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Viking ID Card and Viking Mobile ID

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Your access to everything on campus

You will choose the Viking ID Card or the Viking Mobile ID to access everything on campus. Need a snack? Checking out a library book? Going to the big game? Grab your Viking ID Card or your mobile device with Viking Mobile ID.  This is your gateway to campus and your official VCSU identification giving you access to residence halls, campus events, and with many other uses, your Viking ID Card or Viking Mobile ID is more than just a photo ID.

  • The choice is yours
    The Viking Mobile ID is ideal for anyone with a smart device meeting the required specifications*. Since you always have your phone with you there is one less thing to keep track of. If you already have a Viking ID Card, it will stop working about a week after you activate the Viking Mobile ID. Best of all, the Viking Mobile ID is free. The Viking ID Card works for anyone that does not have a smart phone meeting the required specifications*. There is a $25 charge for each Viking ID Card issued, including damaged or lost cards. The card is valid for as long as you are enrolled or employed at VCSU. *The Viking Mobile ID works with iPhone 6 and later, Apple Watch Series 1 and later, and Android phones Version 5.0 or later.
  • Your Viking ID Card
    Make sure you've claimed your NDUS account. Then, either stop by the Information Desk at the Student Center to get your photo taken, or download the eAccounts app and submit a photo online. Your Viking ID Card will be printed and available at the Information Desk, and you'll be able to start using it right away.
    Viking Card Information
  • Your Viking Mobile ID
    Make sure you've claimed your NDUS account. Then, either stop by the Information Desk at the Student Center to get your photo taken and register your phone, or download the eAccounts app to submit a photo online and register your phone. Once your photo is validated, you can start using your Viking Mobile ID.
    How to set up Viking Mobile ID
  • Use it for Purchases
    You can use your Viking ID Card or Viking Mobile ID for certain purchases on campus at the Business Office, bookstore, Cafeteria, Viking I, and the Viking Grounds. Be sure to enroll in a meal plan or deposit some money onto your Viking ID Card or Viking Mobile ID to use--you can add money at the Business Office as well as online at the Viking eAccount website


A: Your Viking ID Card will continue to function for a few days after you have activated the Viking Mobile ID on your mobile device to give you time to test the Viking Mobile ID. After a few days from your Viking Mobile ID activation, the Viking ID Card will be disabled.

A: Through the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, also known as FERPA or the Buckley Amendment, data collected on the use of University facilities and services by an individual cardholder will only be used for University purposes within FERPA guidelines. Information regarding a cardholder’s account will not be provided to third parties unless required by applicable laws or within written permission of the cardholder.

A: VCSU is encouraging students to use the Viking Mobile ID if they have a capable mobile device by offering this option at no extra charge.  We realize that not all students have a capable smart device today, so we will continue to offer the printed Viking ID Card as an option for a $25 fee.  This strategy embraces the sustainability and convenience of mobile technology without raising student fees for all students.

The staff at the Student Center Information Desk can help students navigate the Viking Mobile ID installation or printing a Viking ID card.

Call the Information Desk at (701) 845-7122.