COVID-19 Update

The WatCard office remains closed to in person visits, however WatCard staff are still processing requests and maintaining services. Please visit our website for program information and forms, or contact us directly. Connect with us by email, or live chat so we can assist you. WatCard requests, meal plan changes, refunds and other services are available upon request.

Welcome to WatCard

The WatCard office is responsible for the printing and distribution of the University of Waterloo's campus identification card. The WatCard is the University's comprehensive photo ID, and is needed for many of the services provided by the University.

This website contains information about:

How to get your WatCard

How to use your WatCard

What parents need to know

Get in touch with WatCard

The WatCard service counter is located inside the W Store on the lower level of the Student Life Centre (SLC). Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. excluding university holidays. Our contact us page offers additional ways to reach us if you can't make it in to see us in person. 

  1. June 29, 2020Incoming students apply for your WatCard

    Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the process for WatCard has changed for fall 2020.

    Incoming students are required to apply for their WatCard online and submit a photo for their card.

    Apply online starting July 15, 2020

    Easy 3 step process:

    1. Update preferred/chosen name on WatIAM
    2. Complete the WatCard application & upload your photo
    3. Receive and follow instructions for WatCard pickup process.
  2. Mar. 30, 2020Website maintenance April 1, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Due to maintenance on our web server all WatCard web services will be unavailable on April 1, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.. This will affect services such as; adding funds, changing your pin, etc. 

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