Forms of Identification
All students are required to have a student ID (Hokie Passport) card. The card verifies who you are and the date you were born. It allows students to access meal plans, ride the bus, use the libraries, enter athletic and entertainment events, and take advantage of student discounts.
Students will either be given a PID (Personal IDentifier) before or after their arrival. The PID allows students to access e-mail, Hokie SPA, Campus Pipeline, CourseInfo, and the Internet. Students will also be included on the Cranwell International Center's and Graduate Student Services' listservs which informs them of important policies, activities, and reminders.
Virginia driver's licenses can also be used as an official ID. Virginia driver’s manuals are available at the Cranwell International Center to help you prepare for the test. For more information concerning Virginia driver's licenses, please visit the DMV website.
It is mandatory that all F-1 and J-1 students employed in the U.S., including Canadian students, obtain a Social Security number. Students must provide proof of employment offer before applying for a Social Security number. Dependents with F-2 visas are not permitted to have Social Security numbers. A Social Security official visits the Cranwell International Center on a monthly basis.