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Online Photo Submission

First Year Undergraduates were sent an email with a unique code and instructions on how to upload a photo for their Splash Card.  If you do not have the email, please contact us at splashcard@tulane.edu.

Students should submit a photo by July 30, 2021.   Remember, submitting your Splash Card photo is a top priority!  Your picture must be submitted AND approved prior to your arrival on campus.  Without a printed Splash Card, you cannot check into your residence hall.  Ensure you have a smooth move-in process by uploading your photo prior to the deadline.

What should my photo look like?


All photos submitted must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a picture of you and only you, with no other visible people or objects in the photo.
  • Should be cropped slightly above the top of your head to the middle of your chest.
  • Should be taken against a solid, light-colored background.
  • Must be a color photo, not black and white.
  • Must not include sunglasses.
  • You may wear prescription glasses if you normally do so.
  • Must not include hats or head coverings, unless normally worn daily for religious purposes.
  • Head coverings cannot obscure your face or hairline or cast shadows on your face.
  • Your face must be positioned directly facing the camera.
  • Your eyes should be open and looking at the camera.
  • Shadows on face, glare on glasses, and red eye will not be accepted.
I am an enrolled student. Why don't I see the link to upload my photo on Gibson?

Incoming first-year students starting classes during the fall semester should have received a link from our office by email with instructions on uploading a photo. Please use that link to submit your photo, or follow the instructions above.

Other incoming students starting classes in the fall will not have access in Gibson to submit photos until August 1, 2021. If you wish to upload your photo during the summer before you arrive on campus, please click here to send us a request.

How do I know if my photo upload was successful?

Once you submit your photo, we will email you within ten business days to let you know that your submission was successful and your photo has been approved.

When do I receive my Splash Card?

If you do not pick-up your Splash Card over the summer, it will be at your residence hall when you arrive for check-in. Commuter students can pick up their cards in the Campus Services office in the Lavin-Bernick Center, Suite 107 when they arrive on campus.  Graduate Programs should speak with the coordinator.  

If you have any other questions, please contact Splash Card Services at splashcard@tulane.edu or use our Let's Talk! feature.