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How to Get Your Student (Triton) Card

All students enrolled for the current school quarter are entitled to a Triton Card. This is your official university ID card, and you are issued just one active card.

Most undergraduate and graduate students may submit their photo electronically to the Campus Card office.

If you miss the deadline for electronic photo submission or fit into a different student category, get your card by following the steps below according to your status (freshman, grad student, etc.).

Important notes:

  • Deadline to submit your student photo online:  June. 30, 2015
  • Have a picture ID available to verify your identity when you pick up your card. You can use your driver's license, passport, state ID card, or other photo ID.
  • No hats, sunglasses, or other objects are allowed in your picture. Your face must be clearly visible, smiling, and facing forward.
  • Photo must be in color; brightness, contrast, and cropping must be reasonable.
  • If you're a staff member who wishes to conduct an office orientation, contact Campus Cards to schedule your group. Provide the date, estimated number of students, time frame, and your contact information.

Freshmen / new transfer students

Submit your own photo using the online Photo Tool.

If you do not submit your photo by the deadline:

  • Get a photo and ID card at Student Business Services (map) when the quarter begins.
  • If you live in campus housing, visit the ResLife office/tent at your college. Your card will usually be given to you at move-in.
  • If you're a commuter student, stop by the Student Services Center any time after September 15, 2014, to pick up your card. At the start of Fall Quarter, signs will be posted to direct you.

Graduate students

Submit your own photo using the online Photo Tool.

If you do not submit your photo by the deadline:

  • Get a photo and ID card at Student Business Services (map) when the quarter begins.
  • Your card will be usually be given to you by your department.
  • Please stop by Student Business Services (map) to pick up your card if your department representative has not already provided it to you.
  • Contact your department if you need a Triton Card before the quarter begins. They will need to provide you with a formal letter indicating your start date.
  • Your card will not be activated until the quarter in which you are enrolled.
Note: Visiting graduate or postdoctoral students may qualify for an affiliate card.

Medical / Pharmacy / Rady School students

Submit your own photo using the online Photo Tool.

If you do not submit your photo by the deadline:

  • Get a photo and ID card at Student Business Services (map) when the quarter begins.
  • Your card will be provided to you through your program coordinator on the day of your orientation.

Cross-registered students

Get your PID or student number from the Registrar's Office (2nd floor of Student Services Center), prior to going to Student Business Services on the 3rd floor (map) to get your photo taken at the beginning of the quarter.

Summer Session students

Summer Session students must visit the Student Business Services (map) office for a photo and ID card, 10 days before the quarter begins.

Extension students

Contact UCSD Extension, (858) 534-3400, for information about your card.

Need more information?

Contact Campus Cards, (858) 534-6606.