Get a DukeCard

See the DukeCard home page for DukeCard office locations and hours.

Students:

  • Go to My First DukeCard to submit your photo online.
  • Most students receive their first DukeCards during orientation.
  • You must present a government-issued picture ID (driver's license, passport, military ID, etc.) to receive your first DukeCard
  • There is no fee for your first magnetic stripe only or magnetic stripe plus contactless student DukeCard. You may pay the fee for a replacement card with cash, check, debit, or FLEX, or charge it to your Bursar account.
  • Magnetic stripe cards:
    • $5 fee for replacement card when turning in damaged card
    • $10 feel for replacement card for lost/stolen cards
  • Magnetic stripe plus Contactless cards:
    • $10 fee for replacement cards when turning in damaged card
    • $15 fee for replacement card for lost/stolen cards
  • There is a $10 fee for first student proximity card
    • $10 fee for replacement card when turning in damaged card
    • $15 fee for replacement card for lost/stolen cards

University and health system faculty and staff

  • Permanent, full- and part-time employees are eligible. University faculty and staff obtain their cards from the university DukeCard office at 012 Telcom Building (lower level rear entrance)  (map)  (walking directions) 
  • Health system faculty and staff obtain their cards through the medical center DukeCard office (see contact information).
  • To receive your DukeCard, you must present:
    • a government-issued picture ID (driver's license, passport, military ID, etc.)
    • a valid Duke Unique ID Number (see your department HR representative for more information.)
    • a letter from the hiring department requesting an ID and explaining access required (and listing Duke fund code, if the department is paying for the first card)
  • Your hiring department often pays for your first faculty/staff DukeCard. 
  • Magnetic Stripe card (used by most University employees)
    • $5 fee for initial card
    • $5 fee for replacement cards when turning in damaged card
    • $10 fee for replacement cards for lost/stolen cards
  • Magnetic Stripe plus Contactless card (used by some University employees)
    • $10 fee for initial card
    • $10 fee for replacement cards when turning in damaged card
    • $15 fee for replacement cards for lost/stolen cards
  • Proximity plus magnetic stripe cards (used by some University and most Health System employees)
    • $10 fee for initial card
    • $10 fee for replacement card when turning in damaged card
    • $15 fee for replacement card for lost/stolen cards
  • Magnetic stripe iClass cards (limited and restricted issuance cards)
    • $15 fee for initial card
    • $15 fee for replacement card when turning in damaged card
    • $20 fee for replacement card for lost/stolen cards
  • You may pay the fee for a replacement card with cash, check, debit card or FLEX.

Alumni

  • The Alumni Association issues ID cards to alumni. See the Alumni site for more information. 

Visiting scholars and other sponsored visitors

  • You must be sponsored by a school or department.
  • To receive your DukeCard, you must present:
    • a government-issued picture ID (driver's license, passport, military ID, etc.)
    • a valid Duke Unique ID Number (see your department HR representative for more information.)
    • a letter from the sponsoring department requesting an ID
  • Your hiring department may pay for your first DukeCard. 
  • Magnetic stripe cards:
    • $5 initial fee for magnetic-stripe cards
    • $5 fee for replacement cards when turning in damaged card
    • $10 fee for replacement card for lost/stolen cards
  • Magnetic stripe plus NFC cards:
    • $10 initial fee for magnetic-stripe cards
    • $10 fee for replacement cards when turning in damaged card
    • $15 fee for replacement card for lost/stolen cards
  • Proximity plus magnetic stripe cards
    • $10 fee for initial card
    • $10 fee for replacement card when turning in damaged card
    • $15 fee for replacement card for lost/stolen cards
  • Magnetic stripe iClass cards (limited and restricted issuance cards)
    • $15 fee for initial card
    • $15 fee for replacement card when turning in damaged card
    • $20 fee for replacement card for lost/stolen cards
  • You may pay the fee for a replacement card with cash, check, debit card or FLEX. 

