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Mountaineer ID cards for visitors will only carry name, department and visitor label

To ensure consistency and eliminate an unnecessary burden on staff, Mountaineer ID cards issued to visitors must display only the person’s name, sponsoring department and a “Visitor” label. Information Technology Services won’t publish titles such as “PhD Candidate,” “Visiting Medical Rotator” or “Visiting Scientist” on these ID cards.

This practice mirrors how ITS has long handled employee cards: Only name and department are printed. Faculty and staff who are sponsoring an official WVU Courtesy account should advise the recipient that position titles won’t be printed.

This applies only to Courtesy cards. It does not affect the other nine official card types: Student; Employee; Mountaineer Temp; Retiree; WVU Foundation; WVU Research Corp.; WVNET; WVU Daycare; and Emergency Medicine.

ITS has seen a surge in these kinds requests for preferred titles in recent months. This trend has created both inconsistency and challenges for student workers and other card production staff. Please direct any questions about this issue to