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Student Identification/Action Card

  1. All students at the University must possess a student identification card referred to as the Action Card. A government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, passport, or U.S. military ID, is required to obtain an Action Card.
  2. The Action Card is the property of The University of Alabama and must be returned to University officials upon request. It should be carried at all times. The card is non-transferable. Possession of the card does not guarantee current UA status. Unauthorized use, tampering, or alteration may result in disciplinary action. A lost or stolen Action Card should be reportedly immediately. During regular business hours, students may call Action Card at 205.348.2288 and, after hours or on holidays, UAPD at 205.348.5454.
  3. Students needing new Action Cards will be charged a replacement fee.

Replacement cards are produced at the Action Card Office located in Room 170 Campus Drive Parking Deck (Bus Hub), Monday-Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. If necessary, temporary Action Cards can be obtained at no charge from the Action Card Office during regular business hours or, after hours and on holidays, from UAPD (University of Alabama Police Department) located at 1110 Jackson Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. The contact number for their Dispatch Operator is 205.348.5454. A temporary card allows a student access to his/her card services, including debit accounts, for one week from issuance to allow the student time to locate his/her Action Card. Cardholders are requested to bring their driver’s license, or another form of official ID, such as passport or military ID, when requesting temporary Action Cards. Cardholders with NO PICTURE ID available will be verified against their Action Card picture. When a cardholder obtains a replacement card through the Action Card Office or UAPD, the cardholder will be required to return the temporary card to the Action Card Office or a non-return fee will be assessed. Please note, temporary Action Cards cannot be used for UA student football gameday entrance.

For More Information

For more information, visit the Action Card website.