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'Gate Card Photo Submission

To have necessary access to campus resources upon arrival, we ask that you provide an ID photo prior to arrival.

Submitting a Photo

Please direct any questions to the campus safety office at 315-228-7333.

Photo Guidelines

  • Head and shoulders portrait with a solid, light-colored background
  • Full color photograph
  • No hats or head coverings unless worn daily for religious purposes
  • No headphones, wireless hands-free devices or similar items
  • If you wear glasses, tilt your head down slightly to eliminate glare
  • No dark glasses or sunglasses
  • JPEG file format, no larger than 2MB file size

Submission Guidelines

E-mail as an attachment to In message body, include:
  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your phone number
  • Your Colgate ID number

What is the ’Gate Card?

Your ’Gate Card ID will serve as your official Colgate University Identification Card and is essential to your day-to-day functions on campus.

It also serves as your meal card; library card; and card access to your residence hall, after hours spaces at Case Library, the Trudy Fitness Center, and academic areas depending on class needs. In addition, the ’Gate Card can be used for purchases at the Bookstore, C-Store, Coop, and mailroom, as well as vending and laundry machines, library copiers and participating area merchants.