Fresno State issues an identification card, known as the "Bulldog Card" to students and employees (faculty and staff). Your Bulldog Card gets you access to free services, events on campus and transportation. The card is also the official debit card of campus. Add and manage funds online through Transact, and use your card at various places on campus. Click here for more ways to use your card on campus.
The earliest opportunity to get your Bulldog Card is 1-day after registering for classes. Then stop by our office to fill out a brief application, show a valid government ID (see below) and pose for a photo. Your card will be prepared while you wait.
New employees complete employee on-boarding with Human Resources or Academic Personnel. Paperwork received includes a signed Faculty/Staff Application and Agreement Form.
- Staff: wait a minimum of 1-day after your first day on the job
- Faculty: wait a minimum of 1-day after signing your academic contract
- Bring the signed application form and valid government identification with you to Bulldog Card. Pose for a photo and your card will be prepared while you wait.
Fast and convenient!
Welcome to Fresno State! Now that you are joining the campus community, you will need to obtain an official Fresno State ID card, known as the “Bulldog Card.” You will use your Bulldog Card to access various locations and services across campus, including building access, meal plans, printing, and discounts on products and services.
The Bulldog Card Office's Online Photo Submission site is a wonderful tool to provide you with the convenience of submitting your Bulldog Card passport style photo online. This online process eliminates the need to stand in a line.
Once your Fresno State email is assigned, please make sure to keep an eye out for an email from email@example.com. Your photo can only be submitted using the link from this email. Please submit your photo at least 7 days prior to your Dog Days appointment. To start your photo submission please click the link at the bottom of the email. The entire submission process is very fast and easy. However, the biggest issue that will delay your Bulldog card is your photo not meeting the US passport standards. So please follow the US passport photo submission guidelines to avoid having your photo rejected.
How to Submit Your Photo
Check your email
All new students will receive an email with a link to upload their photo. If you are a new student and did not receive an email, please contact the Bulldog Card Office at 559-278-5068 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to uploading the photo you want to use for your Bulldog Card, you will also need to upload a government-issued photo ID. Acceptable forms of identification include driver’s license, U.S. green card, passport, or U.S. military ID card.
Select a device
Photos can be uploaded from your mobile device or computer
Upload an image
- Click the link you received via email to upload your photo. Accepted photo formats include JPG, PNG, GIF.
- Click “Take or Upload Photo.”
Card Pick Up
If your photo is accepted, you will receive a confirmation email stating that your photo has been approved and your Bulldog Card will be mailed to you. Please ensure that your mailing address is correct. Please use the links below for a review of US Passport Photo Guidelines, and a comparison of photos that are accepted and rejected.
For your protection, please provide a valid* government issued photo identification (ID). Please make sure your ID is clearly readable or it will be rejected. Any one of the following is a valid government ID:
- State issued Driver's License*
- State issued Driver Learner Permit (with photo)
- State issued Identification Card*
- United States Military ID
- United States Green Card*
- Recent ID card from high school (new freshman) or college (transfer students).
Problem or Damaged Card?
Having a problem using your card, or can't access the funds in your account? Bring your card to our office for assistance. Location information at the bottom of this page.
Lose Your Card? Freeze Your Card
First protect the money in your account and freeze your card online at Transact. Here's how:
- Login to Transact
- Click on the Bulldog Card tab (located in the upper-right corner)
- Select "Freeze Card"
- Still can't find your card still? Click here to learn how to replace a lost card.
Terms and Conditions
The Bulldog Card is property of Fresno State. Terms and conditions of use do apply.
Office Hours "We are always open during lunch"
- During the fall and spring semesters: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Summer hours: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
We are located in the Joyal Administration Building, Room 156. Find our office at the back of the building (southeast corner). From the Cashier's Windows (south lobby). Go around the corner and down the hallway.