meal vouchers to use until you are able to replace your card. If Dining Services is closed, you may present your SpartanNet bio or UT Simplicity bio as proof of meal plan to a cashier.

Dining Services: Vaughn Center, Room 229, (813) 257-3088,

There is a $20 fee to replace a lost or damaged card. To protect your Spartan Card, please refrain from the following:

  • Direct sunlight
  • Washing or drying
  • Chemicals
  • Bending, twisting or biting
  • Punching holes
  • Scratching the strip of the card
  • Placing it next to magnets
  • Lending it to others
  • Using it as a tool to pry things open

For more information and instructions, call the Spartan Card Office at (813) 253-6296 or email