Access Card – Your Campus Credentials

Ordering a New Card/Reporting a Problem:
Students, staff and faculty may request an Access Card or report a problem by using this Google Form. Please come to the desk during business hours (updated on our website) and we will print your card when you arrive.

The cost of an Access Card is $30. This fee will be applied to the student's BARC account. Staff and faculty will be prompted to complete a recharge form included in the link above. The replacement fee for a lost card is $30. We are unable to accept cash or check at this time.

The Access Desk is located in the University Center. Our summer hours are:
  • August 8-12 10-5. Beginning August 15, we will be open 10-2. Starting September 22, we will be open 10-4.

Your Access Card is your key to:

Official University ID

Library Card: Check out Library books and materials with the ID Card you already carry.

Meal Card: Use your ID Card for meal swipes in all University Dining Commons.

Door Access: Access campus buildings, classrooms, computer and science labs.

Event Pass: Attend Athletic Dept. events and certain AS events for free.

Bus Pass:Ride all lines of the MTD Bus for free with paid student fees. Staff/Faculty/Visitors are able to ride line 28 only for free.

RecCen: Use your ID Card for full use of gym facilities and equipment.

Gaucho Bucks: Make prepaid purchases with UCSB's campus currency at all on-campus food facilities, the Bookstore, Student Health and select off-campus merchants. Staff can sign up for convenient payroll deductions.

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Gaucho Bucks are now being accepted at Root Burger, Coral Tree Cafe, Starbucks, Courtyard Cafe, Arbor, Buchanan and Tenaya Market! Please check back for updates on Corner Store, Romaine's and Summit!

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