Welcome to WatCard

The WatCard office is an ancillary department 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 Campus Tech store on the lower level of the Student Life Centre (SLC). Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. excluding University holidays (we are open Labour day). Our contact us page offers additional ways to reach us if you can't make it in to see us in person. 

  1. Aug. 8, 2017WatCard ‐ New design, new technology

    The WatCard office will begin issuing a new WatCard beginning on August 8, 2017. In addition to a brand new look, the WatCard will feature new technology, in the form of a contactless, smart‐chip to the card. The introduction of chip technology will allow us to move away from the older, magnetic stripe technology that has been used on the card since its introduction in 1993.

  2. Aug. 8, 2017Fall 2017 campus recarding

    What does campus recarding mean?

    The WatCard Office will be issuing new WatCards to all registered students in Fall 2017. This includes first time students as well as returning students. We are switching to a new card technology that will have new security features and new functionality. All registered students will need to transition to the new WatCard in order to have full access to current and future student services.

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