Eagle ID Card Terms and Policies

Eagle ID Card Terms & Policies

For further questions, contact smile@fgcu.edu or  visit the Eagle ID Card Office in the Enrollment Services Center on the first floor of McTarnaghan Hall.

ID Card Terms of Use

All FGCU Eagle ID cards are the property of Florida Gulf Coast University and are provided for appropriate identification purposes and access to products and services. The card is not transferable and is valid as long as the cardholder continues his/her specific affiliation with the University. Any misuse, alteration, or fabrication of the card may subject the cardholder to revocation of the card and may result in disciplinary action by the University.

FGCU Eagle ID cards will be issued under the individual’s University Identification Number (UIN), which is printed on the face of the card. Cards are issued by the Eagle ID Card Office. 

Off-site students and employees must come to the FGCU Main Campus to pick up an FGCU Eagle ID card upon successful ID photo submission. Distance Learning students and employees residing outside our five-county area (Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, Collier, Glades) can contact the University Eagle ID Card Office first to request a link to the online photo submission and will be mailed an official Eagle ID Card.

Only one FGCU Eagle ID card is issued to each person. Cards are issued based on an individual’s primary affiliation at FGCU. There is a hierarchy in the system that determines an individual’s primary affiliation.

If an individual is affiliated with FGCU in more than one way, the designation on their Eagle ID card will reflect the affiliation closest to the bottom of the list below. 

card issuance to: DESIGNATION
Applicants for admission STUDENT
Courtesy/Emeritus EMPLOYEE 
Adjunct Faculty EMPLOYEE 
Student  STUDENT

ID Card Service Fee

A $10 card fee is assessed annually for ALL FGCU students. This fee is automatically included with your tuition.

 If an individual’s primary affiliation changes and a new Eagle ID card designation results from this change, a replacement ID card will be given. 

Access to facilities and events on campus is granted using an Eagle ID card and is driven by the individual’s affiliation with the University. An individual’s affiliation is not necessarily the same as an Eagle ID card designation. 

Eagle ID Card Photo Identification 

FGCU Eagle ID card photographs are digitized and stored electronically. FGCU retains full rights to these photographs for use in official administrative functions only by Human Resources, the University Police Department or the Department of Records & Registration. The Eagle ID Card Office will not provide these photos to any outside entity. 

Government-issued identification with photograph must be presented prior to an FGCU Eagle ID card being issued. Appropriate forms of identification include a passport, driver's license, or military/government identification card. The University reserves the right to challenge the validity of any identification presented to obtain an FGCU Eagle ID, if said identification appears altered, worn, unclear, photocopied, or issued by an unrecognized organization or institution. In these cases, an additional government-issued ID may be required. 

Under no circumstances shall a potential cardholder be permitted to wear any type of hat or face covering, including, but not limited to, veils, masks, sunglasses, headphones,or visors, that covers any part of the head, during the photographing for an FGCU Eagle ID card. All photo submissions must be uploaded through the Eagle ID Card Office's eAccounts portal. A photo submission must meet all guidelines and requirements before receiving an 'Approval' notification via email, and the Eagle ID Card can be printed for pick up. 

All contents of the FGCU Eagle ID card (including, but not limited to design, magnetic stripe, information, photographs, and printed and graphic elements) are subject to the control of FGCU. Furthermore, the information provided on the magnetic stripe may not be "deconstructed," "reverse-engineered" or otherwise tampered with, and its elements used without written consent from the appropriate FGCU authority. It is the sole responsibility of the University to preserve the integrity of the magnetic stripe data, and under no circumstances is it permissible for any person or persons, whether affiliated with FGCU or not, to modify this stripe. 

The Eagle ID card is the property of Florida Gulf Coast University.  Individuals must surrender the identification card if so instructed by the University Police Department or an FGCU official. The individual card holder is responsible for protecting all services and products provided by that identification card. No cardholder is permitted to lend his/her identification card to others for any purpose. This includes accepting payment for University services or products onto your card and then using it to make a payment on someones behalf. 

Replacement ID Cards

Replacement ID cards can be purchased at the Eagle ID Card Office using a credit/debit card or at the Cashier’s office using cash, check, credit/debit or Eagle Dollars. If a replacement card is purchased at the Cashier's office, individuals should bring their receipt back to the Eagle ID Card Office to obtain a replacement card. If a brand-new photo is desired along with the replacement, an approved photo must be submitted through eAccounts prior to picking up the Eagle ID Card.

 When a lost ID card is turned in to the Eagle ID Card Office, Eagle ID staff will notify the cardholder via FGCU Eagle Mail that their card has been found. The cardholder must come to the Eagle ID Office to receive a new ID card. There is a $15.00 fee to replace an Eagle ID Card. Individuals can obtain a replacement card at no charge in the following circumstances:

  1. Malfunctioning card – a replacement for a malfunctioning card will be issued at no charge if there is no visible damage to the black MAG stripe on the back of the card, the ID card itself has no visible damage and the malfunctioning card is the current ACTIVE card in the system OR the card was issued more than 3 years ago.
  2. Name change – a replacement card for a name change will be issued at no charge if the old card is returned.
  3. Stolen card – a replacement card will be issued at no charge as long as a detailed police report is provided to the Eagle ID Card Office. A case number does not qualify as a police report.

The Eagle ID Card Office does not issue temporary ID Cards, whether it be for a visitor on campus or a lost card. 

Loading Eagle Dollar Funds

Funds may be added to the Eagle ID Card in the form of "Eagle Dollars" to be used specifically on FGCU campus for miscellaneous purchases including student printers, laundry facilities, vending machines, and dining locations. Depositing Eagle Dollar Funds to the Eagle ID card can be easily completed through eAccounts


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Eagle ID Card Office

Enrollment Services Center

McTarnaghan Hall, First Floor
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965