All Cal Poly community members are issued a PolyCard, or campus identification card. Each PolyCard is tied to a Campus Express account, which can be used like a debit card to purchase food, printing, and other supplies on campus. Students with a dining plan can use their PolyCard to buy meals at campus dining locations. A PolyCard also allows students to access resources at Robert E. Kennedy Library and the Health Center. Students, faculty, and staff can ride SLO transit for free by showing their PolyCard.



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PolyCards can be picked up at the Service Desk. A photo must be uploaded in advance. New students receive their cards at SLO Days or Week of Welcome (WOW), if they've already uploaded their photo.

  Made possible through Cal Poly funds, no additional charges. The cost of a replacement PolyCard is $5 and payment must be made via Campus Express.


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Lost or stolen cards should be reported immediately to avoid fraudulent charges on your account. 



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