Getting Your BUC Card

Get you BUC Card Using FSW Online Photo Submission

Here are the steps that have to be completed to get your BUC Card Campus ID:

  1. Send an email from your BUC email ( to requesting a secure thread to send your photo and Government issued ID through.
  2. You have to be signed up for at least one class.
  3. Stand in front of a solid background (white preferred) and take a straight-on picture of yourself.
  4. The picture needs to be from the middle of your chest to a couple of inches above your head (just like the picture on the demonstration card above).
  5. Make sure:

    • No hat or head cover on unless it is for medical or religious reasons.
    • Nothing is covering your face.
    • Your eyes can be seen in the picture (try the picture without glasses).
    • It is only you in the picture.
  6. Send two pictures in the secure thread:

    • The photo you just took as a jpg.
    • A picture of your government issued ID (Passport, Driver’s License, or State issued ID Card).
  7. In the subject line enter your 8-digit student ID# and your name as it appears on your government issued ID (Passport, Driver’s License, or State issued ID Card).
  8. In the body of the email include your mailing address that was submitted to FSW during the Admissions process.
  9. You will receive an email that your photo was approved and your BUC Card will be sent to you in 5 to 10 business days in an envelope from Auxiliary Services.
  10. When you receive your BUC Card in the mail, you will need to reply in the email thread you receive for your photo acceptance that you have received your BUC Card and the card will be activated.

*If you are replacing an existing BUC Card, you will be notified that there will be a $15 replacement fee added to your student account to complete this transaction.


  • Students must be currently registered for classes at Florida SouthWestern State College in order to receive a BUC Card.
  • Students may visit the any campus BUC Card Office to obtain the card during office hours. For a list of issuing ID stations and hours you can visit: BUC Card Locations.
  • VALID government issued photo ID is required to receive a BUC Card.
  • BUC Card Terms and Conditions are acknowledged via the FSW portal with other college policies. Students under the age of 18 must complete a BUC Card Agreement and also have a parent or guardian signature. (BUC Card Agreement (PDF))

Faculty and Staff

  • Faculty and staff are eligible for a BUC Card upon employment. All employee information must be processed by Human Resources for an employee to receive a BUC Card.
  • A VALID government issued photo ID is required to receive a BUC Card.
  • Faculty and Staff cards may contain door access information and should be treated as keys.
  • BUC Card Agreement must be completed and will be available at the issuing location. (BUC Card Agreement (PDF))

Please report lost or stolen cards immediately!

Call (239) 432-6700 between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday or email anytime