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ID Center


The ID Center produces Pitt-Johnstown identification cards for students, faculty, staff, and certain affiliates of the University. The Center also generates badges, worn for security purposes, which identify employees who work in varying locations and outside contractors who are authorized to work on campus.

Cards are produced on a state of the art ID Card printer and laminator and can be produced on-site in a matter of minutes.

The Pitt-Johnstown ID Center is located in room G52 in the Student Union Building. Phone: (814) 269-2049. Normal hours are from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.  Special accommodations can be made for those who are unable to get to Pitt-Johnstown during normal operating hours.

Purpose of an ID Card

The primary purpose of an ID Card is to identify a person as belonging to the Pitt-Johnstown Campus Community. The regular Pitt-Johnstown ID Card is recognized as the Mountain Cat Card and provides the owner's photograph, name and access number.  The card serves as a means for students to access their meal plan and for housing residents to gain access to their place of residence.  Faculty, students and staff must also use this card to gain entry into the Wellness Center on campus.  Students can also add funds to their individual Mountain Cat Cash account at the Business Office. You can then use your Mountain Cat Card to access that account for making purchases at all campus eating venues and at the Bookstore.

Furthermore, students can use his/her Mountain Cat Card at photocopiers and to pay for color printing. Vending funds are added to this account at one of several revalue stations located on campus.  These stations are in the Owen Library and next to the User Services Support desk in Blackington Hall.  Once funds have been added to the vending strip on the card they can NOT be refunded.


Cost of an ID Card

There is no initial charge for a Mountain Cat Card. However, there is a $20.00 fee to replace a lost card and a $5.00 fee to replace a damaged card or have a Temporary ID card issued. If a card has been misplaced, the ID Center should be notified as soon as possible to have the lost card deactivated.  A temporary ID can then be issued if requested by the student.  The temporary ID card is valid for a period of seven days. If the original card is found during this period, the owner should return the temporary card to the ID Center at which time his/her original card will be reactivated.

Freshman ID Cards

New students on campus during the summer for Academic Planning sessions or Placement Exams will have their photo taken at that time. Their cards are not immediately produced, but are printed over the summer and distributed to students in August during New Student Orientation and "move-in" day.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Do not punch any holes in your Mountain Cat card as this can cause it to malfunction.

Mission of The Pitt-Johnstown ID Center

The ID Center staff strives to provide service to the Pitt-Johnstown Community in a manner that is both efficient and courteous. It is our goal to resolve any ID Card problems or questions as quickly as possible.
Last Reviewed: October 31, 2013