’Gate Card Information 2021

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Dear Incoming Students,

Please see below for important information on how to sign up for your ’Gate Card. Your ’Gate Card is your official Colgate identification card. It’s important to have your ’Gate Card with you at all times and present it to campus officials when requested. Your ’Gate Card is your all-access key to living on campus. Learn more about everything your ’Gate Card will do for you, both on and off campus.

Please provide the University with a headshot for use on your ’Gate Card ID no later than Friday, August 13. You may provide this photo either:

- Using the GET Mobile app
- Using the GET Online ’Gate Card portal

The University requires a new photo to be taken for these purposes, and this can be done on your smartphone or device. Your photo must be taken against a plain white background.

Printed ’Gate Cards will be available for students to pick up upon arrival. 

Upload Via the GET Mobile App

  1. Visit the App Store or Google Play Store on a smartphone and download the GET Mobile app.
  2. Scroll through the listed schools and select Colgate University.
  3. Sign in with your Colgate username and password.
  4. Select a PIN, setup biometric login (fingerprint or facial ID depending on device), and complete the updated contact information section (if prompted).
  5. Once signed in, select: Menu icon >> Settings >> Change ID Photo.
  6. Select the camera icon, then tap Select Photo. You will then be prompted to choose either your camera or files — because Colgate requires a new photo to be submitted, please select your camera.
  7. Campus safety will review each image prior to approval. If a photo is rejected for any reason, you will receive an email notification from GET Mobile with a reason for the rejection and a prompt to submit a new photo.
  8. Tap the check mark and adjust the crop settings as desired, then tap Crop to save and submit your photo.
     

Your photos or digital images must be:

  • In color
  • Taken within the last two months to reflect your current appearance
  • Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
  • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
  • Taken from the shoulders up 
  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
  • Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis
  • Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
  • Headphones, wireless hands-free devices, or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.

 

After completing the photo-upload process, we recommend that you keep GET Mobile on your device, as the app can be used to add funds to your ’Gate Cash account, for contactless payments at select venues on campus, and more.

Upload Via the GET Online ’Gate Card Portal

  1. Go to get.cbord.com/colgate
  2. Click Login and sign in with your Colgate username and password.
  3. In the Quick Links section of the page, click Upload ID Photo.
  4. Under Upload ID Photo, click Choose File.
  5. Take a photo with a phone or camera and transfer it to your computer. The site has a file size limit of 1MB.
  6. Photos should be taken from the shoulders up. Face and head coverings are not allowed unless for religious purposes. Students who regularly wear glasses should have them on in the photo. Please ensure you are against a plain white background. Campus safety will review each image prior to approval. If a photo is rejected for any reason, you will receive an email notification from GET Mobile with a reason for the rejection, and a prompt to submit a new photo.
  7. Drag and center the gray box over your face, then click Crop to save.

 

If you have any questions or issues, please contact campus safety at cusafety@colgate.edu. Enjoy your summer, and we look forward to meeting you in August.

All the best,

The Campus Safety Department