Using student card to get a laptopYour College identity card is a necessary feature of life at Imperial and has a number of really important functions:

  • access to your department and your hall of residence
  • membership of the Library and the sports centre
  • discounts in campus catering outlets as well as places across London
  • security – it tells us who people are and helps us to keep everyone safe

If your card is lost or stolen, please report this as soon as possible to the Security Office on Level 1 of the Sherfield Building at our South Kensington Campus (telephone +44 (0)20 7594 8906 or email id.card@imperial.ac.uk). They are able to issue replacement cards.

Find out how to replace your card.

How to collect your College ID

If you have uploaded a photograph during registration to the Student e-Service, and are arriving in Week One, your card will be sent to your departmental administrator for distribution during your departmental safety talk.

If you have not uploaded a photograph, and are arriving in Week One, you must go to the ID Card Office on Level 1 of the Sherfield Building (next to the HSBC cash machine) where you will have your picture taken. The ID card will then be sent to your departmental administrator to distribute.

If you arrive after Week One, you will need to go to the ID Card Office where you will have your photo taken and will be issued with your ID card immediately.