NYU Card

Every member of the Tandon School of Engineering community, including staff, receives an NYU Card, our photo identification card. Use your NYU Card to:

  • Gain access to the Tandon School of Engineering buildings
  • Borrow books from the Dibner library
  • Pay for meal charges in the cafeteria
  • Access the gym and the fitness center
  • Pay for copies made in the print shop

For answers to questions about your NYU Card that aren’t given on this page, please go the NYU Card & Campus Cash page or visit the NYU Tandon Card Office: 2 MetroTech Center, 1st Floor,

I Lost My NYU Card. How Do I Replace It?

  • Go to the Bursar Office and pay $25 for a replacement card
. You will receive a receipt for your payment.
  • Bring your receipt to the NYU Tandon Card Center office (2 MetroTech Center, 1st Floor) where you will be issued a new card. Their Office Hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm.

Which Tandon School of Engineering Buildings Will My NYU Card Let Me Into?

With a valid NYU Card, you can access the following buildings depending on your role within the Tandon School of Engineering community:

Rogers Hall 
(including Jacobs Academic Building and Jacobs Building)

  • Currently registered students
  • Active employees
  • Non-School of Engineering students with a meal plan

Dibner Building

  • Currently registered students
  • Active employees

Othmer Residence Hall

  • Current dorm occupants

2 MetroTech Center (9th & 10th Floor)

  • Currently registered students
  • Active employees

15 MetroTech Center (6th Floor)

  • Currently registered students
  • Active employees

Paying for Food with Your NYU Card

Students Living in the Othmer Residence Hall

Your NYU Card will automatically be filled with money for purchases in the Jasper Kane Cafeteria. The amount will depend on the type of room you have (apartment or suite) and will be charged to your tuition bill. Contact the Bursar Office for details.

Students Living Off-Campus, Staff, and Faculty

You can deposit money on your NYU Card for use in the Jasper Kane Cafeteria in two ways:

  • Pay by cash: Use the Value Transfer Stations located in the cafeteria. (Only $5, $10 and $20 bills are accepted.)
  • Pay by credit or debit card: Use Campus Cash on-line by logging into your NYU Home (home.nyu.edu) account, click on the NYU Life tab and locate the Campus Cash and Meal Plan Management channel. Cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Guidelines for Using Your NYU Card

  • Do NOT lend your NYU Card to another person; you are responsible for any charges made on the card
  • Your card can be confiscated for misuse and you are required to pay a $25 fee for a replacement card. 
  • You MUST swipe your ID card at a card scanner when you enter a Tandon School of Engineering building