Campus Card Services

All entering students must have a UCO identification (ID) card which will be issued the first semester of enrollment and will be used as long as the student is actively pursuing a degree at the University of Central Oklahoma. The ID card is required for completion of many business transactions, as well as for use of certain facilities on campus.

Your student ID card is an essential tool on campus. Don't let anyone tell you that you don't need one. Here are just a few of the reasons that you need to pick up your ID card today:

  • Use your ID card to access the Wellness Center. As a UCO student you have a gym membership but you need your card to get in the door. New students can utilize the Wellness Center beginning two weeks prior to their first semester.
  • If you live in Central's residence halls then your ID card is your key to enter your building. You will still receive a physical key for your room but your ID card gets you inside. 
  • Use your ID card to check out resources in the Chambers Library. We have a world class library but without a card you won't have access to books, movies, and more.  
  • Broncho athletic events are free to UCO students but you have to have an ID card to gain access. Broncho football, soccer, wrestling, basketball, hockey, and much more are all available to you with an ID.
  • You can enjoy a play, movie or concert at the Mitchell Hall Theatre, but need your ID card at the box office to receive student ticket prices. 
  • Many campus offices such as Financial Aid and Undergraduate Advisement require that you show your ID to meet with a counselor or advisor.
  • Earning STLR credit at university events requires that you provide your ID card to record your attendance. 
  • Local restaurants, movie theaters, and more offer student discounts. Your UCO ID card allows you to take advantage of these money saving benefits. 

You can obtain your student ID card in Campus Card Services, NUC 222A. There is a $15 fee to obtain a new card and this fee is automatically applied to your bursar account. There is also a $15 fee to replace lost or stolen cards.

Upon admission you are welcome to proceed to Campus Card Services, room 222A in the Nigh University Center (next to the Central Tech Store and MidFirst Bank) to have your picture taken. You must provide one other authorized picture identification, (i.e., driver's license, passport, military ID card). Sunglasses and any items covering the hair must be removed for the picture with limited exceptions for religious head coverings. The opportunity to complete this process is also included in most University orientation programming so you can wait for Forge, for example, if you would prefer to make one less trip to campus.

Once we take your picture, you have some choices to make. Choose between The Central ID Visa® Debit Card complete with Broncho Checking exclusively from MidFirst Bank, or The Bronze Card. Both cards serve as your official university ID.


Sometimes you may be owed a refund by UCO for financial aid payments, reimbursements, etc. If you open a MidFirst Bank Broncho Checking Account and select electronic deposit to this account as your university refund preference money is transferred to this account. Money is typically available in your account 1-2 business days after UCO releases the funds. You can select your refund preference in the "My Finances" tab in UCONNECT.