Requesting Coyote Card

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How do I submit my photo for my Coyote Card?

How do I submit my photo for my student ID?

How do I get my Coyote Card?

How do I submit my photo for my faculty or staff ID?


  • Coyote Card
  • Coyote Card Mobile
  • Government ID and Photo (ID card) images
  • Only JPEG, JPG and PNG image type


Coyote Card and Coyote Card Mobile require the use of a photo as part of identification


NoteIDs are free when: it is the first ID ever ~OR~ change from undergraduate to graduate student ~OR~ legal name changes  

  1. On Campus: Go to Coyote Card Office
    • USD Vermillion Campus: I D Weeks Library Room 104
    • USD Sioux Falls Campus:  FADM Room 133, (if closed ask Help Desk Room 135)
  2. Online: Click the ID Request button on this page to request an ID
    Note: This button will only be visible if you are signed in 
  3. Replacement: Follow Requesting Replacement Card
    Note: Replacement IDs are $20, even if the card stopped tapping or the card is worn
    Note:  When moving from undergrad to graduate you need to update your picture and get a new coyote card free of charge

Photos must meet the following requirements to be used:

  • A colored photo that has been taken within the last 30 days
  • White background
  • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
  • No hats
  • Neutral or happy facial expression with both eyes open
  • Government ID and Photo (ID card) images are required
  • Only JPG and PNG image types are allowed

Note: You can also install Coyote Card Mobile,  You will need to have an image on file to use Coyote Card Mobile, Installing Coyote Card Mobile

Please contact the Coyote Card Office for additional assistance


  1. Follow Processing Card Requests
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Coyote Card and Coyote Card Mobile are your most important identification at USD.  Your Coyote Card is linked to your Student ID. Use this service to request your Coyote Card or submit a picture for Coyote Card Mobile.