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About your SMU ID Card

Need to get your SMU ID Card? You can upload your photo by logging in to your My Pony Account with your SMU ID and password and follow the steps to upload your photo. There is no charge for your initial ID card.

Photos must meet the following requirements:

  • Size: Roughly square, less than 6MP total (NOTE: picture will be cropped to 300 x 300)
  • Format: jpg or jpeg
  • Taken within last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
  • Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
  • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
  • Taken in clothing you normally wear on a daily basis 
  • You will be notified if your photo does not meet the requirements listed above and asked to submit another photo. Cards for approved photos are printed when you come to our office. All notifications will come from ID Card Services to your @smu.edu email address.
  • Your ID card will be printed when you come to pick it up in the Parking and ID Card Services office. Be sure to have identification. 

ID Card Care

  • Holes, stickers, tape and other alterations will render your card useless.
  • Treat your ID just as you would your driver’s license or credit card.
  • Punching holes or other alterations made will result in a 30.00 replacement fee.

Replacing an SMU ID Card

Students and Employees

  • Lost or stolen ID cards visit My Pony Account site located under the ID Card Services tab and click the Activate/Deactivate ID Card link. 
  • To replace your ID card please visit the Parking & ID Card Services Office located at Expressway Tower on the corner of SMU Blvd. and Central Expressway. The card is printed when you arrive and takes about 5 minutes to print.
  • You will be charged a $30 replacement card fee payable online at my.SMU.edu or at the Student Services counter with cash or check only at Enrollment Services located in the Laura Lee Blanton building.
* Please note: Students may order a replacement SMU ID card only if they are registered for the current semester of operation.

Replacing an ID card due to normal wear and tear

  • Card wearing out, maybe not working like it used to? To replace your ID free of charge because of fair, wear and tear you must visit the Parking and ID Card Services Office with your current ID card in need of replacement.
  • Cards that have had holes punched or other alterations that are not normal wear and tear are not covered and will cost 30.00 to replace. 
  • Your card will be printed when you come to the office 

Service Providers and Contractors

Please visit the Parking and ID Card Services Office to replace your ID there is a 30.00 replacement fee payable with cash or check at the time of replacement. 

About Pony - Your ID Card does more than you think...

Pony makes life on and around campus so easy! Pony is a stored-value account that can be activated on your SMU ID card. Use it in lieu of cash or a credit card to make purchases on campus and at select off-campus locations.

Where is Pony Accepted?

Pony can be used at a variety of locations, including:

Pony cannot be used to purchase stamps or pay for shipping through USPS. 

Pony vs. Flex Dollars

  • Flex Dollars are used for on-campus meal plans only.  
  • Pony is a stored value credit account, similar to a debit card, that allows any student to make purchases on-campus and at select off-campus vendors if they choose to participate in the Pony program. Pony does not satisfy the mandatory meal plan requirement for students living on campus.
  • Pony can be purchased on top of Flex Dollars or separately.
  • For more information about SMU meal plans and Flex Dollars, please visit SMU Dining.

My Pony Account:  Depositing Pony Cash

  • Students can open an account during the registration process and may select one of five preset amounts ($200, $400, $600, $800 or $1000) to be billed directly to their student account.  Parents should discuss these various levels with their student prior to registration.
  • Funds will be carried over from term to term until a student graduates. 
  • To add funds, visit My Pony Account.
  • Any credit remaining on the Pony account at the point of graduation will be refunded to the student after all debt to the University has been paid.

My Pony Account:  Canceling Pony

  • Your Pony Account may be canceled on or before the payment due date.
  • A $25 processing fee will be deducted from credit balance refunds of withdrawing students. Graduating students do not have to pay this fee.


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