ID Card Eligibility

*PLEASE EMAIL A PHOTO AHEAD OF TIME TO EXPEDITE THE ID PROCESS*

Faculty and Staff

Policy: All benefits eligible faculty and staff are entitled to receive a university ID card.

Procedure: An ID card may be obtained at the ID Office, located in Christmas-Saucon Annex (Bldg. 14A), on, or after, your employment start date (Note: Faculty may obtain their ID cards beginning two weeks prior to their start date, if needed). Please have your LIN (Lehigh Identification Number), and a form of ID available. You may submit a photo ahead of time (see Photo Submission Info), or a photograph will be taken at the ID office, and an ID card will be available immediately following.

Adjunct Professors, Visiting Research Engineers/Scientists/Scholars

Policy: Adjunct and visiting faculty, visiting research engineers, visiting research scientists, and visiting research scholars are entitled to receive a university ID card.

Procedure: After receiving your LIN (Lehigh Identification Number), bring a copy of your offer letter and another form of ID to the ID Office, located in Christmas-Saucon Annex (Bldg. 14A), in order to receive your university ID card. You may submit a photo ahead of time (see Photo Submission Info), or a photograph will be taken at the ID office, and an ID card will be available immediately following.

Wage Employees, Contractors, Consultants

Policy: Wage employees, outside contractors, and consultants are not entitled to receive a university ID card.

Spouse/Domestic Partner

Policy: All spouses/domestic partners of a benefits eligible faculty or staff person are entitled to receive a university ID card.

Procedure: An ID card may be obtained at the ID Office, located in Christmas-Saucon Annex (Bldg. 14A), on, or after, your spouse/domestic partner’s employment start date, provided Human Resources has the appropriate information and it has been updated in their system. Please have your LIN (Lehigh Identification Number), your spouse/domestic partner’s LIN, and a form of ID available. You may submit a photo ahead of time (see Photo Submission Info), or a photograph will be taken at the ID office, and an ID card will be available immediately following.

Retired Faculty and Staff

Policy: All benefits eligible faculty and staff who have retired are entitled to retain their university ID card, or receive a new university ID card.

Procedure: In order to obtain a new card, simply bring your current ID card to the ID Office, located in Christmas-Saucon Annex (Bldg. 14A). A new photograph can be taken upon request, and the new ID card will be available immediately following.

Students – Graduate and Undergraduate

Policy: All currently registered full time, or part time, students are entitled to receive a university ID card.

Procedure: First Year undergraduate students living in university housing, and who have submitted their ID photo in advance, will receive their ID card on move-in day. First Year undergraduate students not living in university housing, and who have submitted their ID photo in advance, will receive their ID cards from the First-Year Experience Office. First Year undergraduate students who have not submitted their photos in advance, and/or those students not receiving their cards at move-in or at the First-Year Experience Office, should contact the ID Office.

Graduate students and summer undergraduate students must wait one day after registering for classes to obtain a university ID card at the ID Office, located in Christmas-Saucon Annex (Bldg. 14A). However, no ID cards will be released prior to one (1) month before the start of classes for the semester the student is registered for, with the exception of those students living in university housing.


More Information

If you have any questions concerning the policies of ID card eligibility, or the procedures of receiving your ID card, please contact the ID Office at 610.758.5843, or email inluid@lehigh.edu.

Upon graduation or withdrawal from the university, or upon termination of employment, your ID card is no longer valid. ID cards remain the property of Lehigh University, and must be surrendered to the University upon request.