Lancer Card - ID Photo

Example Lancer CardAll Longwood University students, faculty and staff are required to have a Lancer Card, our Longwood ID. We use it for important services, including:

  • Building access
  • Meal plan and Lancer CA$H purchases
  • Athletic events 

Snap Your Selfie and Submit!

You'll need your LancerNetID & password, an approved photo and you're almost done!

We will have your ID ready for you when you move-in this fall, or if you come to campus this summer we will have it ready for you – we just need you to submit it at least 2 business days before your visit.

Submit your photo and we'll get to work on making your ID.

Submit Your Photo

  • Log in using your LancerNet ID and password (Activate your LancerNet ID)
  • Select "Upload Your Photo" option on the menu
  • Browse for the photo in your files that you will use (see photo requirements below)
  • Click photo to begin cropping or rotating
  • Click upload
  • The image will be displayed as it will appear on the card.  
  • We cannot accept an image that is cut off.  Please resize, or choose a new photo, and resubmit.
  • If you click "upload" and nothing happens, then the photo is too large or not a jpg.  Try resizing and resubmitting.

Photo Requirements

Your Lancer ID is a valid, state-issued photo ID card and subject to certain rules and regulations.

Photo Requirements 

If you have difficulty meeting these guidelines, please contact the Lancer Card & Campus Services at  or call (434) 395-2715.

Good vs. Bad Photos Chart

Additional Photo Requirements

  • Color Photo
  • 300 x 400 pixels
  • At least 15KB and less than 1MB
  • JPG format
  • No profiles. Look straight ahead
  • No group photos
  • No hats or sunglasses


  • No car photos
  • No Snapchat filters
  • No proofs OR pictures of pictures
  • Background must be a light solid color
  • Derogatory photos will be deleted
  • Keep a small space between the top of your head and the top of the image
  • The picture must clearly identify you

Photo Review Process

Photo submissions are reviewed manually and can take up to two business days to be processed.

You will receive an email letting you know whether your photo was accepted or rejected.

  • If your photo is rejected, please correct any issues and resubmit or choose a different photo.
  • If your photo cannot be used, or you do not meet the deadline, we can take your photo in the Lancer Card & Campus Services when you're on campus. 

View Your Virtual ID Card

Pick up your Lancer Card

You'll need a valid photo ID to pick up your Lancer Card when you get to campus this fall.

Valid forms of ID:

  • State driver's license
  • State-issued identification card
  • Military-issued identification card
  • Valid U.S. or foreign-issued passport (showing country of origin)
  • Permanent Resident Alien Card
  • Certificate of U.S. Naturalization