Operations Update for Spring 2021

In order to maintain proper social distancing, ID photos will no longer be taken in person.

If you need to upload a new photo, please submit a photo online at our GET website or the GET apt for IOS or Android 24 hours beforehand.

The ID office is open by appointment, once your photo has been approved email onecard [at] emerson.edu to set up a time for pickup.

If you lost your Emerson ID Card, please follow the instructions below for obtaining a replacement.

If you are experiencing problems with your ID Card, please email onecard [at] emerson.edu so we can address the issue.

The Emerson ID card is your key to campus, granting you access to your academic buildings, residential hall (for residential students), dining hall, and other spaces. It also holds valuable resources, such as your dining plan, ECCash, Laundry Credits and discounts all over the city.

Lost Student ID


  1. If you lose your Emerson ID card, your immediate first stop is the Emerson College Police Department (EPCD) located in the same building as Barnes and Noble, 114 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116. ECPD is open 24 hours a day. There you will file a Lost ID report and get a Temporary ID that will give you access to the campus.
  2. Please email oncard [at] emerson.edu to request a replacement and an associate will be in touch with you to schedule the contactless pickup of your reprinted ID.

Access/How Your ID Works

Your Emerson ID gets you access to where you need to go on campus and connects you to services around Emerson.  As an urban campus, Emerson prioritizes security, ensuring the campus community remains safe. Please make sure you bring your Emerson ID with you at all times to access physical spaces and campus services.

Your Emerson ID hosts your meal plan and your Board Bucks. Therefore, you use your ID as payment when eating in the Dining Center or grabbing a quick bite over at Paramount Café.

For your convenience, Emerson ECCash stores on your ID. ECCash works at vending machines, laundry, convenience store purchases, and some meals around campus.

Use your ID in the Library to check out books, reserve laptops and study rooms, and pay library fines with ECCash.

Print at computer lab printers or print kiosks. Each semester, staff, faculty, and students are allotted $10.00 of printing credit. If that credit is depleted, you may use ECCash to pay for printing.

Your ID grants you access to the indoor 25 Boylston Place bike room, so that you can park your bike on campus. Learn more about Emerson’s Bike Policy.

Beyond campus benefits, your ID gets you discounted, and sometimes free, access to museums, venues, and events across Boston. Check out where the Emerson ID Card can get you discounts.