First year Stanford Biosciences students in class

New Student Photo Identification and Building Access

As a new student, you must obtain a Stanford Student ID Card and Stanford Hospital Photo ID Badge. Please see instructions below. If you have specific questions or concerns after reviewing this information, you may contact Monica Devlin, Assistant Director of Graduate Education.

1. Stanford University Student ID Card

As a new student, you must get a Stanford ID card. You may upload a photo as soon as your SUNet ID and password are set up. The online process is convenient and will allow your card to be waiting for you when you arrive on campus.

Submit your photo here.

The Campus Card (known as the Stanford ID Card, University ID, or Student ID) serves as an identification card and an electronic key card controlling access to:

  • Access campus libraries and recreational facilities
  • Obtain student health services
  • Purchase tickets for athletic events
  • Buy books, food, goods, and services at various campus locations

Campus Card Services Office

ID Cards are issued by the Campus Card Office, located in Tresidder Union at 459 Lagunita Drive (2nd floor, next to the Ticket Office). For more information, submit a HelpSU request, or call 650-498-CARD or (8-2273).

Campus Card Services website

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2. Stanford Hospital Photo ID Badge

As a Biosciences PhD Student you will be required to carry a Stanford Hospital Photo ID while at the School of Medicine Campus, Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucille Packard Children's Hospital.

IMPORTANT: The Stanford Hospital Photo ID will allow you badge access into School of Medicine buildings such as Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC) and the Medical School Office Building. This card is for your own use. It's not to be loaned or passed to anyone at any time.


  1. Go to the Stanford Hospital Photo ID Office to obtain your badge.
  2. Let the Photo ID administrators know you're on a list sent by the Office of Graduate Education (by John Bray and Terrance Mayes).
  3. Bring proof of identification (e.g. Driver's License, Passport).
  4. You will be asked to sign the Hospital Photo ID & Agreement Form.
  5. Your photo will be taken and your ID badge printed on site.

Location & hours

The Photo ID Office is located in the Security Department at Stanford Hospital.

Office Hours: 7:30am-4:30pm (M-F). Contact number 650-498-6290.

Click here for map to the Stanford Hospital Photo ID Office, labeled on this map as "Lost and Found," on the basement/ground level.

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3. Li Ka Shing Center Access

Stanford Biosciences PhD students are granted building access to the Li Ka Shing Center, including fourth floor access to the student lounge, study rooms, and fitness center. Access to the fourth floor is exclusive to Stanford Medicine Medical Students, Masters Students, and Biosciences Graduate Students.

When you receive your Stanford Hospital Photo ID, you will be granted access to the LKSC fourth floor; badge access is required in order to take the elevator to the fourth floor.

Stanford University Athletics Waiver Form & LKSC Fitness Center Rules

LKSC's Fitness Center is a 24-hr badge access facility. Stanford University Athletics requires you to complete the LKSC Fitness Center Waiver Form in order to receive LKSC Fitness Center access.

After receiving your Stanford Hospital ID Badge, submit the LKSC Fitness Waiver Form by September 21, 2015.

LKSC Resources

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