The Bay Card is Cal State East Bay's campus ID card for employees and students. It identifies someone as a member of the Cal State East Bay community and can be used for a variety of activities on campus.
In addition to being your primary form of identification on campus, it is also your campus library card. It can be used to check out equipment in various departments and shown for entry at campus events.
In addition to the other uses of The Bay Card, students living in Student Housing will also use it to enter apartments and residence hall buildings.
For more information about the Bay Card in Student Housing click here.
The Bay Card is just as important to staff and faculty as it is to students. Not only is it your campus ID card, but you can also add Bay Bucks, and purchase meal plans.
Staff and faculty can also use their Bay Card for work-related copying and printing in their department.
The Bay Card is used to access your Pioneer Dining meal plans and FlexDollars, which are completely separate from Bay Bucks. However, all campus dining locations will accept Bay Bucks.
Beverage & Snack Vending Machines
Pioneer Bookstore Convenience Store
Einstein Bros Bagels
In the Library
In the New University Union
In the Old University Union
In the Recreation and Wellness Center
If your card is lost or stolen, it is imperative to cancel it immediately. Log in to the Bay Bucks website and report it, even if you don't have Bay Bucks on your card. Click here to learn how to deactivate your Bay Card.
Reporting your card lost or stolen immediately helps ensure any Bay Bucks you have in your account are protected.
Please visit the Bay Card staff in the University Library to obtain a replacement card. Be prepared to show your police report if you reported the card stolen, otherwise, there will be a $10 charge to replace a lost card. If a police report is filed indicating the card was stolen, this fee is not applicable.
Bay Cards for Pioneer Heights students and employees contain additional coding in order to access door locks. Please report your lost Bay Card to the Student Housing Office.
Guest cards are to be used by patrons of the Library and the campus that do not possess a Bay Card. Guest cards are primarily for use at the University’s Library but can also be used where Bay Bucks are accepted. Students, Staff, and Faculty are expected to use their Bay Card to use services at the Library.
Guest cards will be available at both Hayward and Concord campuses. Guest cards will be $1.00 per each card.
Guest cards will be purchased from the WavePoint machine located by the Learning Commons.
Guest cards will be purchased at the Concord Cashiers Office.