Remote ID Requests

If you are a remote student, you can request a new ID using the Emerson ID Student Request Form.

If you are a remote staff, you can request a new ID using the Emerson ID Staff Request Form

Orientation Schedule:

Sunday, August 27th, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday, August 28th, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 29th, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 30th, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 31st, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, September 1st, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 2nd, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Starting Tuesday, September 5th we move to our Fall schedule.

Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:00 4:45 p.m.

Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Friday: Closed 

If you cannot make these hours we can drop off your ID at the Emerson College Police Department, they are located at 114 Boylston St they are open 24/7 and you can pick up your ID at your convenience.

The Emerson ID card is your key to campus, granting you access to your academic buildings, residential hall (for residential students), dining hall, and other spaces. It also holds valuable resources, such as your dining plan, ECCash, Laundry Credits and discounts all over the city.

Lost Student ID


  1. If the ID office is not open and you lose your Emerson ID card, your immediate first stop is the Emerson College Police Department (EPCD) located in the same building as Barnes and Noble, 114 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116. ECPD is open 24 hours a day. There you will file a Lost ID report and get a Temporary ID that will give you access to the campus.
  2. Lost ID replacement fee of $25.00 must be paid online.
  3. Please email onecard [at] (onecard[at]emerson[dot]edu) your receipt of payment before going to the ID office for a replacement.

Access/How Your ID Works

Your Emerson ID gets you access to where you need to go on campus and connects you to services around Emerson.  As an urban campus, Emerson prioritizes security, ensuring the campus community remains safe. Please make sure you bring your Emerson ID with you at all times to access physical spaces and campus services.

Your Emerson ID hosts your meal plan and your Board Bucks. Therefore, you use your ID as payment when eating in the Dining Center or grabbing a quick bite over at Paramount Café.

For your convenience, Emerson ECCash stores on your ID. ECCash works at vending machines, laundry, convenience store purchases, and some meals around campus.

Use your ID in the Library to check out books, reserve laptops and study rooms, and pay library fines with ECCash.

Print at computer lab printers or print kiosks. Each semester, staff, faculty, and students are allotted $10.00 of printing credit. If that credit is depleted, you may use ECCash to pay for printing.

Your ID grants you access to the indoor 25 Boylston Place bike room, so that you can park your bike on campus. Learn more about Emerson’s Bike Policy.

Beyond campus benefits, your ID gets you discounted, and sometimes free, access to museums, venues, and events across Boston. Check out where the Emerson ID Card can get you discounts.