Your Oxford University Card, commonly known as a ‘Bod Card’ (after the Bodleian Library) is your ID card around Oxford University. Don’t leave your room without it!
Among other things, it is used for:
- accessing buildings;
- taking out library books;
- identifying yourself at exams and formal University events;
- getting discounts. [Many businesses in Oxford will accept a university card as eligibility for student discounts, admission to ‘student nights’ at clubs, etc.]
Getting your University Card
Graduate freshers are sent a contract direct from their department; completion and return of the contract triggers the issue of your University Card, which will be available for collection during Induction week
Registered visiting students and matriculated non-award students will be sent the appropriate application form to complete and return to the Hall.
Replacement University Cards
You should take good care of your university card; if it breaks or you lose it, you’ll need to replace it as a matter of urgency.
Staff and students who lose their university card will be charged a £10 flat rate replacement fee to cover the additional cost involved in issuing lost cards. This charge applies to all categories of card.
The loss of a card should be reported to the Academic Registrar immediately. Payment for lost cards needs to be made by the cardholder through the Oxford On-line Store. On receipt of payment the Card Office will send a replacement card to the Academic Registrar. Once a card is reported as lost, the barcode will be deactivated and the original card can no longer be used. More details can be found at ‘What do I do if my card gets lost or stolen?‘
If a card needs to be renewed or replaced because of damage or a change in personal circumstances, no fee will be charged. Cardholders who provide evidence that their card has been stolen (by providing a Police Crime Number) will not be required to pay for a replacement card.