Photo: ID Cards

ID Cards

ID Card Care

  • Do not crimp, bend or twist card.
  • Do not leave in direct sunlight, for example on the dash of a car.
  • Do not expose to extreme heat or flame, like clothes dryers or clothes iron.
  • Do not expose to organic solvents, thinners, mineral spirits, etc.
  • Do not machine wash.
  • Do not immerse in alcohol, Isopropyl, ethanol, methyl, etc.
  • Do not punch a slot or hole.
  • Do not use as an ice scraper or scraping tool.
  • Do not re-laminate.
  • Do not bite.
  • Do not pound with a pen or tool.
  • Do not use for any other purpose other than for access control or identification.

Due to the sensitive electronics within the card, DO NOT PUNCH HOLES ANYWHERE IN THE CARD. This could damage the chip and/or internal antenna and disable the card. If a card is damaged or lost, the replacement fee is $20.

Residence Hall Access

The JBU ID card is used for a variety of services, including the dining hall, health complex, library and chapel attendance. It is also used to gain entrance to the external doors of many of the residence halls. This is part of a new safety and security system that was activated in the spring of 2009.

To enter a residence hall, simply pass the ID in front of the card reader to unlock the door. The card readers are small black boxes mounted by the exterior entrances. When the card is successfully read, the red light on top of the card reader will turn green and the door will unlock.

To leave the residence hall, sensors at the door will allow you to exit the building as normal. If, for some reason, the door does not unlock automatically when exiting, press the green exit button located next to the door.

Your room key is used to open your internal room, but is not used to open the external door to the residence hall. The external entrances will be locked at all times when the system is activated. It will be necessary to keep your ID with you whenever you leave the residence hall to be able to gain entrance.

Residents of each building will have 24-hour access with their ID card. Other undergraduate students (who are not residents of that building), faculty and staff may use their ID cards to enter the building during visitation and lobby hours (see below).

Lobby Hours

Daily from 10 a.m. to midnight
The main door of each residence hall will be accessible to all undergraduate students, faculty and staff.

Visitation Hours

Monday through Thursday from 7– 10 p.m. – per residence hall weekly schedule
Monday – Hutcheson Hall; Tuesday – J. Alvin; Wednesday – Walker; Thursday – Mayfield
All doors will be accessible to all undergraduate students, faculty and staff.
Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight.
All doors will be accessible to all undergraduate students, faculty and staff.

Questions about the JBU ID card may be directed to Campus Safety or Residence Life.

Replacement ID Card

How do I get my first JBU ID Card, or a replacement ID card?

Due to calls for service, campus safety officers are in and out of the office, so it’s best to make an appointment, that way you don’t show up and there is no one in the office to assist you. Email CampusSafety@jbu.edu to schedule an appointment. For your initial card, you will need your JBU ID number IN WRITING. We will not make a first card if you are only able to give us your ID number verbally.

For replacement cards, you do not need your ID number because they can be looked up by name. If you want to keep the same picture, we can print a new card and send it to you via the campus post office. If you want a new picture, you’ll have to make an appointment to go to the campus safety office to sit for the new photo. For students, the replacement fee is $20 which is posted to your account.

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