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*For Incoming Freshmen Students Only*
Photo Upload allows you to upload your photo and signature online prior to orientation. Your card will then be ready for you to pick up on day 2 of orientation, saving you time. Please have your photo and signature upload approved by the U Card Office at least two weeks prior to your orientation date to guarantee your U Card will be ready. We will notify you at your U of M email that your photo and signature have been accepted or if you will need to resubmit. Time from upload to approval/resubmission email can take 3-5 business days.
The U Card is your official University of Minnesota ID card and identifies you as a member of the University community. Your U Card will be part of your everyday life on campus and is used for building access, meal plans, charging your student account, using your Gopher GOLD™ account and more!
The uploaded photo will be on the front of your U Card and be used for identity purposes. The signature will appear on the back of the card and be used for verification purposes.
Acceptable photos are:
Acceptable signatures are:
We recommend that you sign your name on a white piece of paper with a blackSharpie and then take a photo of it to upload
See Below for Examples!