NDSU ID Card - Getting Your Card

Below are instructions and all the things you need in order to get your NDSU ID Card.

Note: Employees need funding authorization prior to charging an ID card to their department.

To obtain an NDSU ID Card

Photo Guidelines

Please keep the following in mind before taking/selecting your photo:
  • Frame subject with full face, front view, eyes open.
  • Make sure to have even lighting on the front of your face.
    • The most common reasons for rejecting a photo: lighting is poor and is creating strong shadows on the face, discolored or filter used.
  • Leave a margin around a full head shot when you crop your photo.
  • No hats, sunglasses, jewelry, or garments of any sort that obstruct the view of your face.
  • No other people or objects in photo.
  • Must be a color photograph against a plain background (can be a color).
  • Subject must have a natural expression and facing forward. We encourage smiling!
  • No copyrighted materials.
  • Only .JPEG images are accepted. MINIMUM SIZE= 500x500 

Submitting Your Photo

Mac & iPhone Users

To submit your photo, please email your photo to the Card Center at ndsu.cardcenter@ndsu.edu using your NDSU email. DO NOT submit a government ID through email, bring it with you upon pick up.

PC Users

To submit your photo, please follow these instructions to upload photo:
  1. Log in to https://webcard.ndsu.edu/login/ with your NDSU credentials (Electronic ID)
  2. Click Submit ID Photo from the menu bar on the left
  3. Click on the Upload Photo button
  4. Select the photo you wish to upload from your device
  5. Make sure the photo preview is of the correct photo, and that it follows our guidelines above.
  6. Click Submit
  7. Click Submit again 
Next, you must upload a photo ID. To submit an image of your driver’s license, passport, or other government issued photo ID, follow these instructions:
  1. Log in to https://webcard.ndsu.edu/login/ with your NDSU credentials (Electronic ID)
  2. Click Submit ID Photo from the menu bar on the left
  3. Click on the Upload ID button
  4. Click the Choose File button
  5. Select the image of your identification from your device
  6. Make sure the photo preview is correct
  7. Click Submit
  8. Click Submit again 
After submitting, check your NDSU email for your response; within 24 hours M-F. DO NOT submit a government ID through email, bring it with you upon pick up.

Lost ID Cards: 

If your ID is lost or misplaced, deactivate your card online,  call NDSU Police at 231-8998, or 231-6252 during business hours. The replacement cost of a lost card from the NDSU Card Center, Memorial Union, is $20.00. You may pay for the new card by charging to student account, cash, or card.

Damaged ID Cards: 

Replacement cost is $10.00 if you turn in the damaged card at time of replacement. ID cards are used for access control and if a card becomes damaged, it could render it unusable. Punching a hole, bending, excessive dirt, scratching, or cracking the card will damage the card. You may pay for the new card by charging to student account, cash, or card.