Before receiving your OneCard ID, you will need to accomplish the following (based on your classification with NIU):
New undergraduate students or employees: You must complete a new student or new employee orientation. The respective office will send you information about orientation dates. Generally, the final step of the orientation process brings students and employees to our office in groups to obtain their OneCard IDs.
New graduate students: You must be registered for classes for the upcoming term and loaded in the OneCard's computer system. Please contact the OneCard Office for verification.
In order to make your ID, you will need to know your NIU Z-ID/Account Number and your permanent address.
Students attending classes at a designated Off Campus Site (that have not had a previous OneCard ID and have no photo on file): Students that are not living in DeKalb or Sycamore and are not taking classes on the DeKalb, IL campus, but are enrolled at one of the designated NIU affiliated sites (Naperville, Hoffman Estates, NIU Rockford) may apply online for a “photo-less” NIU OneCard for Library usage.