New students, avoid the lines and get your ID card early!

Have your PolarExpress student ID card ready and waiting for you when you arrive at UAF! (This is only for students who have never had a PolarExpress card before.) Go to, upload your picture and leave the rest to the UAF Bursar’s Office! You can also add Bear Bucks from this site and to purchase your books, snacks and other items on campus. 

We will notify you when your card is ready for pickup on the next available business day at the Bursar’s Office, first floor Signers’ Hall, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Please bring a valid photo ID.