Undergraduate Students

Card Issuance

Your ID card will be issued during the check-in process at your residence hall.  To ensure your Irish1Card is printed and waiting for you upon arrival, you will need to submit a photo that meets the ID requirements. Incoming fall students will receive communication about the photo submission step as part of the matriculation process. More information can be found here. You must have an active NetID in order to submit a photo.  


The building/facility access you'll need gets automatically assigned to your card. Examples include residence halls doors, RecSports facilities and Hesburgh Library access. A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is required along with your campus ID card when accessing some of the restricted areas. The 4-digit PIN is automatically assigned once your card is printed. Please click here to view or change your PIN and be sure to keep it confidential! Note: To access the PIN page you must be using restricted campus WiFi (eduroam), or be logged into the VPN. Take good care of your card and should you lose it, report it "lost" right away. If you have questions contact the Campus Card Office.  


Residential undergraduate students are able to use the card automatically at the beginning of the semester to access their Gold Plan. No additional card activation, or request is necessary. However, those interested in changing from the Gold to the Blue or Green Plan must do so within the first two weeks of each semester. Further instructions on how to change plans can be found here.  You can check to see the balance of an active meal plan at get.nd.edu.


Your card can be used for making purchases both on and off-campus. The two types of card accounts students use the most are Flex Points and Domer Dollars. Flex Points are loaded onto your card as part of a meal plan and can be used at Campus Dining locations. Domer Dollars is a convenient campus debit account, which allows funds to be added to your card via a credit/debit card. Once added, Domer Dollars can be used to make purchases at all campus retail locations, vending and laundry machines, and select off-campus locations. More information on Domer Dollars can be found here. You can check the balance of these accounts, or view transaction history by logging-in at get.nd.edu.     


There are many campus events that require verification of your campus ID card for entry. You should always be ready to provide your campus ID card for verification, so it's best to have your card with you at all times.     


The South Bend Bus service (Transpo) is available. Students with an active Notre Dame ID card ride for free!