Orientation OneCard ID Request

Sample OneCardStudents attending an orientation are able to stop by OneCard ID Services to have their picture taken and OneCard ID printed after checking out of orientation. If you decide not to get your OneCard ID during orientation, you are free to come back to OneCard ID Services at any time as long as you are enrolled for the upcoming or current semester.

Submit Your Photo Online

If you are attending orientation through Orientation & Family Connections or Deacon Davis CHANCE Program, we now offer the option of submitting your photo online in the hopes of creating a more favorable orientation day experience. Your OneCard ID will then be printed and made available for pickup immediately following orientation checkout. Please follow the guidelines below to submit your request today.

Don't wait for your OneCard ID - have your ID wait for you!

Photo Requirements

  Provide a clear, recent photo of yourself
  No more than 6 months old
  At least 350 pixels by 350 pixels in size
  Show your entire head and face the camera directly
  Look directly at the camera; don't angle or tilt your head or shoulders at all
  Include space around your head so we can resize your photo
  Photo is to be used for identification
This is for identification, not social media

  Eyes must be visible, not covered


  Don't cover any part of your head


  No side view or glamour angles


  Photo of you, and ONLY you


  Your entire head must be in the photo

Partial Head

  Smile, Don't use trendy or funny faces

Facial Expressions

  Plain and light-colored background

Scenic Background

  Photo must be in color; Don't add filters

Black & White

  Don't have your hands or arms visible


  Must be a high quality photo


  No Copyrighted or Watermarked photos


  Don't have text or emoticons visible


Accessing the OneCard ID Request Form

  • Access the OneCard ID Request Form
  • Log in with your student Z-ID and password
  • Select the option from the list that describes the orientation you have selected:
    • “Orientation Deacon Davis CHANCE OneCard ID Request" 
    • “Orientation & Family Connections (OFC) OneCard ID Request"
  • Follow the instructions on the form to upload your photo
    • You will be able to track the status of your request following your submission.
    • Should you receive a rejection of your photo, you will be notified via your NIU student Z-ID email account within four business days.

Contact Us

OneCard ID Services
Founder’s Library, room 104


Business Hours