Thomas Jefferson University

Photo Identification Badges

The Photo ID Center located in the Jefferson Bookstore at 1009 Chestnut Street provides the Jefferson Community with the Jefferson Photo ID Badge allowing convenient, effective, and secure access to all card related services.  These services include personal identification, facilities access and access monitoring, Campus Currency for on and off campus purchases, Commuter Services transactions (parking and transit), discount ticket sales, Jefferson Fitness & Recreation Center member access, and printing at the Scott Memorial Library.  Look for even more functionality to be added in the future!

NOTICE: COVID-19 Important Information

Due to the social distancing guidelines and occupancy limitations, Photo ID now requires appointments be made for all Student/Employee group orientations with three or more people. We currently can only accommodate up to ten people per hour for group requests. We do not accept walk-in’s for group orientations so please email or call 215-955-7942 to make an appointment.

**As a courtesy to our customers, we ask that only those needing a badge to enter the store to maintain social distancing. Once an Employee/Student receives their badge, we ask that you please exit the store unless you are making another purchase with the Jefferson Campus Bookstore or Commuter Services Office.

Your Jefferson Photo ID Badge

Photo ID Badges Policy (No 200.30)

Proper personal identification is an essential part of Jefferson’s security efforts and promotes effective communication with patients, employees, medical staff, students and vendors.  The Photo identification badge, by its nature should be a clear, concise device for identification.  Federal and State regulations have mandated that the Photo identification badge of anyone having direct patient care must also display the state-recognized licensure and the generic job title on the front of the badge.

All Jefferson personnel (students, faculty, staff, medical staff, residents, volunteers, contractors, vendors and visitors) will display a Jefferson photo identification badge while on Jefferson property.

Photo Identification Badges

The initial photo identification badge is free; however, there is a $25.00 replacement cost for lost or damaged badges.

The initial photo identification badge is free; however, there is a $25.00 replacement cost for lost or damaged badges. Stolen badges can be replaced for free if you have a police report, otherwise you would be responsible for the $25.00 replacement fee. All Lost/Stolen badges can be replaced at your locations Photo ID center. Any questions regarding your Jefferson ID badge please contact Photo ID at 215-955-7942 or email

Door Access

The Jefferson Photo ID Badge is encoded with technology that permits access to campus buildings and, when appropriately authorized, various locked areas (i.e. Residence Halls, ED, research labs, etc).

Commuter Services Office

The Commuter Services Office (CSO) provides transportation and parking assistance to Jefferson personnel and students.  A valid Jefferson Photo ID Badge must be presented to access CSO products and services.  Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Campus Currency, Qualified Trans Benefit (employees) and CSO Additional Payment Af Tax (employees) are accepted for payment.  Review your Qualified Trans Benefit (employees) and CSO Additional Payment Aft Tax (employees) balances in the Online Card Center.

Library Privileges & Printing

Your Jefferson Photo ID Badge must be presented in order to gain access to the Scott Memorial Library and to check out materials.  The library printing program was designed to provide access to printing resources through the Scott Memorial Library.

Printers and copiers accepting Campus Currency can be found in the Scott Memorial Library on floors 2, 3 and 4 as well as the Learning Resource Center in Room M-13, Jefferson Alumni Hall.  If you experience any issues with your printing/copying, please visit the Library Circulation Desk on the 2nd Floor of Scott Memorial Library for assistance.

Printing/copying is just $0.10 per page.

Make deposits for your printing and copying needs to Campus Currency through the Online Card Center or in-person at Card Services (Commuter Services Office/Photo ID Center) in the Jefferson Bookstore.

Campus Currency

Campus Currency is the innovative way to make cash-free purchases simply by presenting your Jefferson Photo ID Badge.  The cashless campus environment allows purchases to be made on campus and at participating merchants.  Whether you're buying textbooks, movie tickets, lunch, coffee, snacks or sweatshirts, Campus Currency is all you need!

Use Campus Currency in the Atrium on Friday, Saturday or Sunday and get 10% off your purchase!

For any issues with Campus Currency or (GET), please email

Online Card Center (GET)

The convenience of managing the accounts on your Jefferson Photo ID Badge is available through the Online Card Center (GET) 24 hours a day.

You can make a deposit, suspend your account if you lost your card, check your account balance(s), view transactions or send an email to a family member letting them know that your account balances are getting low.


Please do NOT punch holes in the NEW Jefferson Photo ID Badge


Our cards have microchips embedded within them. A hole punch will compromise the microchip and disable the card's ability to function. You will be required to pay the $25.00 replacement fee.

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