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Electronic ID

Your Fordham ID is one of your most important assets. You can only have one ID: Either the Electronic ID or a plastic physical ID card. If you opt in, it will deactivate your physical ID card. To use the eID, Bluetooth must be enabled on your device. Androids need to have both Bluetooth and location services enabled.

Advantages of the Electronic ID (eID)

  • It’s stored on your mobile device. No more lost or forgotten ID cards!
  • Use it with Bluetooth (Androids also need location services enabled); an Internet connection is optional
  • Instant access to campus, your residence hall, libraries, and buildings
  • Use it to check out materials at the library
  • Use it with meal plans
  • It’s more sanitary than a plastic ID
  • Opt in to the EID using the University app, Fordham Mobile Go

Ready to opt in? Here’s how!

(For instructions on how to get a physical ID card, scroll to the bottom of this page.)

Step 1: Get Fordham Mobile Go
Go to your app store to find and download Fordham Mobile Go to your mobile device.

Step 2: Upload your photo
1. Log in to Fordham.edu
2. Click on “My Pages” and select “New Student Page.”
3. Click on Photo ID Services, located on the right side of the page. Follow the prompts for uploading your picture.

Step 3: Opt-in to the electronic ID on your mobile device
To continue the process, select either Option A or Option B. Both options require your mobile device. Make sure Bluetooth is enabled; Android devices also need location services enabled.

Option A
1. Log in to Fordham.edu
2. Click on “My Apps”
3. Select “Electronic ID Opt-In” and follow the prompts
4. Go to Step 4

Option B.
1. From the Fordham Mobile Go app, select “Electronic ID” from the menu and follow the prompts
2. Go to Step 4

Step 4: Using the 16-digit invitation code
After you’ve completed the steps for Option A or B, a 16-digit invitation code will display on the screen. It will also be sent to you by email from “HIDOrigo” with the subject "Fordham University Electronic ID Invitation.” 

1. Copy and paste the 16-digit invitation code.
2. Open Fordham Mobile Go (see Step 1)
3. On the home screen, select the maroon tile, “HID Door Access.”
4. Click on the blue bar, "Add an ID."
5. Paste or type the 16 character activation code and click "Add."

Your mobile credential should start working within 20 minutes. Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your device; Androids also need location services enabled.

Your physical ID card will be deactivated. Please shred your old ID card. If you wish to return to using a physical ID card, visit your campus ID card center to request a new one. You are responsible for any plastic card replacement costs.

How to Get a Physical ID Card

Step 1: Upload your photo
1. Log in to Fordham.edu
2. Click on “My Pages” and select “New Student Page.”
3. Click on Photo ID Services, located on the right side of the page. Follow the prompts for uploading your picture.

Step 2: Opt out
1. Log in to Fordham.edu
2. Click on “My Apps.” Select “Electronic ID Opt-Out” and follow the prompts.
3. Call to visit your campus ID office to pick up the card