Campus ID Card FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I pick up my Campus ID Card?
A: You can obtain your Campus ID Card after your ID Photo is approved.
After your photo has been approved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment to pick up your Campus ID Card Monday-Friday between 10-3pm. The appointments are in 10-minute increments. The entrance to The Hill is across from Aldrich Hall and next to Starbucks.
Q: I’m living on campus, and I didn’t get a card at move-in. What do I do?
A: Please email email@example.com to make an appointment to pick up your Campus ID Card Monday-Friday between 10-3pm. The appointments are in 10-minute increments. The entrance to The Hill is across from Aldrich Hall and next to Starbucks.
Q: I need my ID Card for the dining halls and I don’t have one. What do I do?
A: You can still use your meal plans in the dining halls. Please tell the dining hall staff your ID number and name when you arrive. You may need to bring some alternate form of ID for verification of your name and meal plan.
Q: I will not be coming to campus this Fall Quarter. Do I still need to upload an ID photo?
A: A physical Campus ID Card is only required for in-person activities so you do not need to pick one up until you are ready to come to campus.
However, a valid photo ID is required for remote and online systems starting in Fall Quarter, so please take the time to upload your photo to the system before the deadline.
Q: Are you going to mail out Campus ID Cards?
A: No, we are not mailing Campus ID Cards. A physical Campus ID Card is only required for in-person activities so you do not need to pick one up until you are ready to come to campus.
Q: I already have an ID Card/I lost my ID Card. How do I obtain a new one?
A: For replacement Campus ID Cards, there is a $20.00 fee. Please e-mail SM8206@bncollege.com to set up an appointment to get a replacement ID Card. If you are not returning to campus for in-person activities at this time, you do not need to replace your physical ID Card until you return to campus.
Q: My Photo ID upload link expired. Where do I go to upload my photo?
A: You can always visit this website to upload your ID photo: http://myphotoid.uci.edu/
Q: What qualifies as a supporting document?
A: Supporting documents must include a recent photo of yourself and your full legal name. Any of the following pieces of government-issued identification are acceptable:
- Passport photo page / Passport Card
- Driver License
- State issued identification card
- Permanent Resident Card
- Trusted Traveler Card
- US Armed Services identification card
If you do not possess any of these documents, a recent School Photo ID such as a High School Photo ID as a supporting document is also acceptable.
Q: Can I email my new photo and government-issued ID after my photo’s been denied?
A: We cannot take submissions over email. Please log onto http://myphotoid.uci.edu/ to upload your new photo and government-issued ID for review again.
Q: How do I get my photo approved quickly?
A: Tips for getting your photo approved:
- Take your photo in front of a blank wall in brightly lit area. Make sure the background is a light neutral color such as white, beige or light grey.
- Avoid spotlights or direct lighting that will create harsh shadows.
- Make sure your head and body is facing the camera.
- Look directly into the camera and avoid downward or upward angles.