Obtaining your uOttawa card in person

Temporary Suspension of Card Distribution
InformationAll our on-campus uOttawa Card services are closed as part of efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We have temporarily suspended the production and distribution of student cards. The distribution will resume in the fall with physical distancing measures in place.

When and where you can pick up your uOttawa card

Valid pieces of photo identification are required to pick up your uOttawa card. Although your uOttawa card is automatically renewed whenever you register for courses, you will notice that your card has an expiry date printed on the back. You must keep your card for the duration of your studies at the University of Ottawa. 


  • As soon as you are registered for courses


To learn more about your uOttawa Card and how to use it, consult the Managing your uOttawa Card page.

Photo standards

  • You may wear tinted prescription glasses so long as your eyes are clearly visible.
  • Sunglasses cannot be worn.
  • A hat cannot be worn.

Special cases

Veiled students (partially hidden face)

Women wearing a veil (partially hidden face) can make an appointment to go to InfoService before opening hours of 9 a.m. to be photographed without their veil by a female employee.

Access your uOttawa Card to:

  • View your balance
  • Add funds
  • Deactivate your card


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