Contractors

  • Cards for contractors are authorized by:
  • Once you have authorization, visit a DukeCard office and present:
    • a government-issued picture ID (driver's license, passport, military ID, etc.)
    • a valid Duke Unique ID Number, obtained through FMD
    • a letter from the appropriate office requesting an ID
  • Contractors pay between $5 and $20, depending on the type of card required
  • Magnetic Stripe card
    • $5 fee for initial card
    • $5 fee for replacement cards when turning in damaged card
    • $10 fee for replacement cards for lost/stolen cards
  • Magnetic Stripe plus Contactless card
    • $10 fee for initial card
    • $10 fee for replacement cards when turning in damaged card
    • $15 fee for replacement cards for lost/stolen cards
  • Proximity plus magnetic stripe cards
    • $10 fee for initial card
    • $10 fee for replacement card when turning in damaged card
    • $15 fee for replacement card for lost/stolen cards
  • Magnetic stripe iClass cards (limited and restricted issuance cards)
    • $15 fee for initial card
    • $15 fee for replacement card when turning in damaged card
    • $20 fee for replacement card for lost/stolen cards
  • You may pay the fee for a replacement card with cash, check, debit card or FLEX.

Spouses

  • Duke Employees and Students:
    • Duke employees and students must sponsor a spouse at the OIT Guest Account website.
    • When that process has been completed and a Duke Unique ID has been issued, the spouse should visit the DukeCard office to obtain the spouse DukeCard
    • The spouse must present a government-issued picture ID (driver's license, passport, military ID, etc.)
  • Magnetic Stripe cards
    • $5 initial fee for magnetic stripe cards
    • $5 fee for replacement cards when turning in the damaged card
    • $10 fee for replacement cards for lost/stolen cards
  • The fee may be paid with cash, check, debit card or FLEX. 

Children of Duke faculty and staff who have family recreation center privileges

  • Duke employees and students must sponsor their children at the OIT Guest Account website.
  • Children 10 to 18 years old may obtain a DukeCard only for individual admission to recreation centers.
    • Children under 10 years old are not eligible to obtain a DukeCard for any reason.
  • Children 16 to 18 years of age must show a valid, government-issued ID.
  • Magnetic Strip cards:
    • $5 initial fee for magentic stripe cards
    • $5 fee for replacement card when damaged card is turned in.
    • $10 fee for replacement card for lost/stolen cards.
  • You may pay the fee for your card with cash, check, debit card or FLEX. 

Summer program attendees

Temporary staff

  • All Duke Temporary Services and Kelly Temporary Services employees must request cards through the medical center DukeCard office (see contact information).
  • Departmental temporary employees for the University may be obtained at the university DukeCard office at 012 Telcom Building (lower level rear entrance)  (map)  (walking directions) 

Volunteers

  • University volunteer DukeCard are obtained at the university DukeCard office at 012 Telcom Building (lower level rear entrance)  (map)  (walking directions) 
  • Health system volunteer DukeCards are obtained at the medical center DukeCard office (see contact information).
    • $5 initial fee for magnetic stripe cards
    • $5 fee for replacement cards when turning in damaged card
    • $10 fee for replacement cards for lost/stolen cards
    • You may pay the fee for your card with cash, check, debit card or FLEX. 

Clergy

  • All requests for cards for clergy must be approved by Pastoral Services, 225 Baker House, 919-684-3586.
  • Clergy cards are produced by the medical center DukeCard office (see contact information).
  • You must present:
    • a government-issued picture ID (driver's license, passport, military ID, etc.)
    • a valid Duke Unique ID Number (see your department HR representative for more information.)
    • a letter from the sponsoring department requesting an ID and explaining access required
    • $5 initial fee for magnetic stripe cards
    • $5 fee for replacement cards when returning damaged card
    • $10 fee for replacement cards for lost/stolen cards
  • You may pay the fee for your card with cash, check, debit card or FLEX.