by Liv

Find an ISUCard? Here’s what you can do.

Hi Cyclones!

Let me tell you a short story many of you might relate to. Last week, I lost my ID. Sound familiar? I think we all experience something like this at some point in our college careers. I was riding the CyRide as I do everyday, but this time I got on the bus with my ISUCard and got off the bus without it. It only took a matter of seconds for me to reach into my now empty pocket and feel the panic as I looked up and saw the bus driving away.

As you probably already know, it is difficult to go a day without your student ID. Getting on the bus, going to the gym, buying food on campus…. You can’t do any of this without your ID. While this story may be more familiar to some as it is to others, we will all most likely lose something on campus in our college days.

Role Switch!

Now let’s flip roles…Pretend you are the one that gets on the exact same bus after me and finds a lonely ISUCard card laying on your seat. What do you do? You may think to search and message them on social media or simply hand it off to the bus driver….But what if I told you that you already have that person’s contact information in your phone?

That’s right! Kind of creepy – I know. But as a student, you are a part of one big network…A network that allows you to sign into your account and type any students first and last name and their email will magically appear!  Here’s how it works:


Okay cool, but why do I need to know this?

What’s great about this is that you can find anyone that is a part of Iowa State and get in contact with them! This is useful for when you find something that doesn’t belong to you, or for when you lose something – in hopes someone does the same for you!


So now that you know…start putting your name on everything you own! Someone will surely come along, see your name, and email you right away!


Thanks for reading!

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