UNH ID cards are provided by the Dining ID Office for students who have paid the UNH mandatory fees and for benefits eligible faculty/staff. Your ID card is used for identification purposes on campus and is used for conducting transactions of the University of New Hampshire business and more. There are no fees for your initial ID card.
Getting Your First ID Card:
First year students will have their photo taken and receive their UNH ID card during First Year Orientation each June. Students who are unable to attend Orientation can pick up their ID card at the Dining ID Office in room 211 of the Memorial Union Building. ID cards may also be picked up in the summer during registration appointments.
All other students or benefits eligible Faculty/Staff can get their photo ID at the Dining ID Office as well, please bring a photo ID with you.
If an ID card is needed for an adjunct UNH employee, their department must request permission from Human Resources to obtain a photo ID.
Why You Need a UNH ID Card:
Your UNH ID card is important to the campus. It allows you to get check out books at the library, gives you access to the fitness center, and gets you into your dorm. Your ID card is also used for Dining Dollar and Cat's Cache purchases as it holds the fund balances and works like a debit card.
Lost ID Card/Protecting Yourself:
Replacing your ID card is of no charge if due to normal wear and tear as determined by the Dining ID Office. If you misplace your ID card, we recommend that you go online to suspend activity immediately by logging onto your Blackboard account at https://blackboard.unh.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp then click on the Cat's Cache tab and then choose Suspend Card. Then fill out an online form to request a replacement and we will call or email you when your new ID is ready for pick up at the Dining ID Office.
Only balances of meals, Dining Dollars, Cat's Cache and guest passes on the card at the time it is suspended can be protected. No temporary cards will be issued. Until your ID card is replaced, you will not have access to your balances of any funds. Anytime meal plan holders can still access the dining halls using the hand scanners and typing in their student id number.
The owner of the ID card is responsible for its security and proper use and subject to a $25 fine for its unauthorized use.
International Student ID Card:
Students or teachers traveling abroad can get information about ISIC, IYTC and ITIC cards. For more information....