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.