Get a Cal 1 Card

All current students, employees, and affiliates are required to obtain a Cal 1 Card.

How do I obtain a Cal 1 Card?

Visit the Cal 1 Card office.  The office is located at 180 Cesar Chavez Center in Lower Sproul Plaza. The office is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m (excluding administrative holidays).  Cal 1 Card issuance requires that you present a valid government-issued photo identification card (e.g. driver license, State ID, passport, etc.) and that you provide your student, employee, or affiliate identification number.

Map of Lower Sproul Plaza

For cross-registered students

Issuance of Cal 1 Cards to cross-registered students is based on approval from the Office of the Registrar. All other requirements are the same.

For UC Extension concurrent enrollment students

Issuance of Cal 1 Cards to UC Extension concurrent enrollment students is based on approval from UC Extension. All other requirements are the same.

For Employees and Affiliates (excluding Visiting Scholars and Visiting Student Researchers)

Issuance of Cal 1 Cards to employees and Affiliates (excluding Visiting Scholars and Visiting Student Researchers) is based on approval from Human Resources (HR).  HR approval is contingent on compliance with applicable HR requirements.  After compliance with these requirements, HR will create / update a record with an appointment start date.  Cal 1 Card eligibility will almost always begin on the day after HR creates / updates the corresponding record; the only exception will be when the applicable appointment start date happens to be in the future on that date.  All other requirements are the same.

For Visiting Scholars and Visiting Student Researchers

Issuance of Cal 1 Cards to visiting scholars and visiting student researchers is based on approval from Human Resources (HR) and the Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA) program. 

HR approval is contingent on compliance with applicable HR requirements.  After compliance with these requirements, HR will create / update a record with an appointment start date.  Cal 1 Card eligibility will almost always begin on the day after HR creates / updates the corresponding record; the only exception will be when the applicable appointment start date happens to be in the future on that date. 

VSPA approval is contingent on payment of the University Services Fee and acceptance of the Patent Acknowledgement prior to the release of the Cal 1 Card.  After compliance with these two requirements, VSPA will process the payment and Cal 1 Card eligibility begins on the day after VSPA processes the payment.  All other requirements are the same.

For more information about the VSPA Program, go to http://vspa.berkeley.edu.