How can I get my card?

Where can you get a card?

The Photo ID department is located on the main floor of The Chancellor Paterson Library.

New students acquiring their first Student Card can now apply online! Click here for full details.

When can you get a card?

You can get a Card once you have registered for classes.

Please check the online application page for detailed instructions.

Photo Requirements

For in-person Student Card production requests, Photo ID staff will take your picture. Click here for detailed photo requirements when applying for your Student Card online.

Photographs must show the Card holder’s unobstructed face (eyeglasses permitted). Hats and head coverings must not be worn, unless it is worn daily for religious beliefs or medical reasons.

If you normally cover your face you may, upon request, have your face photographed in private by a female photographer. To arrange for this, contact the Photo ID department in person at the Chancellor Paterson Library or via email at Arrangements must be made in advance and there may be a wait of 1-3 days.


Student Cards do not need expiry stickers or validation stickers. Your Student Card is valid for as long as you attend Lakehead University.