ARTICard and U-Pass Express Registration

You can avoid long lines during the first week of school and have an ID photo you like by electronically submitting your ARTICard and CTA U-Pass photo before arriving on campus.

Photos must be submitted via email by December 18.

Please include your full name and seven-digit SAIC ID# in your email.

Send a head and shoulders color photo against a white background (same as a passport photo) to It is important that the photo is taken against a plain white background/wall. We will not accept photos with colored backgrounds or any that have objects in the background. Please use ample lighting, and do not add photo effects. Hats and sunglasses should not be worn in the photo.

Express ARTICard/U-Pass Registration Pick-up:

Express Registration students may pick up their ARTICard in the ARTICard office during regular business hours beginning January 2, 2015. For more information on ARTICard, please visit the ARTICard and U-Pass page.

New U-passes may be picked up in the ARTICard Office beginning on January 16, 2015 during our normal business hours.  New and transfer students for whom we do not hvae a photo by the Express Registration deadline may apply for their new U-Pass in the ARTICard Office.

Please Note:  If you miss the Express Registration period, U-Passes may take up to seven business days to process.

The spring semester U-Pass will be active from January 20 through May 14.

The office will be closed on January 19 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.