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Getting Your First ID Card

  • New students (FTIC or transfer) will need to upload their own photo using FGCU's Online Photo Submission process and will receive their Eagle ID Card after successful completion of their Eagle View Orientation sessions. 
  • Students will be sent an email to their Eagle Mail accounts prior to the orientation session. Use the provided unique upload link to submit proper photo and credentials for approval and printing by our Eagle ID staff. 
  • Students may view current requirements under the Photo Submissions webpage.
  • A valid government issued photo ID is required to receive an Eagle ID. 
  • Eagle ID cards belonging to students living in South Village Campus Housing contain door access information and should be treated as keys.
  • Please download and complete the Eagle ID Card Distance Learner Request Form. Please sign, scan, and email the completed form together with a copy of a valid government issued photo ID to Please incude UIN in the message.
  • Faculty and staff are eligible for an Eagle ID upon employment. All employee information must be processed by Human Resources for an employee to receive and ID card. A valid government issued photo ID is required to receive an Eagle ID.
  • Faculty and staff IDs contain door access information and should be treated as keys.
  • OPS employees who are not students are also eligible and must be processed through Human Resources prior to receiving and Eagle ID.

Using Your Eagle ID Card

The Eagle ID Card is used to gain access to buildings, special events, recreation activities, as well as meal plans and financial aid.


  • SoVi residence hall access
  • Library book checkout/online database
  • Access printing/copying in the library
  • FREE entry into all athletic events
  • FREE Recreation and Wellness Center entry
  • FREE Aquatics center entry
  • Intramural sports and equipment rentals
  • Meal plan usage
  • Student Health Services access
  • CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) access
  • Campus Food Pantry access (if eligible) 


  • Building access
  • Intramural sports and equipment rentals
  • Bookstore discount (25%)
  • Library book checkout/online database
  • Access printing/copying in the library
  • Meal plan usage
  • Recreation and Wellness Center membership

Adding Funds To Your Eagle ID

Any funds deposited into your Eagle Dollar account can be accessed using your Eagle ID Card. Dining and Bonus Dollars purchased along with a meal plan can also be accessed using your Eagle. ID. At the beginning of each term, Financial Aid funds you may have available for the purchase of books or a meal plan will become available through the Eagle ID.

Upon separation from the University, a refund can be obtained for any remaining balance in your Eagle Dollar account. A form for this refund can be located at the Cashier’s Office. Any refund amount will first be applied to any outstanding balances owed to FGCU.

If you have funds in your Eagle Dollar account at the end of the academic term it will be carried over into the upcoming academic term.

The Eagle ID Card Office will not provide photograph identification to outside entities other than the University Police Department. All individuals must relinquish their card, if so instructed by the UPD.

If you were unable to receive an Eagle ID card during orientation, or cannot physically appear on campus to meet with Eagle ID staff, use the online upload form to create your own photo ID that meets identification standards.


Get Help

For any questions, concerns, or to report a lost/stolen card, please contact the Eagle ID Office at 239-590-SMILE(7645) or email Replacement cards can be purchased for $15.00.