Harvard University's ID Card [Efortless Solution]

Harvard University's ID Card [Efortless Solution]

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Harvard University's ID Card [Efortless Solution]
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Body-camera distance

The distance between the face and the camera should be about 40 cm. Ideally the photo should be taken by the other person.


Posture: Straight ahead

Place your face in front of the lens. Hold the camera at eye level and keep neutral face expression.



Stand facing the light source, for example an exposed window. The background will be cut out, don't worry about it.

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Height: 296 px
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Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 2 %
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More about Harvard University's ID Card - Requirements

How to get a Harvard University ID card?

The Harvard ID card provides access to many useful facilities on campus. To issue a card, you have to submit a photo in an online application on the Harvard Campus Service Center site. If you submit the photo in time, you can receive the Harvard ID card when you arrive to study and use it right away! Don’t forget that you need to bring a government-issued photo ID to receive your card. The procedure is very simple but there are some Harvard ID photo requirements you should follow.

Harvard ID photo requirements

  • The photo should be in color
  • Your face should be fully visible and placed in the center of the photo
  • The eyes should be visible and open
  • The background needs to be smooth and white
  • There needs to be enough lighting
  • It should be cropped from above the top of the head to the collarbone
  • The photo size must be 280px x 296px and the file can not exceed 50KB
  • Other people or objects can’t be present on the photo
  • You should take a photo without sunglasses or hats
  • There should not be shadows on the photo or glare on your glasses
  • The clothing should not obscure your face

Who can get a Harvard ID card?

  • Active faculty
  • Post docs
  • Staff
  • Students

How to replace a Harvard ID?

In order to replace a Harvard ID card, you will have to fill out a Temporary ID Card Request form at the Widener Library Privileges Desk. After the information about the lost card will be updated in the HOLLIS circulation system, you will be sent to the Campus Service Center to get another card. There is a charge for a lost card.

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Photo requirements are based on: www.campusservicecenter.harvard.edu
Last update: 6/3/23

About the document

All the new incoming Harvard University students are obliged to issue an official student ID card. The procedure is very easy and students can apply for the ID card online. The Harvard ID card will be very useful during your studies! It provides access to many important facilities, like dining halls, libraries and accommodation. Moreover, the Harvard student ID card will allow you to add money to your Crimson Cash account and use it for purchases on campus.

Continue reading to discover which are the Harvard University’s ID card photo requirements and to find out how you can easily prepare a great photo for your ID!