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Bulldog Card Office

NOTICE: We are currently experiencing a delay in processing Bulldog Cards. There could be up to a two week wait to receive your card. If you have received notification that your photo submission was approved, you will receive your card in the mail. If you have not received a link to submit your photo, please email us at idcard@mail.fresnostate.edu.

If you have an immediate need for your card, please email us.

We have notified various areas on campus so you can access services without interruption by showing your government issued ID and your Student ID number. Please email us if you are denied services because you do not have a Fresno State

We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Contact the Bulldog Card Office for any questions: 559.278.5608 | idcard@mail.fresnostate.edu

The Bulldog Card Office is CLOSED to in person services until further notice.

Due to the COVID-19 virus we will no longer be taking in-person student ID card photos. Instead, photos will be accepted via a personal link sent to your email address. For further instructions on the submission prcoess visit the online submission tab below. If you did not recieve an email after requesting a link, please reach out to the Bulldog Card Office.The photo you submit will be used on your Bulldog Card.

The biggest issue that will delay your bulldog card is your photo not meeting the US passport standards. Please follow the US Passport submission guidelines to avoid having your photo rejected.

 

  • Students can purchase parking passes at the Parking Office on Barstow Avenue
  • Access to Save Mart Center Box Office and University Student Union Bowling
  • Make Purchases at Starbucks (in the Library), The Bucket, Robertito's, Panda Express, Subway, Taco Bell, Juice It Up!, and Paws-n-Go markets around campus
  • Check out laptops, cameras, hotspots, tablets, etc. from Tech Lending
  • Entrance to Student Recreation Center by Save Mart Center
  • Entrance to the Bike Barns and access to emergency bike repair kits inside
  • Purchase discounted entertainment tickets at the USU Information Center
  • Reserve a study rooom, and attend on campus workshops
  • Entrance to the Dining Hall
  • Swipe your card to print, copy, scan and fax on campus
  • Access to Meditation and Prayer Room
  • Discount student football tickets
  • Access to Student Health Center
  • Rent and buy textbooks at the Kennel Bookstore
  • Ride FAX (Fresno Area Express) Buses for free

The Bulldog Card Office in coordination with Procurement and Technology Services produces Copy Cards for distribution and use with the swipe-only multifunction (print/copy/FAX/scan) machines.


Employees

Employees will use their Bulldog (ID) Card to swipe and operate the multifunction machines. 

Student Employees

Students employees cannot use their Bulldog (ID) Card with the department machines and will need a Copy Card.  In the event a student swipes their ID card on a department copier/printer, she/he will be charged for the job and funds deducted from their Bulldog Card account.

How to Get a Copy Card:

For questions about how to obtain a Copy Card(s) for your area, contact the Technology Services Liaison for your area, or call 278-5000.

Quickly and easily manage your account online:

Login to Transact and click on the "Bulldog Card" tab.

Online features include:

  • Check Resident Meal Plan balances: Dining Flex and Dining Dollars
  • View your Bulldog Bucks balance. Bulldog Bucks can be spent at the Kennel Bookstore, Starbucks in the Library, Food Court,
  • Paws-n-Go markets and Pay for Print
  • View and print transactions, statements and account history
  • Deposit funds online using a debit/credit card. Minimum deposit is $10
  • Freeze and unfreeze your card.

Deposit Funds to your card online

  1. Use your campus email credentials to login to your Student Portal and click on the
    middle drop box My Homepage
  2. Select “Campus Systems” Click on Bulldog Bucks - Transact
  3. Add funds to your account by selecting the “Add Money”
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to make a deposit
  5. The minimum amount of for credit/debit deposit $10

Deposit Funds to your card at a PHIL Station:

Visit any 1 of 6 PHIL Stations and use cash or debit/credit cards to add funds to your account. Minimum cash deposit is $1 bill, and minimum debit/credit card deposit is $10.  PHIL Stations do not dispense money. Find a PHIL Station at:

  • University Student Union. One station next to the fireplace
  • University Courtyard (Dorms): One station in the Atrium Computer Lab
  • Peter's Business Building, Room 131 computer lab
  • Kremen School of Education and Human Development, Basement Level - One station in front of the stairs
  • Henry Madden Libary - located on the main floor next to printers

Need help with a PHIL Station?

Call the Help Desk at 559-278-5000

Requesting a refund:

A refund of Bulldog Bucks will be given to cardholders upon graduation, withdrawal from classes or the university, or upon leaving Fresno State employment. A $5 Administrative Fee will be applied to process refunds. Pick-up a refund form at the Bulldog Card office.

Terms & Conditions

Download and read the complete terms and conditions of use.

Due to the pandemic we will not be taking in person pictures. We will be using an online photo submission process. The photo you submit will be used on your Bulldog Card. We will email you with instructions on submitting your photo. If this is your first Bulldog Card, and you did not receive an email from us, please contact us at the phone number or email listed below.

Please Note: Students who are new to Fresno State will automatically receive an email with their personal photo sumbission link and instructions after attending Dog Days Orientation.

The biggest issue that will delay your Fresno State Bulldog Card is your photo not meeting the US Passport submission guidelines.
Contact the Bulldog Card Office for any questions: 559.278.5608 | idcard@mail.fresnostate.edu

Personal LInks for Submission

New students, staff, and faculty will recieve a personal link via email to submit their Bulldog Card headshot photo.

