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 August 1.

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 August 1, 2014. For more information on ARTICard, please visit the ARTICard and U-Pass page.

Undergraduate Express Registration students will be able to pick up their ARTICard and U-Pass during Undergraduate New Student Orientation on Saturday, August 23, 2014.

General U-Pass pick-up will begin on Monday, August 25, 2014, in the ARTICard office. The fall semester U-Pass will be active from August 25 through December 19.

The office will be closed on September 1 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.