Eligibility Information

For people who are not permanent faculty, staff or students on the Boulder campus, we offer a visitor or guest card.

People who need to access certain services at CU, but do not hold a traditional position that would qualify for a Buff OneCard, can use the visitor card instead!

Who may need a guest/visitor card (when properly sponsored):

  • Visiting professors
  • Visiting scholars
  • Temporary employees
  • Conferees
  • Vendors
  • Contractors
  • Guest lecturers

Guest Card Form

Submit the form on this page and wait for confirmation that the Buff OneCard Office has received your request. Then bring a government issued photo ID and payment (if the guest is responsible for payment) to the Buff OneCard Office in Center for Community (C4C) N180 to get your card. Can't fill out the form online? Download the Visitor/Guest Card Request Form.

Cards can be set up to access electronic locks, meal plans, lab printing and more, if authorized by your sponsoring department.

The guest/visitor card fee is $5.

Guests/Visitors Card Options:

  • Guest/affiliate ID cards
  • Departmental door access cards (please contact boc@colorado.edu before ordering this type of card)

If you have questions about what type of card is available for someone visiting campus, please contact the Buff OneCard Office at 303-492-0355 or at boc@colorado.edu.