Bison One Card

The BisonCard is the official University ID card for active or registered students, faculty, and staff and must be carried while on University property.

University affiliates actively sponsored by a Howard University department, school or college may be issued a BisonCard. Many buildings require the card for access. This card is the property of Howard University and is governed by the rules and regulations set forth by the University. The BisonCard is not transferable and must not be used by anyone other than the issued cardholder.

iLab Building
2301 Georgia Ave NW
Lobby Level
Washington, DC 20059

Phone: 202.806.2109

Monday – Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm
Days and times may vary. Please refer to the Howard University Academic Calendar.


As a new student, when picking up the initial BisonCard, you are required to bring a valid USA government issued ID or a valid Passport. As a Student Employee your primary role is Student.  Therefore, you will not receive a Faculty, Staff, Contractor, or Temporary BisonCard.


New faculty and staff will onboard through Human Resources. Following the completion of the onboarding process, PeopleSoft will generate your Employee ID Number. When your record is available in the Bison One Card Systems, we will be able to take your photo and produce your Faculty/Staff BisonCard. Please bring with you a valid Photo ID, which can be an USA Gov't Issued ID (License, State ID, etc.) or Passport. Upon receipt of your Faculty/Staff BisonCard, you will receive access to email, Peoplesoft, and other Howard University systems as required. 

Ephraim Worede

Director, Bison One Card Office

From dining to entertainment, your BisonCard provides a wide range of convenient features. Your BisonCard is your official University ID card, and your pass to many vital campus amenities and services. Your BisonCard also gives you more retail options to choose from off-campus, so be sure to keep your card handy.