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Student RUconnection ID Cards

Cardholder Access
The RUconnection ID card provides student access to:

 

  • Rutgers University Libraries
  • Rutgers University Computer Labs
  • Athletics & Recreation Center
  • Camden Meal Plans
  • RU Express Funds
  • Student discounts offered on events on sale at the IMPACT Booth
  • Campus Buildings and Other Facilities

First Year Undergraduate and Graduate Students

 

Fall Semester

 

  • ID cards can be issued at the IMPACT Booth during regular operating hours at any time after August 1.
  • Photos can be taken between June 1 and August 1, but a card cannot be issued until after August 1.
  • Students must be officially admitted to the University and issued an RUID number by Admissions.
  • Students must be actively registered for the current term and term bills must be activated (payments applied) by Student Accounting.
  • Students must present a valid government-issued form of photo ID (driver's license, passport, state/county/military ID, birth certificate, social security card).
  • There is no fee charged for the first issue of the card. A replacement fee of $15 applies to lost, stolen or intentionally damaged cards.
  • Students should be issued an ID card prior to September 15.

Spring Semester

 

  • ID cards can be issued at the IMPACT Booth during regular operating hours after January 1.
  • Students must be officially admitted to the University and issued an RUID number.
  • Students must be actively registered for the current term and term bills must be activated (payments applied) by Student Accounting.
  • Students must present a valid government-issued form of photo ID (driver's license, passport, state/county/military ID, birth certificate, social security card).
  • There is no fee charged for the first issue of the card. A replacement fee of $15 applies to lost, stolen or intentionally damaged cards.
  • Spring students should be issued an ID card prior to February 5.

 

New Undergraduate and Graduate Students living in Camden Residence Halls

 

  • ID cards can be issued at the IMPACT Booth during regular operating hours at any time after August 1 (Fall) or January 1 (Spring).
  • Extended operating hours will be offered during move-in periods.
  • Students must present a valid government-issued form of photo ID (driver's license, passport, state/county/military ID, birth certificate, social security card).
  • For access to the Residence Halls, the student ID card must be obtained the date of move in, or prior to the expiration date of temporary ID cards issued by Residence Life.
  • There is no fee charged for the first issue of the card. A replacement fee of $15 applies to lost, stolen or intentionally damaged cards.

 

Graduate Student Employees serving as Teaching and Graduate Assistants

 

  • Please note that TA's and GA's are eligible to receive student ID cards only. TA/GA students are not eligible to receive a Faculty/Staff ID card.

Continuing Students
Continuing undergraduate and graduate students who need to have their RUconnection Card reissued due to expiration or a change in student status may do so at any time.

 

Renewal of a Student RUconnection Card

 

  • ID cards can be issued at the IMPACT Booth during regular operating hours at any time after August 1 (Fall) or January 1 (Spring).
  • Students must be actively registered for the current term and term bills must be activated (payments applied) by Student Accounting.
  • Students must present a valid government-issued form of photo ID (driver's license, passport, state/county/military ID, birth certificate, social security card).
  • No fee will be charged with the return of your current or expired RUconnection Card.
  • A replacement fee of $15 applies to lost, stolen or intentionally damaged cards.
  • Fall students should be issued their ID card prior to September 15.
  • Spring students should be issued their ID card prior to February 5.

Summer Session and Winterim Students
Summer/Winter Session RUconnection Cards are issued to non-Rutgers students enrolled in classes. Obtaining a RUconnection Card is required for access to certain facilities and services. With an ID card, summer and winter session students have access to Rutgers University Libraries, Rutgers University Computer Labs, and Athletics & Recreation Center.

  • Summer/Winter Session ID cards can be issued at the IMPACT Booth during regular operating hours during the first week of each summer or winter term.
  • Students must be actively registered for the current term and term bills must be activated (payments applied) by Student Accounting.
  • Students must present a valid government-issued form of photo ID (driver's license, passport, state/county/military ID, birth certificate, social security card).
  • Summer/Winter ID cards are valid for one session only.

 

Alumni
RUconnection Cards are not issued to Rutgers alumni. Alumni Relations issues an Alumni ID Card for such individuals to access various university services and facilities. For more information, contact the Camden Alumni Office by phone at 856.225.6028 or write to Camden Alumni Office, 411 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ 08102.

