V-Number is the New Student Identifier
July 13, 2018
The University of Idaho now uses the VandalNumber, or V-number, in place of the Student ID Number, which will slowly be discontinued in order to streamline processes and make use easier for faculty, students, and staff. As of July, 11, all students are being identified by their V-number.
To make this transition as seamless as possible, Information Technology Services and the Registrar's Office have updated card readers and online systems.
VandalCard Transition Facts:
- VandalCards printed before this summer's UIdaho Bound sessions only have Student ID Numbers on them.
- Some students who received a VandalCard during this year's UIdaho Bound events will have both their Student ID Number and their V-number on their VandalCard.
- All VandalCards printed on or after July 11, 2018, will only have a V-number on them.
How You Can Help:
- All paper forms should be updated to now request the nine-digit V-number from students.
More Information for Employees:
- Students admitted before July 11 are still searchable via their Student ID Number.
- Students admitted on or after July 11 will only be searchable via their V-number.
- Students are being encouraged to keep their VandalCard with them.
More Information for Students:
- Older VandalCards will still work and do not need to be replaced, including for residence hall access and dining.
- As always, students who wish to replace their VandalCards may do so for free by bringing their old VandalCard to the VandalCard Office in the Bruce M. Pitman Center.
If you have any questions about this change, please contact your local technical support staff, or visit the project webpage.
About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 11,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky and Western Athletic conferences. Learn more at uidaho.edu