Illinois State University is providing an opportunity for students and staff to upload their official Redbird Card photo online. Please review the rules below before submitting your photo for approval. We will reject submissions that ignore these guidelines.
Background is plain, light, neutral color (i.e. white, tan, or grey)
Color photo taken recently (hint: take a selfie)
Centered, front view of face with natural expression (smile or straight face)
MUST include space above the top of the head and at least top of the shoulders visible
Crop photo to a square during submission process
It is better to have more background than not enough, we can always crop it
Bright, even lighting
Other people, pets, or objects in the photo
Hat, sunglasses or other accessories, or hand gestures visible
Religious head coverings worn continuously are acceptable
Social media filters or color filters (black/white/sepia)
Silly face, hat, & hands in photo.
Background not plain/neutral color.
Hat, shadow on face.
Shadow, hands in photo, & silly face.
Sunglasses blocking eyes, top of head cut off.
Not facing forward with shoulders square.
Pet in photo.
Hat, eyes covered, hands in photo.
You will use your ULID & password (Central Login) to access this site (below).
You MUST upload a copy of your government issued ID (Driver's License, State ID, Passport, or Military ID) for verification purposes (this will be securely stored until approval, then deleted permanently). If you do not upload an ID, your photo submission will not show up in our queue for approval.
Error during identification upload:
To fix, select the Full Site option on the previous screen:
Your page will then look like this:
Ignore Image Capture and just select Browse
Please do not email photos . Use the submission link above.
You will receive an email when your photo is accepted or rejected. An email will be sent when the distribution location has been determined.
Please direct any questions to email@example.com.