Penn State id+ Card

id+ re-carding events at select Commonwealth Campuses this fall

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Penn State recently updated its id+ card with a new design and enhanced features. In Nov. 2022, Penn State will kick off a University-wide re-carding process with five Commonwealth Campuses, including Dickinson Law, DuBois, Great Valley, Shenango, and Wilkes-Barre. 

To create a seamless re-carding process, Penn State requires all students, faculty, and staff to upload an updated photo headshot before obtaining an updated id+ card. A new ID photo must be submitted by Nov. 4 for fall 2022 re-carding distribution. Details of how to submit a new headshot photo are below.

The new campus card will have an updated design and several new contactless features that create a user-friendly digital experience and improved security for the Penn State community. Additional information will be available in an upcoming Penn State News article about the local re-carding events at the selected Commonwealth Campuses. 

How can I obtain my new id+ card? 
Penn Staters at select Commonwealth Campuses (Dickinson Law, DuBois, Great Valley, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre) will need to submit a new ID photo via the Transact eAccount Mobile App by Nov. 4, 2022. Follow the five steps below on how to submit your new ID photo: 

  1. Download the Transact eAccounts Mobile app from the App Store or Google Play to your phone.  
  2. Search for Penn State and click the SSO (single sign-on) login screen.  
  3. Enter your Penn State user-id ([email protected]) to authenticate your device.  
  4. Upload your updated ID photo on the Transact eAccounts Mobile app. 

If you have problems uploading your photo, contact [email protected] 

When can I pick up my new id+ card? 
An id+ card pick-up event will be announced at your campus. 

  • New id+ cards can only be issued when your current id+ card is returned during the re-carding process. 
  • A valid government-issued photo identification must be present at the time of pick-up. 

Contact us with questions.