Student Card Information

Why do I need a Student ID Card?

Your Student ID Card is the most important piece of identification you will have while at the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus. The ID Card confirms your affiliation with the University and can provide you with access to a wide variety of academic and wellness services. It's also used for meal plans, access to on-campus residence, writing exams, and more. You will retain this ID Card for the duration of your studies at the University of Guelph.

How do I obtain a Student ID Card?

If you are new to the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus and need to obtain a Student ID Card, you can submit your digital photo online by following the Student Card Photo Submission steps. After submitting your photo, read more about how to obtain your ID Card (below).

Trouble Submitting Photo?

If you are having trouble submitting your photo online, you can email your photo or use the online email form. Submit your photo by sending it to rcadmin@uoguelph.ca with the subject "Student Card Photo". Please be sure to send this email from your UofG email address.

University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus students

The University requires proof of identity and citizenship before releasing student ID cards. Please carefully review the criteria to obtain your student ID card below. The number and types of documents required depend on your place of residency and citizenship status.

Criteria to obtain your student card

  • Certificate & Students On Campus: New students who are attending classes on-campus may bring their original documents (birth certificate or passport) to the DJ Pestell Student Services reception counter, instead of submitting them electronically (instructions below), in order to pick up their student card.
  • Diploma Programs: All documents listed below must be valid (i.e., not expired) and in the same name as the applicant. The name must be the same as the name on the application and in the University's records systems. If there has been a legal name change, a marriage certificate or other documentation supporting the name change must be provided.

If you are a Canadian citizen:

Option 1: Your valid Canadian passport
    OR
Option 2: Both your birth certificate issued by a Canadian jurisdiction and one piece of valid, government-issued photo ID
    OR
Option 3: Your Canadian Citizenship Card or Certificate of Canadian Citizenship and one piece of valid, government-issued photo ID


If you are a permanent resident of Canada:

Option 1: Your valid Permanent Resident Card and one piece of valid, government-issued photo ID
    OR
Option 2: Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292 or IMM 5688) and one piece of valid, government-issued photo ID
    OR
Option 3: Record of Landing (IMM1000) and one piece of valid, government-issued photo ID


If you are an individual recognized by the federal government as being registered under the Indian Act, we will accept either the Canadian Certificate of Indian Status or the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS).

Uploading documentation

Diploma program students can upload the required documentation on WebAdvisor by following the steps below. We accept scanned copies and photos of documents. If you are a Canadian citizen and are submitting a copy of your passport, you do not need to submit additional documents and do not need to complete steps 9 or 10 below.

  1. Sign into WebAdvisor
  2. Select "Students" under the "Main Menu" tab on the right side of the screen
  3. Select "ID Card Verification" under "Registration" on the right side of the screen
  4. In the table, locate the row with the description "Id Card Verification #1" and click on the "Upload" link for that row (last column on the right)
  5. After reading the information on this page carefully, check off the box for "I understand that I need to confirm my mailing address on WebAdvisor."
  6. Click the "Upload File" button and select your document or drop your file into the boxed area. You can only submit one document on this page. Files must be smaller than 5MB. Accepted file types are PDF, JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIF and TIFF
  7. Click the "SUBMIT" button at the bottom of the page
  8. Click "SUBMIT" in the "Confirm File Upload" window that pops up. The next screen confirms that your document has been successfully uploaded
  9. If you are required to upload a second document, return to the "ID Card Verification" page, select the "Upload" link for "Id Card Verification #2," and repeat steps 5 to 8
  10. If you are required to upload a third document, return to the "ID Card Verification" page, select the "Upload" link for "Id Card Verification #3," and repeat steps 5 to 8

Confirming your mailing address

Once you have submitted your photo and the University has received the required documents, your student ID card will be sent to the mailing address we have on file. Exception: students living in on-campus residence will receive their ID card when they arrive at the residence (if they have uploaded their required documents). Please ensure we have the correct mailing address on file. Sign into WebAdvisor, click on "Students" under "Main Menu" and then click on "Change My Address/Phone Number" under "Personal Info (User Profile)." If you need to change or add a mailing address, see the instructions for changing or adding an address.