Here’s how to get your CapCard photo ID after you register – and how you’ll use it.

A CapCard is your official CapU photo identification (ID). It’s also your library card and door access card. Every registered student at CapU gets one and you’re expected to have it with you when you’re on campus.

You’ll need to show your CapCard when you:

How to get your CapCard

Come in to the CapCard/U-Pass Centre (see below). We’ll take your photo and issue your card before you leave.

TIP: Avoid the long line-ups that happen at the beginning of every term.  Visit the CapCard Centre as soon as you’ve registered for your classes.

You’ll need to bring one piece of government-issued ID with you. We accept the following: 

  • Driver’s License
  • passport
  • BCID, or
  • Canadian Citizenship card.

Your first CapCard is free. But if you lose or damage your card and need a replacement, you’ll be charged $20.

Note: Sunglasses and hats (baseball caps, toques etc.) are not allowed in photos.

Sunshine Coast Campus students

Please attend campus to find out how to get a CapCard. You can also come to the North Vancouver campus if that’s easier.

Using your CapCard for photocopying

Your CapCard holds your PaperCut account for access to the photocopiers on campus. You can load money onto it at one of the print pay stations by the front counter in the Library.

Lost or stolen cards

Report your lost or stolen card to the CapCard Centre, and check with Security to see whether it has been handed in.

If you do need to replace it, you’ll need to start from the beginning again (see "How to get your CapCard" above) to get a replacement card.  


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