ID Card

In the interest of promoting safety and security for our students, the University Police strongly encourage new students to submit a photo for their SUNY Optometry ID prior to visiting campus for Orientation.

SUNY Optometry Photo Submission System

  • The image must be at least 1 megabyte (MB) and it must be less than 5 megabytes (MBs).
  • The image must be at least 500x500 pixels with 72 dpi.
  • You must upload .jpg images.
  • This picture is for identification purposes. the picture must clearly identify you as a person.
  • You must be looking straight at the camera. (No side profiles!)
  • Blue background is preferred, but white is acceptable.
  • There can be no borders on the photo.
  • There should be a small space between your head and the top of the image, as well as a definite contrast between you and the background.
  • The photograph must be in color.
  • No red eye or flash reflection on glasses or contact lenses.
  • No hats, sunglasses, jewelry, or garments of any sort that obstruct the view of your face.

This is a good photo.

This is a good photo.
(though it wouldn't hurt to smile!)

This is a bad photo.
You should be facing forward.

This is a bad photo.
The photo must include your shoulders.

This is a bad photo.
The photo must include your shoulders.

Additional Info

  • The Media Services Department reserves the right to refuse any photos that do not meet these requirements.
  • Photo submissions are manually reviewed and can take up to one week to be processed.
  • The Media Services Department will make one attempt to notify you if your photo is not accepted.
  • If your photo cannot be used we will simply take your photo at the Media Services Department during Orientation.
  • If you have any difficulty meeting any of these guidelines, please contact the Media Services Department.

Selfie Checklist

  • Does the selfie identify you as a person?
    It's your selfie after all!
  • Are you looking straight at the camera?
    Side profile selfies are out of style!
  • Is your background a light, neutral color?
    No distracting backgrounds, please!
  • Is your selfie in color?
    Save that B&W filter for Instagram!
  • Are you free from red eye or reflections?
    Who uses flash anyways!?
  • Did you take off your hat or any garment that obstructs the view of your face?
    We want to see you clearly!
  • Is it a photo of just yourself?
    No photobombing or group selfies!

Photo Submission Form

Fix your hair, set your lights, and smile!