The DukeCard is the official ID for Duke students, faculty and staff. It is needed for accessing university buildings and can be used for payment at participating Duke facilities. Students can download the mobile card on their phone or get a physical card.
Your first DukeCard is free. To get your first DukeCard, you must:
- Submit your photo online (valid NetID required)
- Present a valid government-issued picture ID (driver's license, passport, or military ID)
- Have been issued a Duke Unique ID
- Pay the required fee for your DukeCard
If you need a physical DukeCard, you need to make an appointment to get it from the DukeCard office.
DukeCard Office’s COVID-Related Changes
See the DukeCard Office’s website for details on these changes:
- Online photo submission required
- Office open by appointment only
- Request forms move online
- Cash and checks no longer accepted as payment for DukeCard
FAQs about DukeCards
I graduated from a Duke master’s program and am starting my PhD study at Duke. If I still have my DukeCard, do I need to get a new one?
An individual only needs to get a new card if the program name printed on the DukeCard would change. If the card says “Graduate School” in the bottom left corner of your card, there is nothing more you need to do at this time.
What if I need a Proxy card?
Due to the current situation, all incoming students will receive an NFC contactless + Prox DukeCard. This will allow students to have the card type they will need for all access areas across campus should they need it. Those students needing lab access or special access assignments will now have the card they need from the beginning.
In order to get the access they need for labs, students should contact the lab manager to add the access as they normally would. The only change now is that the lab manager will email firstname.lastname@example.org to request that the prox number be active for university access to labs. The email will need a picture attached of the back of the student DukeCard with the prox number, so the DukeCard office can see the number and key it into the access system correctly.
If I will NOT be on campus at this time, do I still need to apply for a DukeCard?
The DukeCard Office recommends all incoming students submit a photo to make sure they can download the mobile DukeCard, and to ensure the card will be ready when they arrive on campus. The photo may also be used by professors for class rosters.
If you have additional questions or concerns please contact the DukeCard Office at (919) 684-5800 or email@example.com.