Welcome to Lafayette College! Upload your Lafayette ID Card Photo Today!

Now that you are joining the campus community, you will need to obtain an official Lafayette ID Card.  Your ID Card provides access to campus services including athletic events, college store purchases, dining meal plans & pard dollars, library checkout, recreation center, transportation via LCAT shuttle, and Williams Center for the Arts events. The ID Card also includes an optional stored value account (Pard Dollars), allowing you to make purchases on-campus and off-campus.

Your ID Card requires a photo to be included as part of your identification. Our online photo submission process allows you to quickly and easily submit a photo of your choice, online and from the comfort of your own home.

To get started, please submit a photo following the instructions below. Once your photo is submitted, the ID Office will review your photo and email you with approval or next steps if your photo cannot be used.

If you have any questions: call (610) 330-5347 or send an email

Process of submitting a photo

Through Android or Apple mobile apps:

  1. Download & launch the eAccounts mobile app
  2. Select Lafayette College
  3. Select SAML2, then Continue to sign In using your Lafayette NetID and password
  4. Select the Manage Account icon in the upper-right
  5. Select Submit ID Photo
  6. Upload an image from your image gallery or take a new one with the Camera option
  7. You will receive instant feedback if the photo meets requirements.  If a new submission is required, please ensure your photo meets all requirements in the two sections below.
  8. The Lafayette ID Office will email you with approval or next steps if your photo cannot be used

If you have any questions: call (610) 330-5347 or send an email


Through a web browser:

  1. Log into eAccounts using your Lafayette NetID and password
    • Issues logging in? Please contact the help desk at (610) 330-5501
  2. Select Profile
  3. Select the Click to submit a new photo link
  4. Before you are able to submit your photo, you must accept the Terms and Conditions
  5. Once you accept the Terms and Conditions, a new tab will open. Click on the cloud logo/upload link, select the photo you want to use, and click open
  6. You will receive instant feedback if the photo meets requirements.  If a new submission is required, please ensure your photo meets all requirements in the two sections below.
  7. The Lafayette ID Office will email you with approval or next steps if your photo cannot be used.

If you have any questions: call (610) 330-5347 or send an email

Photo submission requirements

We’ll need a recent color photo with a plain, neutral background (white, off-white, cream, beige, light gray).

Your photo should display your head, including both face and hair, from the crown of the head to the tip of the chin, and from hairline side-to-side, similar to a driver’s license or passport.  Senior/high school graduation photos are not acceptable.

Head coverings are acceptable due to religious beliefs, provided the head covering shows a full front view of the face, does not cast a shadow onto the face, shows an overall pattern in the fabric or material (not a graphic design).

Prescription glasses may be worn for the photo; however, there should be no reflections from the eyeglasses that obscure the eyes. Dark glasses or nonprescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless they are needed for medical reasons.

The key requirement for your Lafayette ID is that the photo clearly identifies the cardholder.

If you have any questions: call (610) 330-5347 or send an email

Tips for submitting an acceptable photo

DO

  • Current color photo in focus, without any added effects
  • Neutral color and smooth background
  • Centered and front view of full face
  • Cropped from just above the top of the head to the collarbone
  • Proper lighting
  • Eyes open and visible, looking at the camera
  • Wear prescription glasses if you normally do so
  • Photo in [jpg format size between 300KB to 2MB]

DON’T

  • Wear hats, sunglasses or other items that obscure the face
  • Glare on glasses; closed eyes
  • Eyes looking down or to either side.
  • Shadows on the face
  • Other visible people, pets or objects in the photo
  • Inappropriate expressions
  • Group Photos
  • Blurry Photos
  • Black and White photos
  • Photos with your hand resting on your face
  • Crop off the top of your head or side angle your face
  • Photos taken more than six months ago

Note: Taking a photo with most smart phones/devices works well

 The card office cannot accept a photo that does not meet the requirements.

If you have any questions: call (610) 330-5347 or send an email

Deadlines

Photos must be submitted and approved before August 20, 2021.  If a satisfactory photo is not received in time, you will need to contact the card office to schedule an appointment once you arrive on campus.  This may delay your access to essential campus services and meal plan.

If you have any questions: call (610) 330-5347 or send an email

When/how to receive your ID Card

The Office of Student Leadership & Involvement will notify students with instructions to receive their physical ID Card.

If you have any questions: call (610) 330-5347 or send an email

How can I receive a replacement ID card

While issuing initial cards and updating photos for the College’s systems are free services, the cost to replace an ID card is $25.00 with payment made online through the the ID card replacement TouchNet store.

If you have any questions: call (610) 330-5347 or send an email