June 25, 2007
By Anita Martin
Students and employees of some regional campuses can begin picking up or requesting their new Ohio University identification cards this week. The cards feature a new design and for security reasons no longer contain Social Security numbers.
Individuals should contact their recarding office to confirm when ID cards for their campus will be available, said Leo Chimo of the Office of Information Technology. Regional campus recarding locations are:
- Chillicothe, Admissions Office, Bennett Hall, 740-774-7240
- Eastern, Student Services, 105 Shannon Hall, 740-699-2517
- Lancaster, Student Services, 332 Brasee Hall, 740-654-6711, x215
- Pickerington, Pickerington Center, 614-367-9371
- Proctorville Center, follow instructions for Southern Campus
- Southern, Student Center, Collins Building, 740-533-4600
- Zanesville, Learning Advancement Center, 116 Elson Hall, 740-588-1510
Incoming freshmen on regional campuses will have photos taken for ID cards during their campus orientation unless otherwise specified by their campus. Currently enrolled students and employees who are away during the summer can pick up their updated cards upon returning to campus.
Some individuals, such as students who have not yet registered for the fall quarter, new employees and employees who do not have a photo on file, will need to have photos taken when they request their new ID cards. After requesting the new ID, individuals should allow about one to two weeks for the new card to be printed and delivered to the regional recarding location.
When obtaining new ID cards, returning students and employees are asked to hand in their old cards. Individuals new to campus or who cannot locate their old cards must bring a driver's license or another photo ID, such as a passport.
Because current cards contain Social Security numbers, regional campus recarding locations will collect and shred old cards when holders receive their new ones. The new ID cards instead identify the holder on the basis of a nine-digit personal identification number, or PID, and a unique, computer-generated 16-digit number encoded on the back. Individuals can look up their PIDs online by visiting https://portal.finance.ohiou.edu/mypid.
Ohio University ID cards are used primarily for library checkout on regional campuses and also may be required for entry to some computer labs and other facilities.
For more information about updated identification cards, including card replacement policy and frequently asked questions, go to http://technology.ohio.edu/idcards/.