New ID Card / Turnstile Entry System

A Medgar Evers College ID card is your first step towards a safe campus. Faculty, staff and students will be required to tap their MEC ID cards on the turnstile system to enter the building.

MEC ID cards are to be displayed to Public Safety staff upon entering the Bedford Building.

Showing your MEC ID card is mandatory, not an inconvenience.

ID cards are the property of the college. Invalid or misused ID cards will be confiscated by a Public Safety officer or an ID office staff member.


What I need to obtain the New ID Card.
Existing employees and students need to turn in their current ID cards in order to receive the New ID Card. New employees and students need to bring a valid photo ID and know their CUNY Employee ID # in order to receive the New ID Card.

Do I need to take a new photo?
Yes, a new photo is required for the updated system.

Will my current ID card work?
Everyone needs to get validated for the current semester. Once validated, your ID card will grant you entry.

Where do I validate my ID card?
ID cards are validated at the Public Safety Office (see address below).

What happens if I am visiting the Campus?
Visitors to the campus must have a valid photo ID and sign-in with Public Safety.

Where can I obtain a MEC ID Card?
MEC ID cards can be obtained from the Public Safety Main Office located at 1638 Bedford Ave (AB1) Room C17. Office Number: 718.270.6069. If your card is lost or stolen, report it to Public Safety as soon as possible. The old card will be deactivated, and a new card will be issued for a $10 fee, payable at Bursars (S Building 3rd Floor).

Are the turnstiles wheelchair accessible?
Yes, each building has an ADA accessible entrance.

In case of an emergency will the turnstiles allow unrestricted exit?
Yes, in case of a fire or power outage the barrier arms will allow unrestricted exit.