Skycard Information

The SkyCard is your official FLC ID card. All Fort Lewis College students, faculty, and staff may submit an online photo to be placed into your SkyCard ID. This application provides the ability for all new incoming students, faculty, and staff to submit their ID photo online in advance of their arrival on campus. This will allow you to avoid the long lines that are common at the beginning of each semester

Students who plan to pick up their SkyCard from the student services hub in the Skyhawk Station, instead of at New Student Orientation, must submit a photo at least 3 days before arrival. When you arrive to pick up your Skycard - you will be required to present a government issued photo ID (Drivers License, Passport, Tribal ID, Military ID) in order to receive your SkyCard.

Photo Requirements

Pictures must meet the following criteria:
  • The photo must be a recent passport-style photo no older than 6 months.
  • The photo must have ample background to work with. Do not crop your photo before submitting it.
  • The background must be a solid, unadorned, white background such as a sheet or a white wall.
  • Please do not submit Outdoor photos.
  • No paneled doors, wall corners, or ceilings please.
  • Use ample lighting directed straight toward your face.
  • Avoid lighting that casts shadows on or next to your face/head.
  • The photo must clearly identify you, be of good quality, and in color.
  • Please no sunglasses, hats, funny faces, etc.
  • No red eye or flash reflection on glasses or contact lenses.
  • The photo must be in JPEG format.
  • Please do not upload copyrighted photos.
  • You must be a registered student or a current faculty or staff member!


You will receive an email notice that your photo has been submitted for processing and awaits approval. Once your photo has been reviewed you will receive another email with news that your photo has either been accepted or rejected. Photo submissions that do not meet the listed photo requirements will be rejected. You can submit a new photo if you receive a notification that your photo was rejected.