Torero ID Cards

Recarding Project • ID Card FAQs

Get Your Torero ID

All members of the USD community are issued an official university identification card - the Torero ID Card - through the Campus Card Services office. To receive a Torero ID Card you must be currently registered for classes, or if you are faculty/staff, you need to receive authorization through Human Resources, or your appropriate department head or chair. Please bring with you a valid picture ID such as a driver's license or a passport for identity verification.

Upload a Photo 

  • Upload a photo for a new card via the Campus Card GET website.
  • Use your USD login to enter the GET website. On the right under "Quick Links" select Upload ID Photo.
  • View the Photo Requirements before uploading a photo.
  • New Students: upload your photo at least 2 weeks before the first day of classes in order for your card to be activated and ready for you when you arrive on campus. 

Protect Your Card

  • Protect your card by keeping it away from excessive heat.
  • Protect your card from becoming demagnetized by avoiding contact with electromagnetic equipment such as cell phones, TVs, speakers, microwaves, etc.
  • Don't: bend, fold, punch holes in, or otherwise mutilate your card. Don't carry it in your back pocket, let pets - or children - play with or chew on your card. Don't use your card as a tool or to scrape anything.
Torero New ID Card Replacement card fee is $19. Once a card is replaced the old card cannot be reactivated.

Lost/Stolen Card

Missing cards must be reported immediately to the Campus Card Services Office. You may do so in person, via the phone number below, or via the Campus Card GET website.

If not reported within 24 hours, you will be responsible for any charges accrued, or loss of funds. 

Campus Card, UC 127, (619) 260-5999

Recarding Project 

During the summer of 2020, the Campus Card office issued new Torero ID Cards to the USD community. All existing Torero ID cards must be replaced with the new cards. 

USD has expanded the use of Salto - an electronic door access system. This system requires the use of a chip-based card. All regular card functions work the same as the previous card with the added chip functionality for door access where applicable. Card access components may include; campus doors (offices, buildings and/or residence halls), Meal Plans, Dining Dollars, Campus Cash, library, time clocks, etc.

Cards are printed with the most recent photo on file. New students: see above for important info on how to upload a photo for your card.

Please safeguard your card as there is a fee of $19 for replacement. (See above tips to protect your card). You may recycle former cards.

Contact Campus Card Services if you have questions about the Torero ID card. 

Distribution of Cards


  • Resident students 
    • Resident students (living on USD campus) receive their cards upon check-in during move-in day via Residential Life. 
    • Resident students being housed off-campus by USD will have their cards mailed to their new apartment address (Loma Palisades, Pacific Ridge, etc.) 
  • Commuter student cards (undergraduate, graduate and law) were mailed to the student’s permanent home address (August 2020). 
    • International (commuter) students will need to go to the Campus Card office to obtain their ID Card when they arrive to campus. 


Faculty, staff and administrator cards were mailed to employee's permanent home address (August 2020).