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ID Cards and Transfer Orientation

We are glad you’ve chosen to be a Red Hawk and look forward to seeing you during orientation!

Prior to orientation, it is recommended to upload a photo through the eAccounts website to be used for your University ID card. Your photo must be approved no later than two business days before your scheduled orientation in order for it to be ready for you at check-in on the day of your scheduled orientation.

University ID Card To Do List Before Your Orientation!

  • Find\take a great photo of yourself! (Color photo only).
  • Crop from just above the top of your head to your shoulders. (Important – do not crop off any part of your head!)
  • Photo should have you looking straight ahead into the camera.
  • No hats, sunglasses, emojis, hands, hair or anything else should be obstructing\touching your face.
  • Use a flash to eliminate shadows on your face.
  • Stand against a light colored wall or door for the background.
  • Think of a driver’s license\passport photo but with a smile!

How To Upload Your Photo

  1. Log into the eAccounts website with your NetID and password and register your account if this is your first time visiting eAccounts.
  2. To register your account:
    • Click on the “Profile” tab
    • Click “Transaction System Registration” in the menu bar
    • Click “Register” to connect your account to the transaction system
  3. Now you can submit your photo, click the “Profile” tab and then click “Click here to submit your photo link”, from here you will be prompted to upload your photo.
  4. Within 24 hours (business days only) you will receive an automated email saying your photo was either approved or rejected.

Please Note: Photos are reviewed during business hours\days (excluding Fridays in the Summer, Saturdays, Sundays). After review, an automated email is sent informing you whether your photo has been accepted or rejected.

On Orientation Day

On your Orientation day, be sure to bring two forms of identification with you to Orientation check-in. This is to confirm your identity so you can receive your University ID card. One form of identification must be a photo ID (license, passport, etc.). The second form can be anything that matches the name on the photo ID (credit card, bank card, insurance card, social security card, birth certificate, etc.).

Visit the ID Card website for the latest information. Photos are only accepted through the eAccounts website. Please email cardservcies@montclair.edu if you have a problem logging into eAccounts.

Need More Information about Orientation?

Check out the Orientation Experience page!