Students

Student BuzzCards

Learn all about how to obtain and manage your Georgia Tech school ID.

Welcome to Georgia Tech! Now that you are a new student at the university, you should complete the process to receive your BuzzCard as it serves as your source of identification around campus and acts as your key to much of campus life.

New Students

After you have confirmed your acceptance to Georgia Tech, you are eligible to receive a BuzzCard.

On-Campus Students:

  1. Upload an image of yourself that follows the appropriate criteria and an image of your government-issued photo ID to the BuzzCard eAccounts portal.
  2. Check your email to confirm that your image was verified for use on your BuzzCard.
  3. Receive your BuzzCard when you get to campus for the start of the semester.
    • Students living on-campus may pick up their BuzzCards at the Area Office when they check-in for housing.
    • Students living off-campus may pick up their BuzzCards at the BuzzCard Center.

Online Students:

  1. To have a BuzzCard shipped to you, you will first need to make a non-refundable deposit of $33 to the Buzz Card eAccount Web Portal.
    • For online degree students who want to obtain a BuzzCard in-person, please make an appointment with the BuzzCard Center.
  2. Upload an image of yourself that follows the appropriate criteria and an image of your government-issued photo ID to the BuzzCard eAccounts portal.
  3. Send an online degree student BuzzCard request to Buzzcard Center (select Online Masters Program on the ‘type of request’ drop down, include the mailing address in your request) 
  4. After your request has been received, the $33 uploaded to your BuzzCard eAccount Web Portal will be deducted and your inactive BuzzCard will be shipped to you.
  5. Once you receive your BuzzCard in the mail, you must activate it by logging into the BuzzCard eAccount Web Portal, selecting “Card Services,” and choosing the “Reactivate Your BuzzCard” option.

Benefits

Using a BuzzCard around campus offers students many perks and benefits. To learn more detailed information about these perks and benefits, please follow the links in the section below.

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Shopping

You can use your BuzzCard for discounts and rewards at Barnes & Noble and other local retail merchants.

View Retailers

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Meal Plans

You can set up a meal plan and use your BuzzCard to pay for meals around Georgia Tech’s dining locations.

See Meal Plans

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Access Funds

You can add funds to your BuzzCard to make purchases at over 200 hundred locations around campus.

Manage Funds

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Transportation

You can use your BuzzCard to access various parking and transportation services around campus.

Learn More

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Recreation

You can use your BuzzCard to access recreation and entertainment options around campus year round.

View Options

Pricing

The current pricing for BuzzCards and their related services along with the accepted forms of payment for the 2022-2023 school year may be found in the table below. For further information, please contact the BuzzCard Center.

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Service Cost
Initial Buzzcard Free
Replacement Card (Non-functioning) Free
Replacement Card (Lost/Stolen/Damaged) $30
Online Student (In-person) $30
Online Student (Shipped) $33
Family Buzzcard $30

Management

Students and their parents / guardians can easily manage BuzzCards by adding additional monetary funds, checking current account balances, and monitoring transaction history through the web and mobile BuzzCard eAccount portals.

Students

In order to manage your BuzzCard, you will need to sign into the BuzzCard eAccount web portal and establish a preferred payment method. To learn more about this process, please visit the BuzzCard eAccount page.

BuzzCard eAccount Student Guide

Parents

In order to manage your student’s BuzzCard, you will also sign into the BuzzCard eAccount web portal and establish a preferred payment method. Please be sure you know the gtID number as well as the first and last given name of the beneficiary to ensure that you are able to manage the BuzzCard.

BuzzCard eAccount Parent Access

Replacement

Should you need to replace your BuzzCard, please visit the BuzzCard Center located on the second floor of the Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech in Tech Square.

  • It is free to replace a non-functioning BuzzCard (the non-function card must be turned in).
  • It costs $30 to replace a lost, stolen, or damaged BuzzCard.

Questions?

The BuzzCard Center is open Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4PM.

FAQs

FAQs

Location

Location

2F Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech
48 5th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308