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Digital ID FAQs

Faculty and Staff


The UCI ID has gone mobile! Here’s why:

Physical IDs – Easily Lost, Ruined and Stolen

Mobile IDs – Secure, Sustainable and Free

With over 40,000 students and staff, mobile IDs will keep plastic out of landfills and our ocean. UCI prides ourselves on sustainability and innovation. Mobile is the way of the future and we want to be at the forefront. With both those contributing factors Mobile ID is the smartest choice for UCI.


Q: How do I get a UCI Staff/Faculty ID Card?

A: All photos must be submitted online. Please see  on how to submit a photo for approval. Photos are no longer taken in person.


Q: Where can I view my mobile ID?

A: To view your photo in your Mobile ID, please log onto UCI Student Link:

You may use your Mobile ID on any smart phone with the app Atrium Campus Connect.

Apple iOS Store

Google Play Store


Q: Can I accept Mobile IDs as identification for exams?

A:Yes! More students are going to have Mobile IDs than physical ones. If you do not want students to have their phones / mobile IDs out when test taking, please verify them before they enter class or before the exam starts.


Q: Will I need a physical ID to enter labs?

A: No. Your digital ID works just as a physical ID would.


Q: Who do I contact if I’m having an issue with UCI ID?

A: If you have any questions regarding your ID please contact


Q: How long will it take to get my card?

A: Mobile IDs are instant after photo approval!