Student IDs

Hawk mascot holding a student ID card

how to Get your Student ID

Proof of identity such as a driver's license or state identification card is required at time of visit. Students may call us 301-934-2251, ext. 7626 to for questions about documents that can be used as proof of identity.

Students/faculty/staff have two options to obtain CSM Identification Cards:

  • In-person at one of our campus libraries
    • In-person hours: Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Virtual Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Email a preferred picture (headshot) to to have an ID card produced and mailed to you at your home address (see below).

Email Instructions:

  1. Using your CSM email account (, send an email to with the subject "ID card request".
  2. In your email, include: your name, birthdate, student ID number, and .jpeg headshot photo. Headshot requirements are listed below.
  3. If this is a replacement CSM Identification Card, replacement fees are waived.
  4. Our system will verify both your status as a currently enrolled student and your mailing address.
  5. The completed ID card will be mailed to your home address.
  6. We promise to produce ID cards as quickly as we can under pandemic restrictions.

Headshot Requirements:

sample headspot
Sample headshot
  1. Keep the background of your image a solid light color.
  2. Make sure the photo is in focus.
  3. Please show from at least below your shoulders up.


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