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How do I get a BuzzCard?

Before you can be issued a BuzzCard, you must have a Georgia Tech Identification Number (gtID #). Your gtID# is a universal number that identifies you throughout the various campus departments, while the BuzzCard is your physical identification card. A BuzzCard cannot be issued without a gtID#.

Student gtID#’s: Upon admission to the Institute, the registrar assigns you a gtID#.   
Faculty/Staff/Affiliate gtID#’s: An authorized department administrator or campus sponsor must submit a gtID# request on your behalf.

To look up your gtID#, click here.
To request a gtID#, click here.


BuzzCard Issuance

New faculty or staff will receive their BuzzCard from the Office of Human Resources.  All others, including students, will receive their BuzzCard from the BuzzCard Center.

  • Georgia Tech students and those classified as either Georgia Tech faculty or staff receive their first BuzzCard at no charge. 
  • Lost or stolen BuzzCards are replaced for a fee of $30.00.
  • BuzzCard replacement due to normal wear and tear will be issued free of charge.
  • New photographs are required for all new and replacement BuzzCards.

Identification is required and includes the following acceptable documents:

  • A state issued Driver's License or identification card (US Territory Driver’s License is not accepted)
  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. military ID
  • U.S. Department of State ID Card
  • U.S. Territory ID Card
  • Foreign applicants must present one of the following:
    • Matricula Consular
    • I-551 Permanent Resident or Resident Alien
    • Foreign passport.


BuzzCard for Family Members

Immediate family members of students, faculty, and staff (spouses, domestic partners, and children over eighteen years of age) can obtain a BuzzCard for campus services through the BuzzCard Center. Both spouses/domestic partners need to be present and show proof of marriage or domestic partnership (Faculty/Staff please see OHR for Domestic Partnership Requirements; Students must process domestic partnership through the Dean of Students' Office) . Children need to provide proof of age and family relationship. Parents of students, faculty, or staff are not eligible.  Family member gtID#s are generated by the BuzzCard Center. Please allow approximately twenty minutes for your visit.

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Georgia Tech Campus Services
BuzzCard Center
  48 5th St. NW, 2nd Floor
  Atlanta, GA 30332-0485
  404.894.2049 (fax)

BuzzCard Center Hours:
  Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Technical Support:
  Mon -  Fri:  7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Office Telephone Numbers
  • Main Office
    • Phone: 404-894-2899 
    • Toll Free: 877-463-3248

  • Office of Human Resources
    • Phone: 404-894-4847

  • Campus Recreation Center
    • Phone: 404-385-7529