ID Cards


All Students and Faculty/Staff must obtain a USC Aiken ID from University Police.

If you already have a USC Aiken ID, you do not need a new one issued every year. Your ID will automatically activate upon class registration.

Residents must obtain their ID on or before their move-in day. Residents will need a USC Aiken ID for dorm access, meal plan and declining balance use, Pacer Print, library and bookstore services, and building access.

Commuters must obtain their ID on or before their first day of class. Commuters will need a USC Aiken ID for limited building access, PacerPrint, Library and Bookstore use, and optional meal plan and declining balance.

If you are new to the USC system, please follow these quick and easy steps for your first USCA ID: Carolina Card Instructions.

For VIPID/computer help, please contact the Computer Services Division (CSD) Help Desk at: 803-641-3391.

To pick up your Carolina Card, you must bring a valid photo ID with you, such as your driver’s license, state-issued ID card, military ID, or passport.

The University Police Office is located on Leadership Drive, across from parking Lot D and the Science Building, immediately next to Pacer Market and Pacer Downs Housing.

If you have any questions, call the University Police Office: 803-641-3319.