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Bengal Card Services

Card Services at Idaho State University handles Bengal Cards, keys and building access, and  ID badges for the university. We are located inside the Public Safety offices.

Bengal Cards

Both 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 your card is lost or stolen, immediately notify Bengal Card Services at (208) 282-3618 during regular office hours, or Public Safety at (208) 282-2515 after hours. A "Lost Card" hold will be put on your card so that no one will be able to use your card for housing, meal plans, or access. If your card is turned in to our office, we will notify you by email.

Replacement cards can be purchased for $15. There will be a $15 replacement fee for updated photos and a replacement card will be issued.

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

Bengal Card Services

625 E Humbolt (Public Safety Bldg)

Pocatello, ID 83201

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Bengal Card @ISU-Meridian

1311 E Central Dr.

Meridian, ID 83642

Hours: Contact (208) 373-1700 for hours

Bengal Card @Campus Connection Information Desk

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

Pocatello, ID 83201

Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 8:00 pm

Saturday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Bengal Card @University Place Bennion Information Desk

1784 Science Center Drive (Bennion Student Union Bldg)

Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am to 10:00 pm

Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Photo Requirements

The following requirements, consistent with Idaho Department of Transportation regulations, are necessary to insure 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 eyes open.
  • No hats, scarves or head coverings are permitted that obscure the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your 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.

There will be a $15 replacement fee for updated photos and a replacement card will be issued.

Spouse cards

Spouse cards are available for full-time and part-time (4 or more credits) married students and can be purchased for $30 at the Bengal Card office in Pocatello.

A valid spouse card entitles the holder to most benefits of the student.

Spouse Card requirements are:

  • Valid photo ID of student.
  • Spouse present for photo.
  • Proof of marriage (marriage certificate).

Keys and Card Access

Departments that need to order university keys can use our online form to order keys. Key requests will only be accepted from individuals whose names are on file with Public Safety as an authorized key requestor.

Housing residents should contact housing at (208) 282-2120 to request keys.

If you need card access to a facility, submit an email request with your name, department name, Bengal ID number, and the Bengal ID number of individuals who need access (if requesting for individuals other than yourself) to

ID Badges

Card Services and Public Safety handle ID badges for ISU departments and areas throughout campus. Contact us at (208) 282-3618 for more information or to order badges.