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You will need to show one of these forms of photo identification the first time you get a student ID Card:

  • Last year's University of Otago student ID Card
  • Full Passport
  • New Zealand Drivers Licence
  • 18+ Card
  • New Zealand Firearms Licence

No other ID is accepted by the ID Card Office.

Student ID Card

The card contains a chip and antenna that is currently used for door access. Please do not punch holes in your card as you may damage the chip and antenna.


2022 Student ID Card Front image

The Otago student ID Card displays (clockwise, from top left):

  • Photo.
  • University of Otago logo.
  • Card type (e.g. student, staff) and year.
  • Te Roopū Māori logo, which shows you are a member of Te Roopū (dependent on your enrolment).
  • OUSA logo, which shows you are a member of OUSA (shows on all student cards whether you are a member or not).
  • Username, which you will need together with your password to login to use IT facilities and services. The username is made up of a random selection of numbers, as well as the first three letters of your surname and first two of your first name.
  • Barcode, which is used for checking out library books.
  • First name and surname.
  • Student ID number (above name), which you receive when you enrol as a student.


2022 Student ID Card Back, with statement: 'This card is the property of the University of Otago and must be surrendered to the Proctor or Campus Watch upon request. The entitlement to benefits of the card is subject to the payment of all fees and compliance with the statutes and regulations of the University.'

  • Regulations statement
  • ID Card Office address, where lost cards are returned to.
  • AskOtago and Campus Watch contact numbers.

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