Student IDs

All faculty, staff and students at the University of the Arts are required to have and wear their University picture ID badges. These badges are necessary for gaining access to University buildings, checking out books at the library, linking up funds from FreedomPay and Dining Services among other processes.

New students can begin uploading their picture beginning May 6, 2015.

In order to prepare the IDs before you arrive, we require the following:

  1. Please upload a digital picture in portrait format (4" w X 6" h) as a jpeg file, no larger than 2 MB.
  2. Photos should be a color head shot from the shoulders up with a plain background. Photos with hats or sunglasses will not be accepted.  Photos become property of UArts and will not be returned.
  3. Go to and follow the instructions there to upload your photo no later than August 14, 2015.
  4. To pick up your student ID during check in, please bring a valid government-issued ID so that we may verify your picture. The only acceptable forms of ID are your driver's license, a state-issued non-driver ID, a passport or military ID.

Once we have your photo, we will produce your card and have it waiting at Hamilton Hall when you check in this August. Please make sure you bring the original copy of your government-issued ID to check-in (see above). Note that we reserve the right not to use any photo that we do not believe is appropriate. All photos will be digitally stored in the University computer system for University use only.

Questions about the system or process can be emailed to Carolyn Weeks, Counselor for Student Financial Services, at