Access Services

The Facilities Department is responsible for ID badge and key distribution and for administering access to SMU facilities and parking areas.

For Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Badges

Please visit the Badging Office during office hours to obtain a replacement badge. If you work or attend class at one of our learning centers, please inform the administrative office at your campus that you need a replacement badge. Your replacement badge will be issued within one business day of receipt of the request. Students, faculty, and staff are required to wear their badges at all times while at SMU. Students, faculty, and staff are not allowed to enter a secured area by using another person's badge (piggyback).  To help ensure the safety of all at our SMU campuses, temporary badges will be a limited action, if approved moving forward.

All lost, stolen or misplaced badges should be reported immediately for safety concerns. Badge replacements are subject to a $5 fee.

New Students, Faculty, Staff

First-time students will receive ID badges during student orientation (more info below). New faculty and staff will be issued ID badges in coordination with Human Resources' new employee orientation.

Find Us

Health Education Center
400 Hawthorne Ave. Rm. 217
Oakland, CA 94609
510.879.9200 Ext. 7365 
Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays)


Congratulations on being accepted to SMU.

To get you started on the right foot, we need to have your Student ID card waiting for you when you arrive for orientation. Your student ID card will be used to access classrooms, campus offices, and clinical settings, so it is an integral part of your experience.

Submit your photograph to at least 30 days prior to your orientation (unless another deadline is provided) to ensure that your ID is ready for you.

Guidelines for ID Badge Photos 
  • Current. Color. Front view of full face, taken from three to five feet away headshot (your face should not be covered by hair)

  • No hats, sunglasses, or “gag” glasses. Prescription eyewear is okay

  • Eyes open and visible (with no glare on eyeglasses, make sure the glasses don’t cover your eyes)

  • Avoid shadows by having sufficient light

  • Proper attire for official ID picture: business casual

  • Use white or light smooth background (a standard white wall works well). Please, no glamour/fancy or sloppy photoshopped backgrounds

  • Use a standard digital image format (.jpeg, .png, .gif)

  • Standard size is 150 x 180 pixels (2 MB file size limit). You may need to resize your original image.

Sample Photos
  • Use a high-resolution digital camera or a good phone camera

  • Use a plain white or light background

  • Make sure you have good, balanced light on your face

  • These are good pictures for a University ID:

Sample ID Photo Good 1  Sample Badge Photo Good 2

  • These are bad pictures for a University ID:

   Sample ID Photo Bad 1  Sample Badge Photo Bad 2

Submit Your Photo
  1. Send an email

  2. The email subject line should read: "New <program> ID Badge Photo"

  3. In the body of the email, include:

    • Your first and last name

    • Your student ID (nine-digit number including all zeros)

    • Your program of study (PT, PA, ELMSN, special status, etc)

    • Your term and year starting (e.g., Fall 2017)

    • Your campus (e.g., Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco Peninsula, or Online)

  4. Attach your photo (follow the instructions and guidelines below)

Oakland Campus Parking and Transportation

The Alta Bates/Summit Medical Center Parking Services Department is committed to providing safe, reliable, convenient, and low-cost parking for faculty, resident students, day and evening students at the SMU Oakland campus.

  • Student Rate:  Fall  $125, Spring $125, Summer $75
  • SMU Staff Monthly Rate: $35 (Must be enrolled, payroll deduction)
  • Discount Rates $10.00 per entry with discount validation
Parking Information and Applications

Complete and return the appropriate parking application form to the Campus Support Center Office. Forms can also be obtained from the office. 
Campus Support Center
South Pavilion, Ground Level, Rm. G615.
Mon-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch 12:00 to 1 p.m.).

Payment Methods

  • All cash payments must be made in person, for the entire semester fee. Bills larger than $50 will not be accepted
  • Checks should be made payable to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
  • Parking fees are non-refundable and are due upon submission of the completed Parking Application Form
General Parking Regulations
  • Parking is permitted only in areas designated for parking use. Parking in roadways, loading zones, fire lanes, or at building exits is prohibited whether or not so posted
  • Parking privileges are non-transferable and will be revoked in the event of any application, permit, or vehicle misrepresentation
Sacramento and San Francisco Peninsular Campuses

SMU's Sacramento and San Francisco Peninsula campuses have free parking on site.