Tufts University ID Cards
Your Tufts University ID Card has many functions. It is used as a form of identification at Tufts as well as access to both magnetic-swipe and fob (tap) access to campus locations such as residence halls. It is your library card and it is used in the dining halls for meal plans. It can be used in conjunction with JumboCash to pay for meals, books, laundry and vending machines, parking permits, and other necessities at many on-campus and off-campus locations.
The majority of students receive their Tufts University ID card during First-Year Orientation and matriculation. The majority of transfer students, graduate students, and all others not present during first-year orientation should go to the University Police station on their respective campus to be issued a University ID card.
Staff and faculty must first complete and submit their Human Resources paperwork before being issued a University ID. The employee must also have been assigned an employee ID number by human resources after the submission of all paperwork. Please be aware that the new-hire paperwork takes at least 24 hours to process. After an employee ID number has been assigned, staff and faculty should go to the University Police station on their respective campus during business hours to receive their University ID.
Affiliates are those people who are neither paid employees of Tufts University, nor enrolled as students, but who have a legitimate purpose at the university and require an ID card and/or parking permit. This group includes contractors, visiting faculty/researchers, and employees of Tufts Medical Center who require a Tufts University ID card. See Affiliate ID Authorization Process for more details.
- Departments having an affiliate that requires either an ID card or a Tufts parking permit shall submit the affiliate’s information to their eReg Administrator. Typically this person is part of the IT support organization or the Frontline Support Provider (FSP).
- The eReg Administrator will enter this information into the eReg system.
- Identification data entered into eReg will be automatically submitted to Public Safety within one hour of when the affiliates information is entered into the eReg system. At that time the affiliate will be able to obtain an ID card and parking permit.
- Affiliates entered into eReg will remain active for up to one year. Affiliates remaining at Tufts for longer than 12 months will need to be renewed at least annually. The eReg Administrator who entered the affiliate will receive an expiration notice at least 30 days before the affiliation expires.
Affiliates entered into the eReg system will be eligible to receive an Affiliate Tufts ID card that will expire on the same date as their affiliation expiration. To receive their initial Tufts Affiliate ID card the affiliate should go to the University Police station on their respective campus during business hours at least one hour after the eReg record has been entered in order to receive their Tufts University Affiliate ID card. Renewal of Affiliate status should be done through the department’s FSP. Once the affiliate has been extended their access rights will be renewed remotely.