Student Identification Card

Incoming students are issued a photo ID card on the first day of the semester. Photos for the ID cards should be emailed to photoid@stmarys-ca.edu at least one month before the start of your semester or program. Please ensure your photo is a head shot ONLY (2 inches by 2 inches in size). Please do not wear a hat, sunglasses, or anything that may interfere with the visibility of your photo as your ID card will not be printed if your photo is obscured or indistinguishable.

  • Please do not use a black or dark background (a white wall works best).
  • Please do not send your photo in pdf format.
  • Please do not send black and white photos.

The ID card serves as picture identification and is valid for the estimated four years of attendance at Saint Mary’s College (for undergraduates) and for the duration of graduate/professional programs. You must be actively enrolled at SMC to receive a valid ID card. The ID card provides privileges/discounts. The ID card is multi-functional in that it is used for access to the Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center, the Health & Wellness Center, residence halls, the library, and all College events including SMC athletic events The ID card also functions as your meal card allowing you to add more money should you choose. Because the card is issued for a few years, students may also be cross-checked to a current registration listing. Students who are not registered are not eligible to utilize the privileges/discounts of the ID card.

The Business Office issues replacements for lost ID cards Monday - Friday, 9am to 3pm for $10. If the ID is also used as a meal card, it will cost $25 to have a meal card reissued. Replacement cards will be available for pick up within three business days. Please care for your ID card as you would a government issued driver’s license or a credit card. Battered or torn cards will not work effectively.