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USC Upstate CarolinaCard Rules and Instructions

The CarolinaCard is your official university ID card. It is not transferrable to another person and must be returned upon request. Misuse of cards may have a negative impact on both students and the institution in general.

  • Students are expected to protect their card and abide by all terms and conditions associated with the use of the CarolinaCard as student identification.
  • The CarolinaCard and its account(s) and all forms, records and transcripts of its use are the property of the university. Use of the CarolinaCard account may be revoked at any time.
Uploading a Photo
  • You must upload your photo at least 72 hours prior to picking up your ID at the Department of Public Safety
  • Go to
  • Login using your VIPID and password
  • DUO Mobile Verification
  • Select Photo Upload
  • Upload photo of your choice
    • Use a solid background
    • Crop your photo from head to shoulders, making sure to get your head in the frame entirely
    • Eyes must be open
    • No objects
    • No gestures or body movement
    • No hats, scarves or sunglasses
    • No other people in the photo

You may pick-up your ID at the Department of Public Safety between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 219 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303 Map pin icon

To verify your identity, you will be asked to provide one of the following original government-issued documents (no photo copy):

  • United States Driver’s License
  • Military ID
  • Passport
  • School ID
Accepting the CarolinaCard Holder Agreement
  • Go to
  • Manage CarolinaCard Account
  • Login using your VIPID and password
  • DUO Mobile verification
  • Select the Cardholder agreement tab
  • Read over terms and conditions
  • Click Accept