Access Services

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

New Students

New students will receive their SMU ID Badge during their program's new student orientation (more info below).

Faculty and Staff

New faculty and staff will be issued their SMU ID Badge during their new hire orientation organized by the Office of People and Culture.

For Lost, Stolen, or Misplaced Badges

Please visit the Badging Office during office hours to obtain a replacement badge. If you work or attend class at the Fresno, Sacramento, or San Francisco Peninsula Campus, please inform the administrative office 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 or piggybacking (e.g. following an individual or group that has their badge(s).  To help ensure the safety and security of our campus communities, our badging policy will be strictly enforced.

All lost, stolen, or misplaced badges should be reported immediately to the Badging Office for security concerns. Replacing an SMU ID Badge is subject to a $10 fee.

Find Us

Health Education Center
400 Hawthorne Ave. Rm. 217
Oakland, CA 94609
510.879.9200 Ext. 7305 
Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm


Congratulations on being accepted to SMU.

To get you started on the right foot, we need a little help from you so we can have you SMU ID Badge ready to go for your first day. Your SMU ID Badge will be used to access campus buildings, classrooms, offices, and clinical settings, so it is an integral part of your experience.

Using the guidelines below, please submit your photograph to at least 30 days prior to your orientation (unless another deadline is provided) to ensure that your ID badge is ready for you.

Guidelines for ID Badge Photos 
  • Front view headshot, taken from three to five feet away (your face should not be covered by hair)
  • No filters
  • No hats, sunglasses, or “gag” glasses. Prescription eyeglasses is okay
  • Eyes open and visible. Try to avoid any glare if wearing prescription eyeglasses
  • Avoid shadows by having sufficient light
  • Proper attire for official SMU ID Badge picture: Business Casual
  • Use white or light smooth background (a standard white wall works well). Please, no glamour/fancy or 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.
Example 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
  • Acceptable examples:
Sample Photo #1 that is Acceptable


Sample Photo #2 that is Acceptable
  • Unacceptable examples:


Sample Photo #1 that is Not Acceptable


Sample Photo #2 that is Not Acceptable
Submit Your Photo
  1. Send an email to
  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 (e.g. PT, PA, ELMSN, special status, etc.)
    • Your term and year starting (e.g. Spring 2021)
    • Your campus (e.g. Oakland, Fresno, Sacramento, San Francisco Peninsula, or Online)
  4. Attach your photo
Oakland Campus Parking and Transportation

The Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Parking Services Department is committed to providing safe, reliable, convenient parking for students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the SMU Oakland Campus.

Find Us

Parking and Transportation Office 
3100 Summit St. (South Pavilion), Ground Level, Rm. G615.
Mon-Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m.).

Oakland Campus Parking Fees
  • Student Rate:  Fall  $125, Spring $125, Summer $75
  • SMU Faculty and Staff Monthly Rate: $125 and may increase to $150 in July 2022.  Recurring monthly parking can be set up via your credit/debit card at the ABSMC Parking Office.  The parking office is located at 3100 Summit Street, Suite G615A.
  • Daily Parking:
    • $28- If paying at the parking garage via kiosk.
    • $10 hourly, if not paying for $28 for daily parking.

*The Parking and Transportation Office only accepts cash or check*

Parking Form Instructions
  • Parking forms are no long available.  All transactions regarding parking will need to take place at the ABSMC parking office.

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
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
Fresno, Sacramento, and San Francisco Peninsula Campuses

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