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ID Services

If an ID card becomes lost or stops working, the ID Services Office can provide students, faculty, and staff with a new or replacement ID.

ID Services will not punch holes in cards.  Individuals are encouraged to utilize an ID Card holder.  If a hole is punched in a card and the card stops working, the card is damaged.  Students are charged for damaged card replacements.


When an ID needs to be replaced, replacement costs are billed directly to WPI student accounts.

The costs are $30 for undergraduate students and $15 for graduate students; ID replacement is free for faculty and staff. Payment is not accepted onsite.



Location & Hours of Operation

The ID Services Office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, and is located in room 102 on the first floor of East Hall.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long will it take to get a replacement ID? We make replacements on the spot; it shouldn’t take longer than five minutes.
  • How is payment made? All charges are made to the student account.
  • When will I see the charge on my account? Charges happen at the beginning of each month.
  • Will I be charged for my replacement ID? Students will be charged for all lost and damaged IDs.
  • My RFID stopped working—what happened? The RFID could stop working for a variety of reasons. The most common reason is misuse of the ID, and in most cases, the student will be charged for a replacement. Remember to keep your ID away from magnets, cell phones, and any other electronics. We suggest getting a holder for your ID.
  • When won’t I be charged for a replacement? In most cases, you won’t be charged if your ID looks like it did the day it was issued and it is your very first replacement.

Card Access Policy

The Card Access policy helps WPI provide the highest degree of security possible for students, faculty, staff, and guests. For more information, including responsibilities of ID holders, visit the Card Access Policy page.

WPI Goatbucks

Goatbucks are a convenient way to pay for food, services, and bookstore purchases using your WPI ID card. Customers receive a 10% discount at all dining locations on campus (excluding Dunkin' Donuts in the Campus Center). There is no minimum balance required in your Goatbucks account; you can add as little as $25, and it appears immediately on your account if you use the GET website or app.  Learn more or get Goatbucks today.