Due to COVID-19, the Redbird Card Office is currently closed. Our staff are available for questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our office is now located on the 1st floor of the Bone Student Center. We are at the back of the 1E Lounge (across from the Dobski Conference room), look for the red wall and take the ramp up. Our office is the first one on the right.
The Redbird Card Office creates all Illinois State University student, faculty/staff, extra-help, and other miscellaneous ID cards. Department copy cards and guest copy cards are also created in this office. The Redbird Card Office receives deposits for the Redbird Account, monitors the card system, and is responsible for the accounting of the Redbird Account.
All Illinois State University students, U-High students, faculty/staff, and retirees are eligible to open a Redbird Account. Your Redbird Card is the property of Illinois State University. It is entrusted to each student, faculty, and staff member while enrolled or employed by the University. The Redbird Card is used for identification, State employee discounts, vending, copiers, microfiche, laser printers, laundry, and admittance to University buildings, computer labs, and events.
Beginning Fall 2014, the Redbird Card Office (partnering with Gift of Hope), became Illinois State University's organ and tissue donor registry location. We have cards available at our front desk as well as brochures explaining how the program works. There are drop boxes available in the office as well to collect any completed registry cards.
The Redbird Card Office also offers notary services.
How can I check the balance in my account?
You can view your balances through My Illinois State. Select the Student tab, and then select "Redbird Card" under the Finances heading.
Beginning 11/1/2019, a new photo will be required every time a new card is printed.
Beginning 1/1/2020, a government issued photo ID (Driver's License, State ID, Military ID, or Passport) will be required to receive your first Redbird Card.