ID Card Office

One Card Office@MSU


ID Card Office Late Summer Hours of Operation

Monday, August 17, 2015                             8:30am-4:30pm                

Tuesday, August 18, 2015                             8:30am-4:30pm                

Wednesday, August 19, 2015                      8:30am-4:30pm                

Thursday, August 20, 2015                           8:30am-4:30pm                

Friday, August 21, 2015                                8:30am-4:30pm                

Saturday, August 22, 2015                            Closed                 

Sunday, August 23, 2015                               Closed                 

Monday, August 24, 2015                             8:30am-4:30pm                

Tuesday, August 25, 2015                             8:30am-4:30pm                

Wednesday, August 26, 2015                      8:30am-6:00pm                

Thursday, August 27, 2015                           8:30am-6:00pm                

Friday, August 28, 2015                                8:30am-4:30pm                

Saturday, August 29, 2015                            Closed                 

Sunday, August 30, 2015                               7:30am-5:30pm                 Move In Day

Monday, August 31, 2015                             8:30am-6:00pm       

September 2015         

Tuesday, September 01, 2015                     8:30am-6:00pm                

Wednesday, September 02, 2015               8:30am-6:00pm                

Thursday, September 03, 2015                   8:30am-6:00pm                

Friday, September 04, 2015                         8:30am-4:30pm                

Saturday, September 05, 2015                   Closed                 

Sunday, September 06, 2015                      Closed                 

Monday, September 07, 2015                    Closed  Labor Day Holiday           

Tuesday, September 08, 2015                    8:30am-6:00pm                

Wednesday, September 09, 2015              8:30am-6:00pm                

Thursday, September 10, 2015                   8:30am-6:00pm                

Friday, September 11, 2015                       8:30am-4:30pm


ID Office Hours of Operation while classes are in session:

Monday            8:30am-6:00pm

Tuesday           8:30am-4:30pm

Wednesday      8:30am-4:30pm

Thursday          8:30am-6:00pm

Friday              8:30am-4:30pm

Saturday          Closed

Sunday            Closed


When classes are not in session our hours of operation are 8:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.

Online Card Office

Visit the University's Online Card Office for 24/7 service to:

  • Purchase Red Hawk Dollars with your Visa, Mastercard or Discover
  • Freeze your ID card if it's lost or stolen
  • View your current use of Red Hawk, Flex Dollars and/or meal plan
  • Upload a photo for your ID card. Online Photo Submit           

                 Photos submitted online should be the equivalent to a driver's licesne and passport photo

                 You can smile for your University ID Photo!‌

I.D. Card Policy

Every student/faculty/staff member is required to have a University-issued Photo Identification Card (I.D. Card).  Montclair State University I.D. Cards must be carried at all times while on campus.


Faculty and staff are able to get their ID card processed 24-48 hours after their CWID # has been generated.  Photos can be submitted online or taken in the ID Card Office.

Necessary requirements

In order to obtain an I.D. card:
1) Students registered for the current term 48 hours prior to processing an ID card. You must be currently registered to get a University ID card,
2) Employees must have paperwork fully processed through Human Resources 48 hours prior to processing an ID card,
3) Bring two forms of identification (mandatory one form of photo identification):

  • Valid photo driver's license
  • Passport or 1-20, J1 Visa for International classifications
  • Credit card /debit card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Military I.D.
  • Health insurance card


There is no charge for the initial University I.D. card issued with the exception for alumni. 

Alumni members must first register with the Alumni Office prior to getting an Alumni University photo I.D. card processed and bring the paper alumni card issued.  The first alumni photo I.D. card is $5.00.  Replacement photo I.D.  cards for alumni are the current standard fee, $20.00.

Do not alter the surface or punch holes in the University I.D. card.
If the I.D. card is lost, stolen or damaged, a replacement fee of $ 20.00 will be charged in order to obtain a new card.  The I.D. Card Office cannot accept debit or credit  cards.

Students may pay fees for replacement I.D. cards with cash or Red Hawk Dollars at the I.D. Card office, at the time of replacement, or the fee can be posted to the student billing account. Please review WESS accounts for any updates or changes to billing statements. 

All other card holders must pay cash or Red Hawk Dollars at the time of requesting a replacement I.D. card for either themselves or family members. 

I.D. cards are not transferable and will be confiscated if you are found using someone else's I.D. card.  Violators are subject to judicial action and/or fines of $50.00 or more.

Beginning January 2, 2014 Temporary ID cards and Computer Lab Paper Passes will not be accepted or distributed.  A photo University ID card must be used to access all services affiliated with the University at all times.


I.D. cards are used on campus for the following purposes:

  • Admittance into residence halls, dining facilities, computer lab, pool, gym, field house, and athletic events
  • Library text and video check out
  • Student discounts
  • Use of Meal Plans, Flex Dollars and Red Hawk Dollar accounts
  • Kronos Time Clocks