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Spartan Card Photo Submission

The Spartan Card’s online photo submission site enables eligible students to upload a picture to be used on the student ID card, known as the Spartan Card.

Undergraduate Student Photo Submissions

Eligibility: undergraduate freshmen and transfer students who have registered for New Student Orientation (NSO) are encouraged to submit their photo online.

In most cases, online photos must be submitted at least 3 business days prior to orientation. Exceptions occur near holidays and International student orientation. You can check photo deadline dates here

You will pick up your completed Spartan Card during orientation. You must bring your student number (called your APID) and present a government issued photo ID such as a US driver’s license or state ID or passport. If you do not have the proper identity verification documents, you will NOT be able to pick up your Spartan Card. If you have questions about these requirements, you can call our office at 517-355-4500, Monday – Friday 8am – 5:00pm or email us at

Spartan Card

Your Spartan Card is your key to services on campus. The Spartan Card is used for a variety of services including meal plans, building access, student athletic tickets, class attendance, Spartan Cash, and as a library card.

Your first Spartan ID card is provided free of charge. Replacement cards are $20.

Photo Submission Criteria

Your photo must meet the criteria outlined to be accepted. All photos are subject to approval.

The MSU ID Office will send an email within 2-3 business days to your MSU email address regarding whether your submitted photo is accepted or declined.

More photo submission tips

Submit photo button

Note: It will take 1-3 business days once you sign up for orientation for the system to receive your information.


International Center
427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 170
East Lansing, MI 48824

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.


(517) 355-4500


(517) 353-2006