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Off-Campus OneCard ID Request

Sample OneCard

If you are an online or off-campus student attending classes at one of NIU’s affiliated satellite campuses, you will need to obtain your OneCard ID to access certain student functions. All currently enrolled students are able to come to OneCard ID Services at any point during the semester to acquire a OneCard ID. OneCard ID Services will take your photo and print your card before you leave the office.


Submit Your Photo Online

As an alternative to visiting OneCard ID Services, you may submit your photo online. Your OneCard ID will then be printed and sent to the NIU campus of your choice, providing convenience in obtaining your ID.

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

Sunglasses

  Don't cover any part of your head

Headwear

  No side view or glamour angles

Side/Profile

  Photo of you, and ONLY you

Group

  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

Hands/Gestures

  Must be a high quality photo

Grainy/Blurry

  No Copyrighted or Watermarked photos

Copyright/Watermark

  Don't have text or emoticons visible

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Accessing the OneCard ID Request Form

  • Access the OneCard ID Request Form
  • Log in with your student Z-ID and password
  • Select “Off-Campus OneCard ID Request" option
  • You must select a Delivery Location from the drop-down list
    • You must contact OneCard ID Services if NIU-Rockford, Hoffman Estates, or Naperville are not possible options for you
  • 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 two business days.

Contact Us

OneCard ID Services
HSC Ground Floor

Phone: 815-753-9569
Email: onecard@niu.edu 

Business Hours