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Submit a photo

UW campus in fall, with Husky Card

Your student Husky Card is your official photo identification card while attending the University of Washington and provides access to campus services, buildings, transportation, and activities.

Who can submit a photo online

New incoming UW Seattle and Bothell campus students are eligible to use this site to submit your photo online for your official UW Husky Card. 

UW Tacoma students should not use this site for photo submission and instead visit the UW Tacoma website for information on how to submit your photo and obtain your card. 

Transfer students between campuses do not need to upload a new photo, as your previous card will become active after you transfer. 

Note: Submitting your photo online does not automatically initiate the printing of a Husky Card. Please be sure to visit the Husky Card Operations Updates page for specific information and instructions on how to obtain your card. 

Step 1: Find a photo

You will need to take or find a recent color passport-style photo of yourself. Read the photo requirements below. 

Along with your photo you will also need to submit a color scan or picture of your US driver’s license, state ID, passport, or military ID. If you do not have one, you may submit these three documents instead: high school ID card, birth certificate and social security card. Include the entire document and make sure the identity information on it is clear and readable. 

Your government ID is used for identity verification purposes only. In accordance with UW's security and privacy policies, your ID documents will not be saved in any system and will be permanently deleted once your submission has been approved. You may alternatively choose to visit our office and have your documents verified, photo taken, and Husky Card issued to you in person. 

how to save and name your photo

  • Save your photo as a .JPG file, and do not exceed 500 KB.
  • Name your file using your 7-digit UW student ID number.

Photo requirements

  • Recently taken color photo of yourself. Passport-style photos are ideal.
  • Photo must be unedited, no filters are allowed. Use of any editing will result in a rejection of your photo.
  • Photo must be taken in front of a plain white, off-white, or very light colored solid background. No objects should appear in the image. 
  • Photo must be taken in full-face view directly facing the camera.
  • Cropped from just above the top of the head to collarbone and centered within the frame.
  • No hats or head coverings, unless worn daily for a religious purpose.
  • No sunglasses. Only prescription eyewear is permitted.
  • Neutral or smiling facial expressions only. 
  • File format must be JPG and cannot exceed 500 KB.
Examples of correct and incorrect student photo for ID card

Step 2: Register your preferred name (optional)

If you would like your preferred name printed on your Husky Card, make sure you have first registered it at Identity.UW. You'll need to login using your UW NetID. More information about preferred names can be found here

Step 3: Submit your photo using our secure portal

Ready to submit your photo? Go to our submission form

Step 4: Check your UW email

Photo submissions are reviewed manually Monday-Friday. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing due to the volume received. An email will be sent to your UW email address once the review process is complete. All photos are subject to approval. If your photo is rejected you will need to complete the submission form again to upload both a new photo file and government-issued photo ID that meets the requirements.

Receiving your Husky Card

UW Seattle campus students: Refer to our Operations Updates page for current information about how to obtain your card. 

UW Bothell campus students: Please note that successful submission of your photo does not constitute a request for the printing of your Husky Card. Email uwbinfo@uw.edu to request information on how to obtain your card. You can also find more information on the UW Bothell website. Any questions should be directed to uwbinfo@uw.edu.

CONTACT US

Husky Card Office
huskycrd@uw.edu
(206) 543-7222
Odegaard Undergraduate Library, ground floor

First Year Programs
fyp@uw.edu
(206) 543-4905
120 Mary Gates Hall

UW Bothell Office of Admissions
uwbinfo@uw.edu
(425) 352-5000

UW Tacoma Office of the Registrar
reguwt@uw.edu
(253) 692-4913