The Official ID Card of Fresno State

How do I get a card?
Valid Government ID Required
Problem or Damaged Card?
Terms and Conditions

Victor E Mascot Student ID CardFresno State issues an identification card, known as the "Bulldog Card" to students and employees (faculty and staff). Your Bulldog Card gets you access to free services, events around campus and transportation. The card is also the official debit card of campus. Add and manage funds online through Blackboard, and use your card at: Food Court (Subway, Robertito's, Panda, Taco Bell and more), Pay for Print, the Rec Center and beginning with the fall 2016 semester, the Kennel Bookstore. Click here for more ways to use your card on campus.

Score Discounts with your Bulldog Card

Student Discounts LogoAlways carry your Bulldog Card with you because student and employee discounts are everywhere and online. How about free transportation on FAX, Clovis Transit and the V-Line (Visalia-Fresno and back) for starters. Find discounts on entertainment, technology, school supplies and lots more. Where to look? Click here for a list of cardholder discounts

How do I get a Card?

New Students

The earliest opportunity to get your Bulldog Card is 24-hours after registering for classes. Then stop by our office to fill out a brief application, show a valid government ID (see below) and pose for a photo. Your card will be prepared while you wait.  Need to get a replacement card?  Select "Replacing a Card" in the left-side navigation.

New Employees

New employees complete employee on-boarding with Human Resources or Academic Personnel. On-boarding paperwork includes a signed Faculty/Staff Application and Agreement Form. Bring this signed form and valid government identification with you to Bulldog Card 24-hours after your first day on the job for staff or, after signing the first day of your academic contract for faculty. Need to get a replacement card?  Select "Replacing a Card" in the left-side navigation.

Valid Government Identification Required

Provide a valid* government photo identification card. A photocopy, or a picture of a government ID card on a cell phone is not acceptable. Any one of the following is a valid government ID:

* A valid card means the card is legally active, not expired, suspended or revoked and shows a recent picture.

Problem or Damaged Card?

Having a problem using your card, or can't access the funds in your account? Bring your card to our office for assistance. Location information is at the bottom of this page.

Lose Your Card? Freeze Your Card

First protect the money in your account and freeze your card online at Blackboard.  Here's how:

Terms and Conditions

The Bulldog Card is property of Fresno State and terms and conditions of use do apply. Click here for a PDF containing terms and conditions of use.

Office Hours

  • During the fall and spring semesters: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (open during lunch)
  • Summer hours: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (open during lunch)

Contact Information

We are located in the Joyal Administration Building, Room 156.  Find our office at  the back (southeast corner) of the building, From the Cashier's Windows (south lobby). Go around the corner and walk down to the end of the hallway.