Orientation Students - Campus Card ID Upload

Only new students (first time freshmen and first time transfers) may upload their photo to be used for the MSU ID Card. This service is ONLY available to new students (not currently enrolled students). Below are all of the specific details on properly uploading a photo.

  • Beginning January 13, 2022: Student must pick up their ID card in 108 Allen Hall
1. Please review the video for instructions on properly uploading an ID card photo.
Campus Card ID Photo Upload Video
2. Login to  myState to upload photo. Please review the guidelines below.

Upload Photo Guidelines

  • 2 MB or less.
  • Must use jpeg format.
  • Passport quality.
  • Look straight ahead.
  • Crop image with full head, front view, and eyes open (no side profiles).
  • Solid white background only.
  • Must be in color.
  • Only clear eyeglasses are acceptable (no sunglasses or shaded eyeglasses).
  • No hats, jewelry, or garments of any sort that obstruct the view of your face or the top of your head. Head or face coverings worn daily for religious purposes are accepted.
  • Should include clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis and uniforms should not be worn in your photo, except religious clothing that is worn daily.
  • Must be taken within the past six months.
  • Have someone else take your photo.

Shadows and Lighting: Make sure that there are no bad shadows, face shadows, underexposed lighting, or red eye.


Size and Position: Make sure that your image is not too close or off-centered.


Resolution and Quality: Make sure that the image is not low in resolution, blurry or grainy - It should be clear and crisp.


Attire and Alterations: Do not wear hats or sunglasses.  Do not alter the picture.


Backgrounds and Color: Remember white background colors are the only photos that will be accepted. Please do not upload a photo with any other background color or items. Additionally, the photo needs to be in the original color, no black and white photos or color filters.


The Campus Card Office will notify you via MSU official email (netid@msstate.edu) if your photo is accepted or rejected.  Photo submissions are manually reviewed and can take up to 5 business days to be processed.

Please note, you must have your ID card with you when you come to campus (move-in day, New Maroon camp, or first day of class).

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