Send us a photograph suitable for your Furman ID card and we will have your card ready for you when you arrive at our office. No waiting for us to take a mug shot of you!
The picture should be a front view of your head and shoulders (no hats or sunglasses). A wallet-size high school yearbook portrait usually fits our specifications well. We can not make an ID for you if the image you forward is not suitable. For new students in Fall 2014, mail your photo by June 30, 2014 to:
Student Business Center
Furman University
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville SC 29613-6298

Or send an electronic image in .gif, .jpeg, or .tif file format via e-mail to                                            
Be sure to include your full name and home address with your photograph.                                                                                   


ID Cards

The Pala-Card is the official Furman University ID card for all students, faculty and staff. Each student is issued a photo ID card during Orientation to identify you as a member of the Furman community and to provide access to many of our campus facilities and services.  Uses of the card include the following:                                                                                                                                                                     

  • Student Identification card
  • Dining Services for meal plan 
  • Building access card
  • Library card
  • Physical Activity Center access
  • Admission to cultural and intercollegiate athletic events

University ID cards are produced at the Student Business Center, located in Suite 102 of the Alester G. Furman Administration Building.  Cards may be obtained during normal office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 5:00PM. Lost cards are subject to a $20 replacement fee.


Important Things to Remember about your Student ID Card

Your Student ID card must be presented in order to gain access or services to the facilities listed above.  The card is non-transferrable and must not be loaned or given to any other person.  Your card must clearly display your picture, name and ID number.

If you lose your ID card you may come to the Student Business Center to obtain a replacement card for a fee of $20; this will deactivate your old card. For extra security, you may call ext. 2027 to place a hold on your account until you have a replacement card made.  If your old card is found after a new card is made, it cannot be reactivated and the replacement fee will not be refunded.

Any student who tries to obtain a new card fraudulently in order to avoid paying the replacement fee may be subject to disciplinary action.

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