SlugCard is your UCSC student ID card

Submit your photo for your UCSC SlugCard in the Slug Orientation April Course. Submit your photo early to enter to win a $200 gift certificate to the campus bookstore!

Within a week of submitting your statement of intent to register, you will receive the link to submit your SlugCard photo. Follow the photo submission requirements carefully to get your photo submission approved.

SlugCard is your passport to all things slug. The SlugCard:

  • is the official UC Santa Cruz photo identification card
  • is active only when students are enrolled and have paid for the quarter
  • is part of the student record
  • identifies the cardholder as a UC Santa Cruz student to all faculty and staff at UCSC, and other UC campuses
  • is your library card
  • is your bus pass for city buses
  • gives you access to physical education and recreation facilities
  • is your dining hall card (if you have a meal plan)
  • is your entry access to on-campus housing facilities

A government-issued photo ID (ex. Driver’s License, Passport, Military ID, etc.) is required to pick up your SlugCard in September during move-in/Fall Welcome Week.

We recommend that you get (or confirm that you have) a government-issued photo ID before September.