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I.D. Card and Security

The JCU I.D. Card

The John Cabot University I.D. card is an essential part of a comprehensive, ongoing strategy to help ensure campus safety and the integrity of personal information.

Your I.D. card identifies you as a member of the John Cabot University community and provides you access to the Guarini and Tiber Campuses, Gianicolo Residence (if accompanied by a resident), Gym, and Library. For your security, you are required to carry this card and use it as your primary means of identification while on John Cabot University properties. You cannot enter any JCU facility without it. If requested to do so, you must present or surrender your card to University administrators or persons performing duties within the scope of University Policy.

The John Cabot I.D. card also permits access to outside sports facilities and events and qualifies you for discounts at local businesses.

How do I get my I.D. Card?
You will have your picture taken and receive your John Cabot I.D. card during Orientation. A valid state-issued driver's license, passport, military identification, or official state identification card must be presented in order to pick up your John Cabot I.D. card.

The John Cabot I.D. card is managed by Tiber Front Office located on the ground floor of the Tiber Campus. The office is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm and can be contacted at 06 6819 12 87 or [email protected].

Students living in the Gianicolo Residence:  Please note that the Housing Office will issue you a Gianicolo Residence I.D. card. This is the only I.D. card that you will receive and it is valid to enter all JCU premises. Please see JCU Housing Policies and Regulations for more information or contact [email protected].

How do I care for my I.D. card?
Carrying your JCU I.D. Card in a secure manner will safeguard against loss or damage that will make the card inoperable. Carry the card securely on your person, just as you would a credit or bank card.

Some good tips to follow are:

  • Keep your JCU I.D. card clean and safe and do not leave it in direct sunlight or near heat sources
  • Carry the card in a card holder or wallet divider.
  • Avoid bending your card, or scratching the card's magnetic stripes.
  • Do not punch holes, add stickers, or otherwise alter your JCU I.D. Card.
  • Do not let the magnetic stripes on your JCU I.D. card make direct contact with any similar magnetic stripes on other cards. Also, do not let the magnetic stripes make direct contact with retail security sensors. 

What if my card is lost, stolen, or damaged? How do I get a replacement?
Lost, stolen, or damaged I.D. cards should be reported immediately to the Tiber Front Office.

When an I.D. card is lost, stolen, becomes illegible, or no longer functions, the I.D. Center issues a replacement card with the photograph on record. To obtain a replacement I.D. card, you must go in person to the Tiber Front Office during normal business hours. There will be a replacement fee of 25 Euros. For security reasons, you must bring some other form of photo identification, such as a driver's license or passport.

Gianicolo Residence students: Please see JCU Housing Policies and Regulations for information on obtaining a replacement card or contact [email protected].

What about privacy? Can somebody access my personal information without my knowing it?
There is no personal information stored on the card. There is actually more information printed on the surface of the card (e.g. photo, status, I.D. number, and name) than is stored on the magnetic bar.

For further information please email [email protected].