Welcome

Your first Cardinal Card is FREE!

COVID-19 changes – Virtual Orientation Students and Virtual Transfer/Adult Students are strongly encouraged to submit your online photo no later than 07/31/2020 and visit the Cardinal Card office before the start of the fall semester to pick it up. After 7/x31/2020 you may visit our office during business hours to have your photo taken in person.

Students who are registered for the Fall 2020 semester may receive their card in our office beginning August 3rd, Spring 2021 beginning December 14th, and Summer 2021 beginning May 1st.  Students must be registered in the current semester at least one day prior to getting a Cardinal Card.  Employees must be entered in the payroll system at least one day prior to getting a card.


The Cardinal Card is the official identification card for the University of Louisville students, faculty, and staff.

What can I do with my Cardinal Card?

Please visit one of our office locations if you need to obtain a replacement card.  All replacement cards are $15.00.

Cardholders are responsible for purchases made on lost or stolen cards before the card is reported lost or stolen either online or to the Cardinal Card Office (502-852-7520).  If a card is not reported lost or stolen, the cardholder is responsible for all purchases made on their lost or stolen card.