Photo Submission

Submitting a photo for your id+ card is easy. Follow the instructions and photo requirements below. Once submitted, an email notification will indicate whether the photo has been approved or a new submission will be required.

From Nov. 7 – 23, cardholders are being asked to submit new id+ card photos, ahead of a spring 2023, University-wide re-carding process.

Photo Submission Instructions

Preferred photo submissions take place via the Transact eAccount Mobile app. To submit a 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. Ensure personal information is complete and correct.
  5. Select the "Settings" tab, if it is not displayed.
  6. Upload your updated ID photo on the Transact eAccounts Mobile app.
    Note: The photo must meet the requirements outlined below
  7. If there are any problems in uploading your photo, contact [email protected].

Individuals with budget-friendly phones or who do not wish to download the app can submit via the Transact eAccount web portal:

  1. Select “Manage Your eAccounts” in the menu tab above.
  2. Select the “Profile” tab, if it is not displayed.
  3. Update profile information, if prompted.
  4. Upload the updated photo. Note: The photo must meet the requirements outlined below.

Alternatively, photos can be updated by visiting the local id+ Office during business hours from Nov. 7 through Nov. 23. New id+ cards will then be distributed during the specified re-carding event.

New Student Orientation Upload

Students enrolled in New Student Orientation will also need to upload their valid govenment-issued photo identification (vetting document) after submitting a headshot photo.
Note: id+ cardholders involved in the re-carding process will not need to submit a government-issued photo identification. However, one will be needed during the pick-up event.

Photo Submission Guidelines


  • Shoulders and head directly facing the camera
  • Eyes open
  • Background is plain and neutral
  • Photo is in color and without filters


  • Crop photo
  • Wear a hat or sunglasses
  • Use hand gestures
  • Include anyone else in the photo

Re-Carding Events

Photos submitted by current cardholders will be used in re-carding events hosted at each campus. Details for each event can be found below.

The University-wide re-carding marks the first time issuing new id+ card since 2004.

With the id+ card serving as the official identification card of the University, updated photos are being requested to accurately reflect the cardholder.

Older versions of the id+ card will need to be presented at the designated re-carding event. A replacement card fee will be charged if not presented at the time of pickup. Additionally, a secondary form of identification may be required during the re-carding event.

Campus Re-carding Events


Feb. 9, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lubert Commons


Jan. 24&26, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Port Sky Special Events Room


Feb. 28, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Brodhead Bistro Special Events Room


Feb. 20, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Feb. 21, 2023 - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

113 Reed Union Building


Feb. 15, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lion's Den


Feb. 8, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Blue Apple Cafe

Dickinson Law

Nov. 16, 2022

11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

106 Tricket Hall - Trial Room


Nov. 15, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

DEF 213


March 2, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cyber Cafe - Williams Building

Great Valley


Greater Allegheny

March 1, 2023

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cafe Metro


March 8, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

March 9, 2023 - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Olmstead Building (near Stacks)


March 15, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Graham Building Lobby

Lehigh Valley


Mont Alto

Feb. 1, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Mill Heritage Room

New Kensington

March 1, 2023

8:00 a.m. - Noon

Art Gallery


Feb. 16, 2023

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Creekside Market


March 15, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Dawson 117


Nov. 9, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Great Room

University Park



Dec. 5, 2022

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Multi-Purpose Room - Student Union Building


Feb. 1, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.