Get your BuzzCard

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.

 

For security reasons, in the spring of 2003, Georgia Tech began using a generated number as an identifier, replacing the social security number. All students (current and former), faculty, staff and affiliates have been assigned a gtID#. For best results, use last name, first name, and birth date ONLY.

This application allows authorized users to request a GTID number. Everyone also has the ability to Search List of Requestors if they need to make such a request and do not have the authorization.

BuzzCard Issuance

Student

Students and all other members will receive their BuzzCard from the BuzzCard Center.

 

Faculty

New faculty or staff will receive their BuzzCard from the Office of Human Resources.

 

Documents Required (Present One)

  • 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

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

FAQ

  • How do I get a BuzzCard for a family member?
    • Immediate family members of students, faculty, and staff (spouse 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 (See OHR for Domestic Partnership Requirements). Children need proof of age. Parents of students, faculty, or staff are not eligible. Family member gtID#s are generated by the BuzzCard Center. The process will take about twenty minutes.
  • How do I get my BuzzCard?
    • Students will receive their BuzzCard during Freshman Orientation (FASET). Students must be enrolled and assigned a gtID# by the Registrar before a BuzzCard can be issued. Faculty/Staff will receive their BuzzCard on the first day of employment through the Office of Human Resources.
  • What forms of ID are required to get a BuzzCard?
    • Because the BuzzCard is an official State of Georgia Identification Card we require valid, legal forms of ID. The identification submitted must be one of the following:
      • A state issued driver's license or identification card
      • U.S. passport
      • U.S. military ID
      • U.S. Department of State ID Card
      • U.S. Territory ID Card

      Foreign students, faculty, staff, and affiliates must present one of the following:

    • Foreign passport.
    • I-551 Permanent Resident orResident Alien
    • Matricula Consular