The DownstateCard

DownstateCard office is a unit of the University Police. Your new DownstateCard will function as your new ID badge and a key to many campus systems that currently require a separate card. You will find images and complete descriptions of each of the three types of cards currently issued by the DownstateCard office below.

Permanent DownstateCard

This type is issued to all enrolled students and all permanent paid staff. 

Downstate Card






Temporary DownstateCard

This card looks similar to the permanent card, but does not have an embedded computer chip. It has an expiration date and must be renewed annually. It is issued to all temporary and non-paid staff and affiliated organization staff. If you wish to open a DownstateCard debit account, your card will be upgraded to a SmartCard at no additional cost.

Limited Access DownstateCard

This card does not have a picture of the campus on the background. It is issued to persons in most short term affiliated categories such as visiting students, research student assistants, contractors, etc.