Your student card

03 March 2021

Aside from serving as your official ID on campus, your student card gives you access to oodles of on-campus facilities, including transport, residences and the libraries. And it lines you up for some pretty sweet discounts, if you know where to swipe it!

Your student card is your:

  • proof of identity on campus and must be carried with you at all times
  • access key to labs and other facilities related to your studies
  • library card, which allows you take out six items for seven days
  • ticket to using the Jammie Shuttle – for mahala
  • key to your residence (if you’re staying in res)
  • meal ticket, which allows you to choose what you eat (if you’re staying in res)
  • source of credit for photocopying and printing.

When do I get my student card?

You can get your student card from UCT Access Control, but only once you’ve registered.

UCT Access Control Help Desk

Room 2.01, New Properties and Services Building, Madiba Circle, Upper Campus

021 650 1199

When you’re a student, saving a bit goes a long way. Check out a few places around campus and Cape Town where you can use your card to pay less and do more.

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