All ETSU students can receive an ID card once they are registered for classes. By
being registered for classes, students automatically have access to many features
and opportunities just by using their ID card! Browse below to look at a full list
of ways you can use your ID card! Students will receive their ID card at orientation
or after they have registered for classes.
The barcode on the back of the ID Card is used to check out books and other academic
materials from the Sherrod Library.
Printing and Copying
Use your ID and ID BUC$ to print and make copies.
Printing - All currently enrolled students receive $25.00 automatically prior to each semester
onto their ID card under their "Pharos Print - Funny Money" account. If you deplete
these funds from this account before completing the semester, you must have funds
on your ID BUC$ account to continue printing. Funds may be deposited on your ID BUC$
account in several ways including online at GET. All "Pharos Print - Funny Money"
funds are depleted and refreshed at the end of each semester. Any money added to your
card through ID BUC$ does not expire.
Copying - To use the copying services in the library you must have funds on your ID BUC$
account. Just swipe your student ID card on the readers next to the copier, or log
in with your ETSU credentials and the funds will automatically be deducted from your
After-Hours Library Access
Use your ID card to enter the Library after hours.
After the front doors to the library are closed, and if the building is open, students
will only be able to enter the building using their active student ID card through
the former Late Night Study entrance (now the CFAA). Look for the "ETSU ID Only Entry"
signs. During this time, the Library is available for study and personal use and provides
quiet areas to study that are free from the distractions one might face in their apartment
or residence hall. Visit the Library website for building hours and more information.
ID BUC$, Meal Plans, Dining & Flex Dollars!
Use your card to pay for many services all throughout campus!
Your ID card also functions as a way to pay while on campus. Meal plans are available to all students as a convenient and affordable way to eat while on
campus! You can also load money onto your card in the form of ID BUC$ that can be
used to buy food on campus, in addition to locations off campus and other areas throughout
campus. Click here for more information on ID BUC$.
Gain access to ETSU Buccaneer Sporting Events!
Your ID card is your ticket to all ETSU Buccaneer Athletics events! Students get FREE*
access to ETSU Buccaneer home games! Show your ID card at the door/gate and gain entry
to games! ETSU Buccaneer Football tickets are currently handed out prior to games
the week leading up to the game. We do our best to alert when these tickets go on
sale on our Twitter page each week. Be sure to keep an eye out for your "This Week in Buccaneer Athletics"
email sent out each Monday for that week's ticketing information. For information
on all ETSU Athletic events, visit their website.
*The cost of these games are dependent on various factors and could change depending
on the event.
Concerts & Major Events
Gain access to concerts & major events hosted by campus!
Each semester, the Student Government Association (SGA) sponsors major events on campus
or at Freedom Hall. Past performances include Maroon 5, The Fray, Jim Gaffigan, All-American
Rejects, and more! Currently registered students get access to these events for FREE*!
Tickets are required and distributed to students leading up to the event. You will
just need to bring your ID card to the student event ticket location and have it swiped
to receive your ticket(s). For information on how students can receive tickets to
the current concert, visit the Major Events page on SGA's website.
Other student events are held often throughout each semester that are available to
students for free. A few of these events may require your ID to get in. It is best
practice to always carry your ID with you al all time while on campus.
*The cost of these artists are dependent on various factors and could change depending
on the act.
Basler Center for Physical Activity (CPA)
Access to the CPA & Equipment Checkout
Use your ID to enter the CPA!
All registered students and full-time employees receive access to the Basler Center
for Physical Activity (CPA) for free! This is added automatically to ID cards and
no additional steps are needed. To gain access to the CPA, you MUST have your current,
active ID card on you to swipe at the front entrance. Your ID is also needed inside
the facility to check out equipment including basketballs, towels, gym lockers, and
more. For more information on CPA services and membership options, please visit the