RU Express
RU Express is a cash-free alternative that works like a debit card. When making a purchase at any participating location, simply swipe your RUconnection ID card through the reader and the appropriate funds will be electronically deducted from your personal RU Express account. Your remaining balance is displayed each time you use your card, and deposits may be added to your account anytime throughout the semester with a Visa or Mastercard. RU Express is quick, convenient, safe and hassle-free. Balances roll over from year to year, and RU Express accounts may be used year-round. For more information, visit the RU Express website.

RU Express funds can be used at any of the following retail locations:

On Campus

  • Rutgers-Camden New Dining Facility
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Deliberations Snack Bar at the Camden Law School
  • Armitage Hall Snack Counter
  • Campus Vending Machines
  • Bursar's Office
  • The Corner Convenience Store
  • IMPACT Booth
  • Health Services
  • Parking & Transportation Services
  • University District Bookstore
  • Residence Hall Laundry

Off Campus
COMING SOON, students may use their RU Express funds at the following off-campus locations in Camden City.

  • Victor's Pub, Cooper & Delaware Ave.
  • 6th Street Mini Mart
  • Salad Work, 3rd Street
  • Additional off-campus merchants will be announced shortly

Creating/Managing Your RU Express Account
To create a new account or to add funds to an existing account, contact the Camden Bursar's office at 856.225.6021 or manage your RU Express account online.

 

 

Lost/Replacement ID Cards
You must be currently registered/employed and present a valid government-issued form of photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc.) to pick up your lost RUconnection Card, or to have it reissued or replaced.

Lost/Stolen Cards
To report a card lost or stolen, immediately log into RU Express Online and suspend your card so no one else can access your accounts or services. You can reactivate your card via the same website should you find it before having it replaced.

Second, check your Rutgers email. If your RUconnection Card is found and returned to one of our offices, a notification will be sent to your main Rutgers email address. You must come to the office that is holding your card with a government-issued photo ID (driver's license or passport) to retrieve it. There is no fee to retrieve your card. Please note that we cannot refund the fee for replacement cards already issued.

If you find a lost RUconnection Card, please return it to the IMPACT Booth or mail the card to Rutgers University, IMPACT Booth, Camden Campus Center, 326 Penn Street, Camden, NJ 08102. The IMPACT Booth can also be reached at ruimpact@camden.rutgers.edu or 856.225.6161.

Damaged Cards
RUconnection Cards worn or damaged due to normal use are reprinted and replaced free of charge upon the presentation of ALL pieces of the old card. Assessment of damage will be at the sole discretion of the IMPACT Booth. If damage appears intentional, or if all pieces are not surrendered, a $15 replacement fee will apply.

Punching of holes (for lanyard, keychain, etc.) on the RUconnection Card is strictly prohibited. The reissuing of such cards is subject to the $15 replacement fee.

Name/Status Change
Your RUconnection Card will be reissued due to a legal name change or a change in your status (new department, change of schools or class year, change of employment status, etc.), at no charge. Visit any RUconnection Card Office to exchange your old card for an updated one. Data changes must be in effect in the registrar or payroll system at the time of issuance. All replacement cards are issued with existing system data and photos.

ID Card Replacement with Fee Payment
You may pay the ID replacement fee at the IMPACT Booth in the lobby of the Campus Center.

Individuals who pay a replacement fee for a new ID card will have an opportunity to take a new photo, providing that they also present a government-issued photo ID. Otherwise, the ID Card will be reissued with the existing photo on file.

 

 

 

Important Disclaimers - Please Read
All RUconnection Cards are official government-issued identification cards and remain the property of Rutgers University, regardless of any replacement fees paid. Rutgers University reserves the right to confiscate and destroy all inactive cards.

The type of ID Card issued is dependent on your primary role at the university. You are permitted to have only one active RUconnection Card at any time.

Replacement cards will not be issued without another form of photo identification. If your wallet was lost or stolen, you may need to replace other forms of ID, such as your driver's license, before being able to obtain a replacement ID Card.

All previously issued ID Cards will be rendered inactive and will not be reactivated under any circumstances. Reissuing lost replacement cards requires the payment of additional replacement fees.

Please note a government-issued photo ID is required. Acceptable government IDs include a driver's license, passport, state/county/military ID*, birth certificate, and a Social Security card.

 

*We may request a secondary ID

RUconnection Cards are non-transferable, and remain the property of Rutgers University regardless of any replacement fees paid. We reserve the right to confiscate and destroy all fraudulently used, or inactive cards. Reactivation or reissue of confiscated ID cards are subject to the current ID replacement fee. You may also be subject to institutional sanctions or criminal penalties.

Falsifying information in order to obtain an RUconnection Card is identity fraud and may subject you to prosecution to the full extent of the law.