Your first Cardinal Card is FREE!
The online photo submission process is only open for students receiving their very first card. Our Cardinal Cards do not expire so if you have received a Cardinal Card at the University before there will be a replacement fee and your new photo must be taken in our office.
Fall Semester: We start issuing student cards on the first business day in August for students enrolled in classes for Fall.
Spring Semester: We start issuing student cards on the first business day after Fall commencement for students who are enrolled in classes for Spring.
Summer Semester: We start issuing student cards on the first business day in May for students who are enrolled in classes for Summer.
The Cardinal Card is the official identification card for the University of Louisville students, faculty, and staff.
Please visit one of our office locations if you need to obtain a Cardinal Card. Please note: The very first Cardinal Card you receive from the University is FREE. All replacement cardinal cards for students, faculty, and staff are $15.00 while replacements cardinal cards for contract vendors are $20.
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.
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