Student IDs

As a student, faulty or staff at PSU, you will be required to have an official Plymouth State University Identification Card: The Panther Pass.

Policies for your Panther Pass (University ID Card)

Your University ID has many purposes, including:

  • Use as a “key” to residence halls and select academic buildings
  • Getting materials from the Lamson Library
  • Access to your Meal Plan and any FlexCash* on your Card
    • *FlexCash can be used on campus at our dining locations, campus bookstore, vending, and laundry as well as select downtown businesses for food and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Admission to the on campus facilities including the fitness center in the HUB
  • Access to sporting events on campus
  • Free Velociraptor Rides! Ok this one’s a lie, but wouldn’t that be awesome!

As a member of the PSU community, you are expected to carry your Panther Pass with you at all times. IT IS IMPORTANT!

Submitting an ID Photo - Click HERE for Instructions & Submission Link

Taking your picture: DOs and DON’Ts

If you don’t submit your picture through the GET app or online, you will need to stop by the ID Center to have your picture taken.

NEW STUDENTS (Undergraduate): ID Photo’s are taken during New Student Orientation or during check-in on Move-in day. We currently do not accept online submissions for New Students. If you have circumstances that prevents you from either option please contact the Student Involvement Office. Randy Szabadics (


The GET software will help you crop the photo for your ID make sure you follow all the below guidelines


Your photo must be taken against a solid background. Lighter colors are the best (white, light blue, etc.). If it’s too dark we will reject the photo. No patterns, textures or scenic backgrounds in your picture either. We know it’s pretty but it doesn’t look good on the ID.


Be sure the photo you submit is exposed properly. Check your lighting source (if you’re not using a flash). If the light is coming from behind, your face will be too dark. If it’s coming from the side, the lighting will be uneven and your face will be too dark on one half and too light on the other half. Use a flash, even in daylight. Take a good look at the photo before you submit it.


We’re sure your senior portrait is very nice, but it belongs on the wall or in scrap book. We’re equally sure your selfie game is very strong, but those along with your prom pics, vacation shots and wedding party photos are not quite what we’re looking for, regardless of how nice they are, please don’t submit them. Remember how your photo will be used – to identify you!


  • Keep the hats and sunglasses off of your head for your Panther Pass Card Photo.
  • Smile or don’t smile – it’s up to you – but please, no goofy faces.
  • No other people in your photo. I know your friends and family are awesome but you’re the only one we need in the photo.



Submit a photo:

How To Submit a Photo Via GET app


Submit via Web

OR Download the GET App: