Fall 2021 Office Hours for Photo ID and VTA SmartPass Clipper Cards

The Office of College Life is open 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Tuesday - Thursday to provide physical Photo ID and VTA SmartPass Clipper Cards.

Everyone will be required to wear appropriate coverings over their nose and mouth; covering will need to be removed for a few seconds when taking the picture. Only one person at a time will be allowed into the office and social distancing will be required for people waiting in line.

De Anza Student Government (DASG) Name Change Statement

Please see here for more information about the De Anza Student Government name change.

COVID-19 Pandemic Updates

While we're operating under restrictions related to COVID-19 for the 2021 fall quarter, you can still reach us by email or phone. (It is best to use email at this time). We will be periodically checking our email and voicemail between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday - Friday., and we will respond as soon as we can.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to

  • Produce physical photo ID cards or SmartPass Clipper cards (see messages below about the Digital ID Card and Digital VTA SmartPass)
  • Process meeting and event requests for clubs and DASG
  • Check out bicycles
    • Current bike holders please see here for a message about bike returns.

Digital ID Card

Digital ID Card App TileThe digital ID card is now available in MyPortal for use while campus is closed. To access it go to Apps then select the Digital ID Card app tile in the Students section. It is also accessible in the hamburger menu of the De Anza College App for Android and iOS. The digital ID card should show the college logo for the campus at which you are enrolled, your picture if there is one in the system*, your name, the year, quarter, and campus at which you are enrolled, the SmartPass logo if you are eligible to use it, a bar code, and your student ID number. *If you do not have a picture in our system there should be a placeholder silhouette in its place and you will need to show additional documentation such as Driver's License or Passport for identification verification. Unfortunately, there is no way to add pictures until we are all able to return to campus.

Digital VTA SmartPass - No Longer Available after Fall 2021

The VTA is eliminating the digital EZfare program effective December 31, 2021. Digital VTA SmartPasses will no longer be available to request after November 12, 2021. You must come to the Office of College Life to get a VTA SmartPass Clipper card even if you are currently using the digital pass to continue the use of the SmartPass. Our office is currently open 10 am - 2 pm Tuesday - Thursday in the lower level of the Campus Center.

The VTA is temporarily providing passes for SmartPass eligible students while the campuses are closed through the VTA EZfare app for iPhone and Android.

The VTA SmartPass and your VTA EZfare account will be associated with your primary preferred email address in your FHDA profile. Please make sure your email address is up to date before requesting your SmartPass.

After submitting your request if you are eligible your email address will be sent to the VTA within one week. The VTA will then email you about your transit pass; the email will be from moovelna.com. Please check both your Inbox and Spam folders for the email. If after ten (10) days you have not received the email, go to https://vtaezfare.transitsherpa.com/rider-web/ and use the Forgot Password function with your primary preferred email address in your FHDA profile to see if an account has already been set up. If that does not work create new account with your primary preferred email address in your FHDA profile. Once you are logged in go to My Tickets under My Account to see if there is a monthly pass there. You may have to refresh the page or log out and log back in. After you have created your account, it may take up to 2 hours for your pass to be delivered. You can also create accounts, recover passwords, and log in using the Android or iPhone apps.

To submit a request for a digital SmartPass please log in to MyPortal, go to Apps, scroll down to the Students section, then click on VTA SmartPass.

Please visit the following links for more information about VTA EZfare.

VTA EZfare Mobile Ticketing: https://www.vta.org/go/fares/ezfare
VTA EZfare for iPhone and iPad: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/vta-ezfare/id1289964194
VTA EZfare for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.santaclaravta.riderapp
VTA EZfare Mobile Ticketing Account Access: https://vtaezfare.transitsherpa.com/rider-web/

In addition, we have canceled the Flea Markets scheduled until September.

Please see here for information about Remote Legal Advice.

Thank you for your understanding during these difficult and unprecedented times.

Please stay safe and healthy.


The Office of College Life Staff

About College Life

The Office of College Life is a key information and resource center for students, staff and community members. Among the many services we provide are the Photo ID Cards, SmartPass, DASG and Club Information, free legal advice, free bike rentals, approval for posting, and more. The Flea Market office is located in the Office of College Life.  Also located in the Office of College Life is the Student Accounts Office offering services such as discount movie passes, club and DASG accounts, and more.

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