Request a Card

We are excited to announce that all first time freshmen and transfer students can now pickup their Bearkat OneCard during their registered orientation session. If you're a student that is 100% online or not required to attend orientation, please contact us at in order to receive your physical card.

When ordering your Bearkat OneCard, you will be submitting the following:

- A headshot photo

- A government issued ID

Please read the following guidelines carefully to ensure an easy experience when ordering your Bearkat OneCard

You will be submitting a headshot photo of yourself. You must meet ALL the following requirements or the photo will be rejected: 

● A headshot is a photo that includes the top of the shoulders to the top of the head.
● You must be directly facing the camera
● All facial features (eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, etc.) must be visible and clear
● Do not cut off any part of your head
● Photo must be taken in a well lit location
● Photo must have no shadows on face or background
● Eyeglasses must be free of glares
● Cannot be a photo of a photo
● No sunglasses or hats
● Photo must be in color (NOT black and white)
● Photo cannot have a filter

✓ Acceptable Photos

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✖ Unacceptable Photos

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Contact Us

  • cardStudent Account Services

  • locationSam Houston State University
    Estill Building in Suite 103


  • phone(936) 294-2273

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.