One Cards are distributed to first year and transfer students during their orientation sessions, and all students must have their valid identification with them during orientation.

All other applicants must come to the UNC One Card Office in person and present proper identification for card issuance. Please be aware that a card fee may apply.  See additional directions below for more information and restrictions.

You will need:

  • A valid picture ID (Driver’s License, State ID Card, Military ID or Passport)
  • A PID (PID Lookup)
  • To be entered into the University’s Student or HR Accounting Systems*
  • To pay a $10-$15 fee (if applicable) for One Card (see table below)
  • Download and Set Up CBORD GET App to upload One Card photo and manage your convenience account, if applicable.
    See more information on photo requirements.

*If you are not sure about the status of your paperwork, contact your HR representative or call the UNC One Card Office to see if you are in the system yet.

Fee Information

User Type First Card Replacement Card
Full-Time Students Included in Student Fee $10.00
Classroom Studies, Part-Time Students $15.00 $10.00
Faculty and Staff Included with Employment $10.00
Temporary Employees $10.00 $10.00
Affiliates $10.00 or by Departmental Agreement $10.00

Additional Directions and Restrictions

Part-Time and Summer School Students

Part-Time students may obtain their One Cards at the UNC One Card Office during the week prior to the beginning of the semester classes, after they are registered for classes at the University.  Please note that Summer Session information is not available to the One Card office until a few days before classes begin.

Graduate and Professional Students

Graduate Students may obtain their One Cards at the UNC One Card Office during the week prior to the beginning of the semester classes, after they are registered for classes at UNC.

Professional Students will have their One Cards made at scheduled times that are set up by their department coordinator with the One Card Office.

Post-Docs and Visiting Scholars

Post-Docs and Visiting Scholars may obtain a UNC One Card in person at the UNC One Card Office when all information has been processed by Employee Records (EPA Web – if paid by University payroll – or Affiliate System, if not paid by University payroll).

Faculty and Staff

All faculty and permanent staff may obtain a UNC One Card in person at the UNC One Card Office when all information (PID assignment, etc.) has been processed by employee records through ConnectCarolina.

Temporary Employees

Temporary Employees who work 40 hours a week may obtain a UNC One Card in person at the UNC One Card Office. The Temporary Employee should be entered into ConnectCarolina or bring a letter on departmental letterhead signed by the department head or supervisor that describes the position, explains why the card is needed, and includes an expiration date.

Affiliates

Affiliates who are not on University payroll need to have their HR Representative create their profile in the Affiliate system.  After the HR Representative receives confirmation of PID creation, these affiliates can go to the One Card Office in person and apply for their One Card.