The OneCard ID is the official identification card of Northern Illinois University. It is your key to accessing all functions on campus:
Log in with your student Z-ID and password.
Select the option that best describes your situation:
Fill in the required information.
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
Smile, don't use trendy or funny faces
Plain and light-colored
Photo must be in color; Don't add filters
Black and White
Don't have your hands or arms visible
Must be a high quality
No copyrighted or watermarked photos
Don't have text or emoticons
Please ensure that your address is correct in MyNIU. Your mailed OneCard ID will take 7 to 10 business days to arrive.
Note: You will be charged $20.00 for a card replacement if you come to the OneCard Office needing your card prior to it arriving to your address.