MCC IDs for Students, Faculty, and Staff

To get an ID card, email with:

  • a photo of your face and shoulders (requirements below)
  • your first and last name
  • your A-number
  • at which campus you'd like to pick up your ID
    • Lowell Cowan Center front desk
    • Bedford Office of Student Engagement (Campus Center 211)
Please allow 5-7 business days for ID processing during peak times.

When you pick up your ID, go to the campus you requested in your email and bring:
  1. a valid photo ID
  2. proof of current enrollment

Need help taking or sending your photo? Ask a peer or staff member for assistance taking a photo or visit the Office of Student Engagement (Lowell Friday 1-3pm and Bedford Tuesdays 10am-12pm).

Photo Requirements (please see below for examples)

1. Use a smooth, solid white, off-white or light gray background.
  • Background should be plain with no patterns, objects, textures, other people, etc.
  • No paneled doors, trees, bricks, car interiors, wood, etc.
2. Leave space around the sides of your face and above your head in photo.
  • Don’t crop the top of your head or hair out of the frame.
  • Your photo should look like a passport photo.
3. Shoulders and face must squarely face the camera.
  • Your head must not be tilted or turned to one side or shown in profile.
  • Don't tilt or turn one of your shoulders toward the camera.
4. Adjust your hair and clothing so that your entire face is visible.
  • No hats, head coverings, sunglasses, hands, or other objects that obscure your face.
  • Your full face and hairline must be visible 
5. Use lighting that highlights both sides of your face equally.
  • Take your picture where there is good lighting or use the flash when necessary. 
  • Avoid lighting that casts a shadow around your eyes or one side of your face.
  • Your glasses should not show any reflection.

Photo Examples

Do take a photo like these:
approved photo examples

Do not take a photo like these:
unapproved photo examples (hair obscuring face, use of filtder, side on to camera, head tilted, busy background, subject too far, head covering obscuring face, other people are visible)

Benefits to getting an MCC ID
  • Bring your MCC ID to the library circulation desk to get a library card.
  • Show your MCC ID for discounts at local stores, restaurants, cinemas, and public transportation stations.
  • Show your MCC ID to use the free MCC Inter-Campus Shuttle.
Last Modified: 10/12/21