The Brown Card and How It Works

The Brown Card is the official Brown University identification card. All faculty, staff and students are required to obtain a Brown ID Card. You will need it for identification, security and access to University buildings and services. While on campus, you should carry it with you at all times. Only the person to whom it is issued may use the Brown Card.

The information on the front of the Brown Card includes name, photograph, expiration date, barcode, Brown ID number, Banner ID Number, ISO number, status, and numeric barcode number.

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The information included on the back of the ID card includes the Brown Card Office mailing address, wide magnetic access stripe, The Bear Bucks logo, campus service telephone numbers, and a brief Brown Card Policy Statement.

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The wide access stripe allows users access to restricted buildings (e.g., residence hall, labs, parking, etc.), to Brown University Dining Services meal plans, the Bear Bucks Account and RIPTA UPASS program.