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 

You are encouraged to submit a photo for your Lancer Card prior to attending Orientation.  

Please submit your photo at least two business days before your Orientation session. 

If you miss the deadline or forget to import a photo, please visit the Lancer Card Center during Orientation to have your picture taken.

What you need to know about your ID photo

Submit Your Photo

  • Log in using your LancerNet ID and password (Activate your LancerNet ID)
  • Select "Submit ID 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 Center 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
  • 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 will take your photo in the Lancer Card Center on Orientation day.

Pick up your Lancer Card

You'll need a valid photo ID to pick up your Lancer Card at designated areas during your Orientation session.  Please refer to your Orientation schedule for specific locations and times.

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