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Ouachita ID Card

The Ouachita ID Card is the official identification card for the students, faculty and staff at Ouachita Baptist University. It offers a convenient, easy and safe way to utilize campus services. The Ouachita ID Card serves the following purposes:

  • University Identification
  • Food Service
  • OBU Dollars
  • Library Card
  • Residence Hall access
  • Access to computer labs, Sturgis and other facilities
  • Laundry Services

All Ouachita Baptist University students are issued an ID card that allows them to use campus facilities and take part in campus activities such as athletic events, fine arts performances and rec sports. It is also used when writing or cashing checks at Student Financial Services.


Food Service

The Ouachita ID Card is also used to access the Ouachita Commons, the primary dining center on campus. All residential students have unlimited use of the Commons any time between 7:00am and 7:00pm on weekdays, and regular meal times on weekends. In addition to the Commons, Ouachita students have access to retail food outlets on campus, including Dr. Jacks, Chick-Fil-A and the Tiger Grill, through their ID cards.


OBU Dollars

Ouachita students can add OBU Dollars to their ID card account which can be used to make purchases on campus at the Bookstore or vending machines. By using OBU Dollars you don’t have to worry about carrying cash or writing checks.


Library Card

The Ouachita ID Card also serves as a library card. This allows students to check out books and other reference works from Ouachita’s Riley-Hickingbotham Library.


Building Access

Access to the residence halls at Ouachita is controlled by a security system monitored by Campus Safety. Residential students at Ouachita will use their ID cards to enter their residence halls at night. Other campus facilities, including computer labs and Sturgis Physical Education Center, are secured for your safety at night and can be accessed using your ID card.


Laundry Services

Residence halls and apartments at Ouachita have washing and drying machines for laundry. Instead of trying to find quarters to use the machines, students can use their Ouachita ID card to activate the washers and dryers for no additional cost.


Reporting Lost or Stolen Cards

If your Ouachita ID card has been lost or stolen, report it to Student Development to get a NEW card immediately. There is a $25 charge to replace a lost or stolen ID card. For additional information, contact:


Student Development

Evans Student Center 220
Phone: 870-245-5220
Fax: 870-245-5341

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