Identification cards

Cornell students and staff

If you're a Cornell student, a regular, non-academic employee, or non-professorial academic staff, you may use your Cornell ID card.

Visiting students

If you're not a Cornell student and are registered for a class through the School of Continuing Education, stop by B20 Day Hall on or after your first day of class to pick up an ID Request Form.

You'll then take this form to the University Registrar in B07 Day Hall to have your picture taken and to receive your Cornell ID.

There is a $40 charge to replace a lost ID.

NetID activation

You'll need a Cornell NetID to access important Cornell services.

  • When completing your course enrollment form (PDF), please answer "yes" to the question "May we send occasional text messages to your cell phone?"
  • Most students will receive a letter/text from IT@Cornell before they arrive on campus (or before their classes begin). This message will contain information about NetID activation. Please follow the steps right away.
  • If you do not receive this information before arriving on campus (or before your classes begin) or you are studying off campus, contact the IT Service Desk.

You're expected to activate your NetID and Cornell email account immediately upon receipt.