Accepted photo formats include JPG, PNG,  and GIF. The requirements for applying for the Bulldog Card are:

  • Must be actively enrolled or employed at California State University, Fresno
  • Must submit a headshot photo that meets the US Passport Submission Guidelines
  • Must submit a government issued identification. If you do not submit both documents, your submission will be denied.

Government issued ID's include: State Issued Identification Card,  Driver's License, Driver’s License Learner Permit (with photo), U.S. green card, passport/Visa, or U.S. Military ID (must be valid). After we have verified your identity, your Government ID will be deleted from our system.

If Submission is Approved:

  • You will recieve an email stating your submission was approved
  • All cards will be mailed to students via USPS
  • Make sure your mailing address is up to date on your Fresno State Portal on Student Self Service > Student Center > My Personal Information > Mailing Address

If Submission is Denied:

  • Check your email for the reasoning behind the denial
  • Please make sure your photo adheres to US Passport Submission Guidlines

 

 

To apply for a replacement Bulldog Card, please print and fill out the Replacement Card Application found here and mail it along with the $10.00 replacement fee to the following address:

Bulldog Card Office

5150 N Maple Avenue M/S JA58

Fresno, CA 93740

Replacement Fee

The replacement fee for your Bulldog card is $10 dollars for faculty, staff, and students. We accept checks or cash via mail

The Replacement Fee is charged for

A lost or stolen card (without police report) 

No Replacement Fee is charged for...
  • Normal wear and tear (faded photo, magstripe damage, lamination peeling). Must return your old card with your application to avoid the replacement charge.
  • A stolen card when a police report is filed. Must Include a copy of the report with your application.
  • If you’ve been gone for 3 semesters or more you will be eligible for a free replacement card
  • A name change, which requires you to go to Admissions and Records to officially change your name. You can request a new card after 24 hours. Please mail your old card with your application.
Name Change

Faculty & Staff Members

Contact your Human Resources department for information about processing a last name change:

  • Human Resources 559.278.2032
  • Office of Faculty Affairs 559.278.3027
  • Auxiliary & Foundation Human Resources 559.278.0865
  • Athletic Corporation Human Resources 559.278.6690
  • Bulldog Foundation 559.278.7160
Lost Your Card?

Lost cards are returned to the Bulldog Card Office every day. We maintain a box of lost and found of ID and Bulldog Bucks cards. 

If your card was found, an email is sent to your @mail.fresnostate.edu account to let you know to stop by and pick-up your card.

Fresno State issues an identification card, known as the "Bulldog Card" to students and employees (faculty and staff). Your Bulldog Card gets you access to free services, events on campus and transportation.

  • Access to Save Mart Center Box Office and University Student Union Bowling
  • Students can purchase parking passes at the Parking Office on Barstow Avenue
  • Rent and buy textbooks at the Kennel Bookstore
  • Discount student football tickets
  • Swipe your card to print, copy, scan and FAX on campus
  • Make purchases at Starbucks (in the Library), The Bucket, Robertito’s, Panda Express, Subway, Taco Bell, Juice It Up! , and Paws-n-Go markets around campus
  • Entrance to the Bike Barns and access to emergency bike repair kits inside
  • Check out tablets, laptops, cameras, hotspots, etc. from the Tech Lending
  • Reserve study room, and attend on campus workshops 
  • Access information at: Admissions, Records, Evaluations offices, Financial Aid, Cashiering, Student Accounts, Parking, Student Advising Services, Career Services, and more
  • Entrance to Student Recreation Center by the Save Mart
  • Entrance to University Courtyard dorms, laundry facilities and Residence Dining Hall
  • Access to Meditation & Prayer room
  • Access to Student Health Center
  • Purchase discounted entertainment tickets at the USU Information Center

  • Please click here for instructions on replacing a lost card.

Yes, you can receive a new bulldog card at no cost when you change your name.

Students: Go to Admissions Services windows for assistance, or click here for information from the Registrar's office. Wait a minimum of 24-hours, then log into My Fresno State to view your updated last name.  If your last name is correct, please email the Bulldog Card Office at idcard@mail.fresnostate.edu, explain that you have changed your name and you need a new card and instructions on receiving your new card will be sent to you.

Faculty & Staff: Go to My Fresno State > Employee Self Service> Names.  Change your first/middle name, then wait a minimum of 24-hours and return to My Fresno State to view your updated name. Then go to Bulldog Card and turn in your old card.

Contact your Human Resources department for information about processing a last name change:

  • Human Resources 559.278.2032
  • Office of Faculty Affairs 559.278.3027
  • Auxiliary & Foundation Human Resources 559.278.0865
  • Athletic Corporation Human Resources 559.278.6690
  • Bulldog Foundation 559.278.7160

Students: One ID card is good for an entire collegiate career, including undergraduate and graduate.  As long as the student is enrolled for classes and tuition and fees are current, the ID card will be active on the first day of the semester. The ID card will change to inactive at the end of the semester.

Continuing and Global Education (CGE): The Bulldog Card issued to students in CGE, Extension and Open University is good for the semester the card was issued. The card can be renewed for every semester a student is taking classes for $5.

Employees (Faculty and Staff):
Your ID card is good for the duration of your career at Fresno State

Wear to the front or back of a card occurs over a period of time from campus door locks and card swipe machines.

 No, your card is valid for your entire collegiate career

  • You will need a replacment if your card is damaged 

Mailing: 7 business day, once approved

Bulldog Card Example