Card Office/Photo ID

Your Mason ID card is your official university ID card and your key to life on campus!

The Mason ID card is the all-in-one card to access your Mason Money, meal plan, campus facilities, athletic events, and more. Your first Mason ID is free. If treated properly, the card will last your entire stay at Mason. There is a $20 replacement fee for lost, damaged and stolen cards.

Mason Square Card Office

Van Metre Hall, Suite 220
(located in the Campus Administration suite)

Hours of Operation

Monday By appointment only. Contact to schedule.
Tuesday Noon to 7 p.m.
Wednesday      Noon to 7 p.m.
Thursday Noon to 7 p.m.
Friday By appointment only. Contact to schedule.

How to Obtain Your ID at Mason Square

In order to print a Mason ID: 

  • Students: must be registered for the current semester. 
  • Faculty/staff, contract employees, and affiliates: must complete the electronic approval hiring process in Banner.

Step 1: Upload Photos Online 

Log in to the Online Mason Card Office and upload: 

  • One valid government-issued photo ID (i.e. current driver’s license, military ID, permanent resident card, passport) 
  • One headshot that meets the photo guidelines

Don’t want to upload your photo online? Stop by during office hours and have your picture taken and ID printed. 

Step 2: Submit for Approval 

Approval notice will be sent to the applicant's Mason email within 7-10 business days. The denied reason will be provided if rejected, and another photo can be submitted. 

Step 3: Pick Up Your Mason ID 

Call the Mason Square card office, 703-993-2095, to request it be printed. Bring a government photo ID and your G number for pickup during our normal operating hours.  

Mobile Mason ID

Mobile Mason ID

Now Available on Your iOS and Android Devices 

Skip the line and activate the Mason Mobile ID on your devices, a convenient and quick way to access all your campus services on your smartphones and Apple Watch, the same way as a physical Mason ID.