Lion Card Rules and Regulations

The Lion Card is the official University ID card for students, faculty and staff.  It identifies the cardholder by name, photo and status.  The Lion Card must be carried at all times while on University property and must be surrendered to any University official upon request or when the relationship for which the card was issued is no longer in effect.

The Lion Card is the property of Lincoln University and is governed by the terms and conditions set forth by the University.  The Lion Card is not transferable and is not permitted to be used by anyone other than the issued cardholder.

In addition to serving as the official University ID card, the Lion Card can be used by students to access the following services on campus.

  • Residential Hall Access
  • Laundry Machines
  • Meal Plans
  • Campus Store Purchases
  • Time Clock Access
  • Library Services
  • Lion Cash

Lion Cards are issued by the Lion Card Office located in the Office of Information Technology. 

There is no charge for an initial Lion Card for students, faculty and staff.  There is, however, a $10 replacement fee to re-issue a card that has been lost, stolen, or damaged.  The replacement fee may be paid in cash or you can use your debit/credit card at the Bursar's Office.

Lost or stolen Lion Cards must be reported immediately to the Lion Card Office or Public Safety. Reports of lost or stolen cards must be made to the Lion Card Office during normal business hours or to Public Safety at all other times.  Either of these offices has the ability to immediately deactivate an I.D. card.

Lion Card Office
Wright Hall
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Public Safety


Lost, stolen or damaged cards may be replaced at the Lion Card Office during normal business hours.  The fee for faculty, staff and/or students to replace a lost, stolen, or damaged card is $10. The replacement fee may be paid in cash or you can use your debit/credit card at the Bursar's Office.  If a replacement card has been printed and issued, the initial card will be invalid, even if it is found.


  • Laundry Account – At the beginning of each semester, all residential students receive a laundry allowance.  Students may add funds to their laundry account at the Bursar’s Office
  • Residential Hall Access – Students who reside on campus are granted access to their residential building via their Lion Card and they may gain access 24 hours a day.  Students may be asked to present their Lion Card to the desk representative once inside the lobby.
  • Lion Ca$h Account – Lion Ca$h is a declining balance or stored value account which you can deposit funds to use at various locations on campus.  The Lion Ca$h account is activated upon your initial deposit and activation of the account signifies your agreement with the terms and conditions of the Lion Card.  Deposits may be made by cash, money order, cashier’s check or credit card at the Bursar’s Office during normal business hours.
  • Library Services – Students must swipe their Lion Card through the door access reader to enter the Langston Hughes Memorial Library located on the main campus.  You must also present your Lion Card to utilize the services of the Library.