University Cards are supplied automatically to all students. Staff and visitors must apply for a card through their College or Department.
NB: If you apply in person to Bodleian Admissions, the card you get will not give any entitlement to services provided by IT Services.
Retired staff who are in receipt of a University pension can apply directly for a card. A fee is charged for retiree cards.
When a new University Card is issued it triggers the Single-Sign On (SSO) account creation process. In most cases a Nexus mailbox and one or more email addresses will be created as well.
In College the University Card is used for:
- Proof of identity
- Borrowing books from the Library
- Electronic Door access – eg Library, Late Gates, Annexes
- “Paying” for meals through the servery
- getting discounts in shops and cafes (eg discount on drinks in the Weston Library cafe!)
Learn more about the University Card here – https://help.it.ox.ac.uk/card-and-it-service-entitlements