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Southern Illinois University
1255 Lincoln Drive | Mailcode 4407
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
618-536-3351 | F: 618-453-1005
ID CARD OFFICE
The ID Office is located on the second floor of the Student Center across from the Administration Office. Normal business hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Student Center building hours.
- ID Card uses
- Photo Upload Guidelines
- Photo must be from the top of the shoulders to top of the head with blank space above the head (Driver’s license or Passport format).
- Look straight ahead (no profile or angle).
- No hats, scarves, sunglasses worn unless worn for valid religious reasons.
- Solid white background
- A straight face or smile.
- Upload a valid (non expired) U.S. Government issued form of identification (Driver’s license, passport with U.S. Visa, State or Military issued ID.
- No professional photos or copyrighted images.
- Card Issue Guidelines
- U.S. Driver’s License or State ID
- Military ID
- Orientation Student Guidelines
- Card Pick-Up
- Changing an existing ID Card
- Lost/Stolen/Damaged ID cards
- Off Campus ID Cards
- Misuse of ID Card
First time students, faculty and staff may submit an image electronically by following the specifications below:
If you are unable to submit your photo online, you can get your card in person when you attend New Student Orientation or any time after. You will need to present a U.S. Government issued form of identification (Driver’s license, passport with U.S. Visa, State or Military issued ID.
Example of accepted photo upload:
You can upload your ID Card photo at idcard.siu.edu
To receive an ID card you must be a student, staff, faculty or retired member of the university.
If you are a new faculty or staff member, a picture form of identification and your contract from Human Resources must be presented prior to obtaining a card. Last, first, middle name or initial in addition to classification will be printed on the ID card.
Formal titles will not be printed. Required forms of identification must be current/unexpired, name spelled correctly, and no paper copies. The following identification can be:
A picture will be necessary in obtaining an ID card
No headgear, sunglasses or any other item that obstructs the face will be worn at the time the ID picture is taken. In accordance with the United States Department of State policy regarding the wearing of religious headgear in passport photos, photographs must be taken with no visible obstruction of the face necessary for positive identification. The upper portion of the forehead to the lowest point of the chin may not be covered.Photos can be taken at the ID office.
If you are a new student, staff or faculty member you have the option of
uploading your photo at idcard.siu.edu
New students will incur a $13 charge, which is charged to their Bursar bill. The ID charge is nonrefundable if you have received a card.
Virtual Orientation Student Guidelines
Students may upload their photos from the period of April 1 to August 14. A valid (non-expired) government issued photo ID: driver’s license, state ID, military ID or a passport must be uploaded with your photo.
In Person Orientations
Students who upload their photo must do so prior to their scheduled orientation
date. For example, if you have a Friday or Saturday orientation your photo must be uploaded by 3:00 pm Monday. If your orientation is on Monday your photo must be uploaded by 3:00 pm Tuesday. A valid
(non expired) government issued photo ID: driver’s license, state ID, military ID or a passport must be uploaded with your photo. ID cards will be available for pick up at 8:00 am on the day of your orientation.
ID pictures taken in the ID office before 12:00 pm on the day of your orientation
(Monday or Friday only) will be the only card guaranteed for pick up no later than 4:00 pm on the day of your orientation.
The student will incur a $13.00 charge which is non-refundable.
If your card has been stolen or misplaced you will need to go to SalukiNet or idcard.siu.edu to inactivate your card or call the ID Office at 618/536-3351 and let us inactivate the card for you. After 4:30 p.m. and on weekends you may notify the Department of Public Safety (618/453-3771). If you find your card you will need to bring it to the ID Office for re-activation or go to SalukiNet. We will not re-activate your card over the phone.
For a replacement ID card, you will incur a $25 charge to your Bursar bill or you may pay using your Debit Dawg at the time of service.
The cardholder is responsible for safeguarding their ID card. Should a card become lost, either accidentally or by theft, SIU assumes no responsibility for illegitimate purchases from the cardholders account prior to the cardholder notifying the ID office during regular business hours at 618/536-3351, deactivating the ID card through SalukiNet after business hours, or by contacting the SIU Department of Public Safety at 618/453-3771.
Depending on where your card was lost, your ID may be mailed back to the ID card office. You must be a current student to claim a lost card.
The procedure to get an ID from an off campus locations:
Go to your off campus department to request an ID. Submit a jpeg image from the shoulders up, a valid (not expired) scanned image of your Driver License or State ID, Military ID or Passport and your Dawg Tag Number.
Your department will send the request to affiliate department on SIU main Campus.
The main campus department will make a request to ID Office. It will take 2 to 4 weeks to process your request.
The main Campus department will mail your ID to your off campus department.
To prevent damage to our card swipe devices, cards turned into the ID office that are taped, cracked, chipped, have animal bite marks, holes, bent or damaged in any other way will be shredded. Cards with an image that is too worn to identify the cardholder will also be shredded.
Patrons bringing non-working ID cards to our office that are cracked, chipped, have animal bite marks, holes, bent or worn image will not be repaired.