New Gator 1 Cards

Published: November 4th, 2002

Category: Memos

James B. Morgan, Director

On January 21, 2003, most UF systems, processes, and transactions that use Social Security Numbers as identifiers will be converted to use an 8-digit UFID number. To request information or access services related to most university records, transactions, and functions, you will need to know your UFID number.

The Gator-1-Card has been redesigned to include the new UFID number. The UFID number is clearly printed on the face of the new card and encoded on the magnetic stripe to maintain compatibility with the current card in parking gates, dining services, vending machines, door access locks, and most other magnetic stripe based systems. Changes to the new card also include an electronic signature and a hologram.

ID Card Services is starting to recard the campus and plans to replace all faculty and staff cards by April 1, 2003. To accomplish this aggressive timetable, starting in November, we will be providing remote carding stations that will be set up at several locations across campus. Schedules and locations can be found at (follow the links to ID Card Services). Faculty and staff can exchange cards at any of these carding stations on a first come-first served basis.

The replacement cards will be free of charge when exchanged with the current Gator-1-Card. If a current card has been lost and cannot be redeemed for a replacement card, there will be a $10.00 fee and the transaction will need to be processed at the ID Card Office at the HUB. No cash, checks, or credit cards will be accepted at the remote carding stations.

If you use gated parking, there is no need to “setup” the new card with Transportation and Parking Services. You will, however, need to activate the new card at the UF Libraries for check out privileges.

The recarding program for all UF students will take place during the Spring Semester and will also be completed by April 1, 2003.

If you have any questions about the Gator-1-Card or the replacement process, visit the web site at , contact David Looney (e-mail, or call 392-2078.

Please refer to the web site with questions about the UFID number.

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