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Building Access and ID Card Information

All community members, staff, faculty, and students are required to carry their identification cards at all times.  In order to prevent trespassers from entering university grounds and facilities, all community members are required to display their ID cards upon request of a university official. All service personnel are required to display their ID cards on their outer garments at all times. 

Building Access

Visitors to campus are welcome each day until 6:00 p.m. After 6:00 p.m., access is limited to Widener students, faculty, and staff unless prior arrangements have been made.

Alumni and members of the bar desiring access to the Library Building after 6:00 p.m. must call Campus Safety at 717.541.3948 and present valid photo identification and bar membership card.

Identification Cards

Widener ID cards for current students, faculty and staff are used as print cards and used for building access during certain times.  All ID photos are taken by Brian Fearnbaugh, 717.541.3963, in Media Services. Once ID cards are ready for pick up, they are available at the information desk on the first floor of the Law Library Building. 

New Law Students

You will have an opportunity to get your ID card picture taken during orientation week. Your photo will be taken by Media Services on the second floor of the Widener Law Commonwealth Library.

Returning Law Students

Students who need replacement ID cards go to the Registrar’s Office to pay for the replacement. The Registrar’s Office will provide a receipt for you to give Media Services. Any student who is unable to have a photo taken during hours of operation can set up an appointment by calling the ID Card Office, 717.541.3963.

*There is a $25.00 fee for ID cards that need to be replaced.

Graduate Programs, Social Work Program, and School of Nursing Students

Students should see their program representative who will coordinate with Media Services for a time to have their ID card photos taken.


Please stop by our office in the Law Library building and we will assist you.

ID Card Office Hours

Monday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Campus Safety
Location: in the lobby of the Law Library Building.