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Student Tribe Card

Please note - in order to transition to a new powered by Atrium Connect, the photo submission portal will be unavailable from June 20 - July 1, 2024. Students will receive a notification when the portal opens for Fall 2024. 

Tribe Cards are issued at the beginning of your first year on campus, are non-transferable and can only be used by you. Cards are typically issued to new students enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program during your Orientation Program. Online Students may be issued a card in person when visiting campus.

Before cards can be produced however, two crucial elements are required to help identify you as a William & Mary student. Both steps require an active W&M username and access to the GET Mobile app.

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Before getting started, review the Photo Submission Guidelines to ensure your photo is acceptable.  A valid government issued photo identification is required to obtain your Tribe Card. The ID should display your name, birth date and expiration date. Forms of ID include U.S. Driver’s License or Learner’s Permit issued by a state DMV, U.S. Identification Card issued by a state DMV, U.S Permanent Resident card, Passport/Passport Card including the MRZ code (when submitting a foreign passport please include the U.S. Visa page including the MRZ code) or a U.S. Military ID card. Note: Driver’s License or Identification Card stamped “void” are unable to be accepted. Expired, damaged or unclear documents, trusted traveler cards and school IDs are not accepted.

Name Verification

In the GET Mobile app, select "William & Mary" and set up your account and mobile pin using your W&M username and password.

Confirm that the name displayed under the photo box matches the name that should be displayed on the Tribe Card. If a name is printed incorrectly on a card, replacement cards can be purchased for $23.  All purchases are non refundable.

If you have a Preferred/Chosen First Name listed in the Personal Information Questionnaire (PIQ) this is what will be listed on your Tribe Card. Your last name must match your government issued ID. Learn More.
Photo Submission and ID Verification

In the GET Mobile app, select Settings then Update Photo and follow the prompts to upload both the front and back of your ID as well as your new photo. If you have previoulsy attended W&M as an Undergraduate Student or participated in a Pre-College Program at W&M your old photo will be populated on the GET mobile app. In order to receive a current Tribe Card, a new photo is required. Once submitted, a green confirmation box will appear above your new photo stating "Your photo has been submitted and is now pending admin approval"

All uploaded information must be verified by Tribe Card Services which could take up to three business days to process. You will receive an email notification to your W&M account if your photos have been accepted or rejected.

Picking Up Your Card

If you are participating in an Orientation program and had your credentials accepted prior to the communicated deadline, your card may be issued as part of that program. If you did not meet the necessary Orientation deadline, after you have checked in with your Orientation program,you can come to the Tribe Card Services Office to pick up your card. If card issuance is not part of your Orientation, you may visit our office to pick up your card. Tribe Card pick-up will be available at the beginning of the Semester. Tribe Cards are issued to the Student and cannot be picked up by others. The Tribe Card Services Office is located in the Campus Center on Jamestown Rd. in room 110A. Our office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Please bring a valid Government issued photo ID with you for identity verification.