Campus card

The campus card is a mandatory multi-function access card for entry to all the University's campuses and for printing and other services. If you study or work at the University, you should have a campus card.

To be able to order a card, you must be currently registered for courses and must have activated your user account at Uppsala University.

You order your campus card by logging in to a service portal for campus cards. Once you have ordered the card, you will be notified via email when your card is available for pickup at your campus reception desk. To collect your campus card, you need to show an approved identity document and have a current course registration.

The campus card as a library card

The campus card can also serve as a library card at the University Library in Uppsala. In order to use the card for borrowing books, you have to register for a library account.

How to obtain a campus card

Read the user terms and the instructions for the campus card before you log in for the first time.

You must accept Uppsala University's user terms in order to obtain a campus card. Read the user terms before selecting "Yes" in the drop-down list to confirm that you accept them. Read the user terms

In order to be able to use the card as an access card for computer rooms and exterior doors after closing time, you must choose a PIN code. The code must have four digits. Choose a code you remember. Enter the code in the "PIN" field located under the "Edit my data" tab.

Upload a photo (file format png or jpg, max 2 MB). By uploading the photo, you agree that Uppsala University may use it, but only for this purpose.

Example of approved photo for the campus card.

A correct photo.

The submitted photo will undergo an approval process before the campus card is produced. Please follow the requirements for the photo to avoid unnecessarily long queues in the photo approval process.

The photo should satisfy the following requirements:

  • The photo must depict the cardholder and be a good likeness.
  • The photo must not be more than one year old.
  • Only the head should be depicted.
  • The entire face must be visible and shown from the front.
  • You must look towards the camera lens.
  • The eyes must be open and clearly visible. Glasses must not give reflections or shadows.
  • Only colour photographs are approved.
  • The background must be neutral and light, the face should be evenly lit and there must be no shadows in the background.
  • Headwear may only be worn for medical or religious reasons.
  • The image must have good sharpness.
  • Dark or coloured glasses may not be worn.

These are the most common errors on photos that do not meet the requirements:

Examples of not approved photos for the campus card.

If you can't log in

If the login is not successful, it may be because you are not yet registered on your course. Check that you are registered, wait until the next day and then try to log in again.

Once you have accepted the user terms, entered the code and uploaded a correct photo, click "Submit".

Log in to the service portal

When the conditions are met, you receive an email reminding you to order a campus card. This email will be sent to the email address provided to you in the student records Ladok. If you have enabled forwarding from your student email to another address, the message should be there.

Distance education courses or completed courses?

Students who participate in distance learning courses and spend only a few days on the University premises, or who have completed their studies, do not need a campus card. If you belong to one of these categories you can ignore the campus card request emails.

Note that if you want to be able to borrow printed matters at the University Library you do need a campus card.

Why a campus card?

The University premises are not public, but for practical reasons large parts of them are kept open during the day. A card that shows that people on our campuses really have the right to be there contributes to greater security. Most universities in Sweden have already introduced a campus card.

Contact and support

If you have any questions regarding the campus card, please contact the reception desk at your campus.

If you have technical difficulties, contact the University IT Support, phone 018‑471 44 00.

If you lose your campus card, block it as soon as possible. You can block your card yourself in the service portal. You can also contact the reception desk at your campus to get help to block the card.