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 30.

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 (see below) beginning January 6, 2014.

U-Pass pick-up will begin on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, in the ARTICard office. The spring semester U-Pass will be active from January 21 through May 19.

The office will be closed on Jan 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday