The Official ID Card of Fresno State

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Online Photo Submisson
Valid Government ID Required
Problem or Damaged Card?
Terms and Conditions

Fresno State issues an identification card, known as the "Bulldog Card" to students and employees (faculty and staff). Your Bulldog Card gets you access to free services, events on campus and transportation. The card is also the official debit card of campus. Add and manage funds online through Transact, and use your card at various places on campus. Click here for more ways to use your card on campus.

How do I get a Card?

Due to the inconvenience of the pandemic we will not be taking in person pictures or issuing new ID cards. Please email us at to retrieve a link and submit an online picture. 


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 Online Photo Submission

Fast and convenient!

Welcome to Fresno State! Now that you are joining the campus community, you will need to obtain an official Fresno State ID card, known as the “Bulldog Card.” You will use your Bulldog Card to access various locations and services across campus, including building access, meal plans, printing, and discounts on products and services.

The Bulldog Card Office's Online Photo Submission site is a wonderful tool to provide you with the convenience of submitting your Bulldog Card passport style photo online. This online process eliminates the need to stand in a line.

Once your Fresno State email is assigned, please make sure to keep an eye out for an email from Your photo can only be submitted using the link from this email. Please submit your photo at least 7 days prior to your Dog Days appointment. To start your photo submission please click the link at the bottom of the email. The entire submission process is very fast and easy. However, the biggest issue that will delay your Bulldog card is your photo not meeting the US passport standards. So please follow the US passport photo submission guidelines to avoid having your photo rejected.

How to Submit Your Photo

Check your email

All new students will receive an email with a link to upload their photo. If you are a new student and did not receive an email, please contact the Bulldog Card Office at 559-278-5608 or In addition to uploading the photo you want to use for your Bulldog Card, you will also need to upload a government-issued photo ID. Acceptable forms of identification include driver’s license, U.S. green card, passport, or U.S. military ID card.

Select a device

Photos can be uploaded from your mobile device or computer

Upload an image
  • Click the link you received via email to upload your photo. Accepted photo formats include JPG, PNG, GIF.
  • Click “Take or Upload Photo.”
Photo Approval


Acceptable photos



Card Pick Up

If your photo is accepted, you will receive a confirmation email stating that your photo has been approved and your Bulldog Card will be mailed to you. Please ensure that your mailing address is correct. Please use the links below for a review of US Passport Photo Guidelines, and a comparison of photos that are accepted and rejected. 

US Passport Guidelines

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Valid Government Identification Required

For your protection, please provide a valid* government issued photo identification (ID). Please make sure your ID is clearly readable or it will be rejectedAny one of the following is a valid government ID:

* A valid ID means the ID is legally active, not expired, suspended or revoked and shows a recent picture. After we have verified your identity, your ID will be deleted from our system. 

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Problem or Damaged Card?

Having a problem using your card, or can't access the funds in your account? Bring your card to our office for assistance. Location information at the bottom of this page.

Lose Your Card? Freeze Your Card

First protect the money in your account and freeze your card online at Transact.  Here's how:

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Terms and Conditions

The Bulldog Card is property of Fresno State. Terms and conditions of use do apply.

Office Hours "We are always open during lunch"

  • During the fall and spring semesters: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Summer hours: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Contact Information

We are located in the Joyal Administration Building, Room 156.  Find our office at the back of the building (southeast corner). From the Cashier's Windows (south lobby). Go around the corner and down the hallway. 

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