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In the interest of promoting safety and security for our students, the University Police strongly encourage new students to submit a photo for their UB Card prior to visiting campus for Orientation.

Submitting your photo for your University at Buffalo identification card is easy! Students with University e-mail addresses should use Send Us Your Selfie to submit their photo.

Note: If you are an International Student and/or do not have a University at Buffalo e-mail address, please use this form.
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UB Card Photo Submission System

Please read over the guidelines to make sure your photo will be appropriate.

  • The image must be at least 15 kilobytes (KB) and less than 1 megabyte (MB).
  • The image must be at least 300x300 pixels.
  • The image must be a .jpg file.
  • This picture is for identification purposes, so it must clearly identify you.
  • You must be looking straight at the camera. (No side profiles!)
  • The background must be a light, solid color. (White or off-white)
  • There can be no borders on the photo.
  • There should be a small space between your head and the top of the image, as well as a definite contrast between you and the background.
  • The photograph must be in color, not black & white.
  • There can be no red eye or flash reflection on glasses or contact lenses.
  • No hats, sunglasses, jewelry, or garments of any sort that obstruct the view of your face.
Good photo
This is a good photo.
Good photo
This is a good photo.
(though it wouldn't hurt to smile!)
Subject should be facing forward
This is a bad photo.
You should be facing forward.
Photo must include subject's shoulders
This is a bad photo.
The photo must include your shoulders.
Hats are not allowed, and backgrounds must be light in color
This is a bad photo.
Hats are not allowed. The background must be a light color.

Additional Info

  • The UB Card office reserves the right to refuse any photos that do not meet these requirements.
  • Photo submissions are manually reviewed and can take up to two business days to be processed.
  • The UB Card office will make one attempt to notify you if your photo is not accepted.
  • If your photo cannot be used we will simply take your photo at the UB Card office or carding location.
  • If you have any difficulty meeting any of these guidelines, please contact the UB Card Office.

Photo Submission Form

If you do not have a University e-mail address, please fill out the information below to begin uploading your photo.

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