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Idaho State University

Bengal Card Services

The Campus Connection information desk in the Pond Student Union provides Bengal ID Cards and name badges for the university.


Bengal ID Cards

Full-time and part-time students are required to have a valid Bengal Card as proof of enrollment. Bengal Card holders also receive benefits throughout campus and the community.

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New students receive one Bengal Card at no charge. Returning students keep the same card each year. Bengal Cards are electronically re-validated each semester the student is enrolled and fees are paid.

If a Bengal Card is lost or stolen, immediately notify Campus Connection at (208) 282-INFO (4636) during regular office hours or email A "Lost Card" hold will be put on the card so that no one can use it for housing, meal plans, or access. If the card is turned in to Campus Connection, the cardholder will be notified by email. Replacement cards may be purchased for $15.

Students may obtain Bengal Cards at the following locations and times:

Campus Connection Information Desk

1065 S 8th Ave. (Pond Student Union Bldg.)

Pocatello, ID 83201

Phone: (208) 282-INFO (4636)

Academic Year Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Summer Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Bennion Student Union Information Desk

1784 Science Center Drive (Bennion Student Union Bldg.)

Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Phone: (208) 282-7880

Academic Year Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Summer Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


ISU-Meridian Front Desk

1311 E Central Dr.

Meridian, ID 83642

Phone: 208-373-1700

Academic Year Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours: Summer Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Photo Requirements

Photos must meet the following requirements to ensure that full facial features are captured when Bengal Card photos are taken.

  • Full face and shoulders only (no profile or angled photos).
  • Expression should be natural with open eyes.
  • No hats, scarves or head coverings are permitted that obscure the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. The full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on the face.
  • No animals, children, props, headphones, or gestures are permitted in photos.
  • Sunglasses cannot be worn (including on top of the head). Prescription eyeglasses are permitted.


Student Spouse cards

Bengal Cards are available for spouses of full-time and part-time (4 or more credits) married students. The cost is $30 per semester at Campus Connection in Pocatello.

A valid spouse card entitles the holder to many student benefits such as use of the Student Recreation Center,  movie theater entrance, 

To request a Student Spouse Card:

  • ISU student must be currently enrolled.
  • Spouse must be present for their card photo.
  • Provide proof of marriage (marriage certificate).


Name Badges

Campus Connection (Information Desk) produces name badges for ISU departments and areas throughout campus. Call (208) 282-INFO (4636) for more information or email to order badges.


Card Access Provided by Public Safety

To request card access to a campus facility, a department representative must submit an email request with the individual's name,  Bengal ID number, and access location to