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Faculty/Staff ID Policies

To receive a faculty / staff UGACard, your employment status must be reflected in the employee database (the UGA Payroll / Personnel System). Prior to requesting a UGACard, you should check with your supervisor or departmental secretary to be sure all required personnel paperwork has been prepared and routed through the budgetary channels for inclusion in the employee database. 

New Employees

You and your supervisor may complete the following form to obtain your UGACard and the various services associated with it before your status is reflected in the employee database:

Click HereNew Employee Request for Services form

Student employees are eligible for student IDs, and are therefore ineligible for faculty / staff identification cards.

Faculty/Staff Dependent ID's

A dependent UGACard is issued to spouses and dependent children (under the age of twenty six) of faculty and staff. A Faculty/Staff Dependent ID Request Form must be submitted to the UGACard Office five working days prior to having the ID card made. Request forms are available upon request from the UGACard Office as well as online. In addition to submitting a request form, a faculty or staff member's employment status must be reflected in the employee database for eligibility.  The University offers restricted privileges for dependents with the UGACard.

Dependents of Faculty and Staff may be eligible for some services, such as Ramsey Center memberships, library privileges, and some services at the University Health Center. Dependents are NOT currently eligible to ride Athens Transit for free. Discounted UGA Athletics tickets are also not currently offered to Dependents, although they can be purchased at regular price if available.

Please contact the service provider directly for the most current information on Dependent eligibility.

Faculty and staff may use the online form to apply for a for their dependents. This form, however, must be completed by the faculty/staff member.

Send form to UGACard Office, 309 Tate Student Center, Athens, GA 30602 or fax to 706-542-0070.

Domestic Partners are eligible to receive a UGACard with access to certain UGA services. For more information on the Domestic Partnership Program, call Human Resources at (706) 542-2222 or click here.

Click here Faculty/Staff Dependent ID Request Form


  • Wait five working days, then go to the UGACard Office, to have ID's made. The UGACard costs $20.00. Acceptable methods of payment are cash, check and credit card.
  • Employees need not accompany family members if his/her employment status is in the database and all paperwork has been properly completed and received in the UGACard Office.
  • Dependents of Faculty & Staff are NOT eligible for free rides on Athens Transit.

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