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Obtaining Guest ID Cards

Visitors and other Rutgers University guests, University Hospital guests, and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School guests can find information regarding obtaining a Rutgers University Guest ID below.

Contact Information

For an Emergency
(Police, Fire, Medical)

Dial 9-1-1

Emergency Numbers
From a University Phone

Obtain an outside line, then dial 9-1-1

Non-Emergency Numbers
Rutgers University-Camden
Biomedical and Health Sciences at Newark
Rutgers University-Newark
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Get Emergency Alerts on Your Cell Phone
During emergencies, accurate information is important. Rutgers students, faculty and staff can receive up-to-date information conveniently via cell phone text message. To register, update your emergency-notification information (NetID Required).

Program the Alternate
Public Safety Numbers into Your Cellular Phone

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Obtaining a Rutgers University Guest ID Card

Rutgers visitors and other University guests who require a Rutgers ID card (RUconnection card) for use of authorized privileges must first be listed as a Guest in the University's Registry (database). RUconnection Cards for visiting scholars are issued for a period of up to one year, after which they must be renewed by submitting an updated request form, turning in the expired card, and paying the associated fee.

To become a Guest in the University's Registry, your sponsoring department must submit a Guest Role/NetID request form. 

For RBHS guests, sponsoring Departments should visit:

For Legacy Rutgers guests, sponsoring Departments should visit:

Once the Guest Role/NetID is established, the individual can visit an RUconnection Card Office to have a card issued to them.  They must present the following:

1)   RUconnection Guest ID Request Form signed by their Dean Director or Unit Head (attached)

2)   Associated fee as stated on form

a.   Some locations cannot process payments in-office, in which case the individual will be directed to pay and receive a receipt from a University Cashier’s Office.

b.   If a department is eligible to pay via IPO, the RIAS Item is # 2851 (Rutgers Guest ID Card)

3)   An original, unexpired form of government issued photo  ID:
     a.  Acceptable forms of ID are:

                i.   US State Issued photo Driver License
                ii.  US or foreign issued Passport
                iii. State or County issued Photo ID
                iv. US Military/Armed Forces ID
                v.  US Resident Alien Photo ID Card  

Other Rutgers Affiliated Individuals

Individuals associated with certain organizations or departments such as PALS, campus ministries, UMDNJ joint programs, ROTC, NJ PIRG, etc. may request a special RUConnection Guest or Affiliate Card. Please contact the department head or university liaison for information about how to be sponsored for an RUconnection Card.

University Hospital-Newark Guest Passes

If Rutgers employees have a business need to enter locations designated as University Hospital facilities, they may request access from Shelley Edmonds-Lee at In your email, please indicate what locations in UH facilities you need access to as well as the individuals you are requesting for that location. For example:

Location: UH C Level Dental Clinic
Names for Location: Jane Doe

Rutgers new hires and new students may obtain a UH guest card at the UH Call Center, located in Room A-104. Hours of operation for ID card production are currently 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

RWJUH Guest Passes

Rutgers new hires and new students may obtain a Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) guest card at the RWJUH-Security Office, located in G2 Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital. Hours of operation for ID card production are currently 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Individuals with questions regarding guest cards or that need additional access assigned to their guest cards may reach the Security Office by phone at 732-937-8644