Samford University

Samford Card

All students are required to have an official Samford University photo ID (Samford Card) that is made and maintained by the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management. Students receive their IDs at the beginning of their first academic year after having their photographs taken in the Office of Public Safety. The card is valid throughout the student’s stay at Samford, and for some features, even after the student leaves. The Samford Card is available to all Samford students, faculty, staff and eligible guests.

The Samford Card serves as a meal card and a library card, and is required to cash checks in the Bookstore. To use it as an on-campus debit card, students can deposit funds on their Samford Card in the bookstore, the kiosk next to the campus bookstore, or at The debit function can be used in the bookstore, Food Court, Dining Hall, and copy machines.