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Photo Guidelines

  • Photos must be in color and have a plain black, white or gray background. (Student photos must have a white background.)
  • Photos cannot be cropped too closely or be manipulated.
  • Photos must be taken in full-face view, directly angled towards camera with no harsh shadows.
  • Photos must be taken within the last 6 months to reflect current appearance.
  • Uniforms, costumes, or props are not allowed. Religious clothing worn daily, including head coverings, are acceptable.
  • Hats, sunglasses, non-religious head coverings, headphones, or similar items are not allowed. Medical hearing devices may be worn.
  • Eyeglasses are acceptable provided there is no glare or shadows obscuring the eye(s).
  • No photos with family members, friends, or pets.
  • No Avatars

Note: UVU Marketing ($75) and Campus Connection (free) are equipped to take photos that meet these standards. This photo will be used on your ID card and in various campus systems for UVU Identification.

Verify Identity Once you have submitted your photo, please set up an appointment for an ID Verification Meeting. This meeting can be done online or in-person at our desk in the Sorensen Center. Proceed to the Acceptable forms of ID page to set up this appointment.

Submit Your Photo   Acceptable Forms/How to Join Teams

Photo Examples


Submit Photo

Good Photo!   

Student has a plain white background behind him, good lighting on his face, and no extra items.

Submit Photo

Good Photo!   

Smiling is not required. But good a plain background and adequate spacing is!

Submit Photo

Bad Photo   

  • Nothing obstructing the face can be worn
  • Student is not centered on in photo
  • Image is not appropriately cropped
  • Background is not a plain white color
Submit Photo

Bad Photo   

  • No hats are allowed in photos
  • Background is not a plain white color
Submit Photo

Bad Photo   

  • No headphones are allowed in photos
  • Background is not a plain white color




Submit Photo

Bad Photo   

  • Photo is poorly lit
  • Background is not a plain white color

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