Student ID Cards

Radford University requires that all students have their ID cards on them at all times while on university property. There is a $15 replacement fee for lost cards.

In order to receive an RU Express/ID card, you must be a currently registered student of Radford University.

The RU Express/ID Card is vital for all Radford University students and carries certain privileges and has various uses both on and off campus.

Radford University adheres to photo guidelines set forth by the Virginia DMV.

Uses for the RU Express card

  • Official identification as a Radford University student
  • Library card
  • Residence hall access
  • Meal plan access
  • Computer lab access
  • Admittance to some campus and athletic events
  • Fitness center admittance
  • Free rides on the RU Transit
  • Merchants outside of campus who accept it

Tips for caring for the RU Express card

  • Keep your RU Express in a secure location
  • Do not loan your RU Express to friends
  • Do not scratch the magnetic strip on the back of the card
  • Do not punch holes in or bend the card