ID Office Operations and Hours


The ID Office is located in NAC 1/205.  We will be open with limited services to persons pre-authorized to be on campus on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  We will be closed for ½ hour each day so the single staff member assigned can take a meal break.

ID Cards will be created from information sent to us via Email and the ID Cards will be printed and sent to the recipient via the US Postal Services (see below for the procedure). 

We will only serve in person those pre-authorized to be on campus for other functions. These services include issuing ID Cards and handing out validation stickers. Validation stickers will be available in the ID office (see hours above) or in the Public Safety Office, NAC 4/201, weekdays from 10 AM to 3:00 PM.  Again, in person services will only be available to those pre-authorized to be on campus already.  We all need to stay safe so you MUST wear a protective mask and maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet between people.
may use their existing ID card at the College if it has an expired Spring 2020 validation sticker.


New students including Freshmen, Transfer and Graduate students and newly hired Faculty and Staff who do not already have a CCNY ID card should email a photo to the ID Office with the information required below so we may create an ID card for them.


For Students: Activate your CityMail account.  Instructions can be found here:
For Faculty/Staff: Use your CCNY email credentials

Make sure your mailing address is current.  You can make changes through your CUNYfirst account.
Email your photo to from your CITYMAIL/CCNY email account. Emails from non CITYMAIL/CCNY email accounts will be rejected unopened.

The email must include:
Your preferred name as it appears in CUNYFirst
Your EMPLD ID number - Please make sure it is accurate
Your date of birth as it is in CUNYFirst
If there is a problem with your photo you will receive an email from the ID Office
Faculty and Staff will need to attach their employment acceptance letter as well
We will mail your new ID card to your address on file once we create it.  Please give us time as we have a limited staff on duty.

Requirements for photo:

File must be either .jpeg or .gif - ONLY these two file formats are acceptable. The file should be no larger than 2 MB - 1MB is preferred.

•   Current color photo taken within the last six months
•   Neutral color with a smooth background – no patterns or bright colors
•   Proper lighting with no filter
•   Centered front view of face
•   No masks or face coverings
•   Cropped from just above the top of the head to the collarbone
•   Eyes open and visible
•   Wear prescription glasses if you normally do so

    What will get your photo rejected:

•   Glare on glasses
•   Eyes closed
•   Shadows on the face
•   Other visible people, objects, or text
•   Inappropriate expressions
•   Group photos
•   Blurry photos
•   Black and white photos
•   Photos with your hand resting on your face
•   Cropped off top of your head or a side angle of your face