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New Cougar Card

  • Elevate the student experience by providing a modern, integrated and extensive card program that will improve flexibility and security across the UH System.

  • Implementing a smart card that supports the various technological platforms in the market.

Distribution of the new smart cards will begin in August and will be phased in throughout the fall semester.

Phase 1:

New 2019 non-residential students will be able to pick up their cards starting the first day of classes at the Cougar Card Office, located in the Welcome Center Retail Corridor. If you have submitted your photo online and have received an approved message, your card will be ready for pick up at the Express Pick-up site located in the Cougar Card office. If you have not submitted a photo online, please do so immediately to help expedite the process.

New 2019 residential students will receive their cougar card during their allotted move in time. New residential students, please make sure to submit your photo online in advance to expedite the move in process.

Phase 2:

Returning residential and non-residential students will be able to utilize their existing card. A new photo campaign for returning students will launch in the fall.

Following the new photo campaign for returning students, direct messaging will be sent to the students with information on the distribution of the new card. Recarding of the current population will take place throughout the fall semester.

Current faculty and staff will receive direct messaging with information on the distribution of their new smart card throughout the fall semester.