When your BisonCard is issued, it is issued with an expiration date. If your BisonCard is near or past the expiration date, please visit the Bison One Card Office location to validate your card.
As a student arrives at Howard for the first time, they receive a BisonCard, the official University ID card. The BisonCard will be used daily throughout a student’s time at Howard, including for building access and dining plans thus, it should be maintained by the student and stored in a safe location. There will be a $10 replacement fee for a lost card.
Faculty and Staff
Howard University and Howard University Hospital faculty and staff are eligible for a BisonCard after onboarding paperwork and orientation is completed by Human Resources. Employees may submit their photo online or visit the Bison One Card Office to have a photo taken. Upon receipt of the BisonCard, new faculty/staff will receive access to email, PeopleSoft, and other University systems for required access. There is a $10 replacement fee for a lost or stolen card.
BisonCards are used by one person. If you are taking courses while employed by Howard University, you will receive a BisonCard with the designation of your primary status with the University. In most cases, this primary status is Faculty or Professional Staff and not Student.
Contractors and other University-affiliated personnel who require identification and/or access to University buildings while conducting business on a Howard University campus, may be issued a BisonCard.
Non-Employee includes the following:
- Contracted employees through a master University contract*
- Ad-Hoc contractors
- Non-Employee Affiliates*
(including temporary employees, visiting faculty, visiting researchers, staff volunteers)
- Interns and Co-ops
*Contract employees and Non-Employee Affiliates must first be processed by Human Resources before a BisonCard can be issued. To request a BisonCard for Contract and Non-Employee Affiliates, Click Here: (link to .pdf Standard Volunteer Agreement Form).