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Student ID

A mockup of the WVU Tech student identification card featuring mascot Monty.

Your WVU Tech student ID is your official identification card and is an important resource. Use it to access special student events and services on campus. Present it to select businesses to receive student discounts. It also serves as your meal plan card for use in the Bears Den and the Tech Spot.

The WVU Tech ID card is part of Mountaineer Card services. 

Mountaineer Card Services:

The official photo identification card of the University is known as the Mountaineer Card. It provides access to University-provided services, buildings and events. It also works as a debit card, so guard it as you would any bank-issued ATM card. You can add funds to your account and manage your Mountaineer Card at mymountaineercard.wvu.edu.

How Do I Get a WVU Tech Student ID?

Submit Your Own WVU Tech Student ID Card Photo

Students and employees can submit a personal photo to be used as their official WVU Tech ID Card photo, instead of getting one taken on campus.  This is required for all incoming, admitted students, faculty and staff. Note: Your first WVU Tech ID Card is free.

Photo Requirements: 

  • DO upload recent photo that reflects your current appearance  
  • DO take photo against a plain, light background   
  • DO keep your face forward, head straight and eyes open   
  • DO NOT upload a filtered or black and white photo  
  • DO NOT include hats or sunglasses in the photo (religious and medical garments are permitted)   
  • DO NOT include people, animals or objects in the background 

Your submission should resemble a driver's license or passport photo. 

Instructions for new students

Instructions for current students and employees

Submission Instructions for incoming students: 

  1. Go to idphoto.wvu.edu. When prompted, sign in with your WVU Login username and password. 
  2. Review the photo requirements, then tap or click to upload your photo. 
  3. Once uploaded, your photo will be prepared and screened by the Mountaineer Card Bot. Tap or click  Next to continue. 
  4. Upload proof of identification. This must be a driver’s license, military ID, state ID or passport. The name on your identification must match WVU records.
  5. After you’ve uploaded both photos, Mountaineer Card bot will tell you if it thinks your photo will be approved or denied, giving you a chance to choose a new one if necessary. If it looks good, click  Submit & Sign Out

Next steps: You will receive an official decision via MIX email within three business days, after your submission has been reviewed by Service Center staff. If your photo is denied, upload a new one that meets the requirements. If it is approved, you can schedule an appointment to pick up your card here: https://studentaccounts.wvutech.edu/appointments

Submission Instructions for Current Students and Employees: 

  1. Go to mymountaineercard.wvu.edu
  2. Click  Submit ID Photo from the menu. When prompted, sign in with your WVU Login username and password.
  3. Review the photo requirements, then tap or click to upload your photo. 
  4. Once uploaded, your photo will be prepared and screened by the Mountaineer Card Bot. Tap or click  Next to continue. 
  5. Upload proof of identification. This must be a driver’s license, military ID, state ID or passport. The name on your identification must match WVU records. 
  6. After you’ve uploaded both photos, Mountaineer Card bot will tell you if it thinks your photo will be approved or denied, giving you a chance to choose a new one if necessary. If it looks good, click  Submit & Sign Out

Next steps: You will receive an official decision via MIX or Outlook email within three business days after your submission has been reviewed by Service Center staff. If your photo is denied, upload a new one that meets the requirements. If it is approved, you can schedule an appointment to pick up your card here: https://studentaccounts.wvutech.edu/appointments

If a student, faculty or staff member does not have the technical capability to upload a photo ID to the system, arrangements can be made for individuals to get their ID made in person at the Office of Student Accounts. Please contact TECH-OSA@mail.wvu.edu to make arrangements.  

Per WVU’s Identification Card Policy 1.11.3.5, valid identification documents must be presented to the One-Stop Shop staff prior to obtaining a University Identification Card. Valid identification documents include a state-issued ID, driver’s license, or passport.

The full Identification Card Policy can be found here.

What Is Mountie Bounty and How to Deposit Money to It? 

Mountie Bounty is a convenient debit plan that allows you to place dollar amounts on your Mountaineer Card for later use. This service offers security for the card-bearer and the ability to add value to the card at any time at WVU or from home. There are no setup fees and no minimum balances are required. Find out more on the WVU Mountie Bounty page.

Taking Care of Your Card

Do not fold or staple the card. Do not expose it to magnets or microwaves. Do not punch holes in it or otherwise damage it. Damaged or punctured cards must be turned in, and you will be charged a $20 replacement fee. Please contact TECH-OSA@mail.wvu.edu to make arrangements. 

I lost my student ID. How do I get a new one?  

You can make an appointment to arrange printing and pick up of a replacement ID at the following site:  https://studentaccounts.wvutech.edu/appointments. The cost of a replacement ID is $20. 

I’m having trouble keeping track of meals each week and my Mountie Bounty balance, what should I do?

You can view your transaction history. The MyMountaineerCard homepage will show financial plans and current plan balances, including Meal plans, Mountie Bounty and Dining Dollars. Click the "Spending History" link in the left navigation menu to view transaction details for all debit plans. The date range feature also lets you specify the dates of their search.

You can add funds to your account and manage your Mountaineer Card at mymountaineercard.wvu.edu.