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. Dec. 8, 2017WatCard recarding and Grand River Transit update

    To ensure  continued and uninterrupted access to student services, we recommend that any registered students who have not yet updated their card, visit our service counter at their earliest convenience, and prior to leaving for winter break. Students who are currently on a co-op term should come in for their new card when they are back on campus in January.

  2. Nov. 29, 2017New off-campus WatCard vendors

    We are excited to announce three local business that have joined our program for off-campus vendors: Balzac's Coffee Roasters (Phillip Street location), Mambella's Italian Kitchen, and Mucho Burrito Fresh Mexican Grill (King St. N. location). These locations will now accept WatCard Flex Dollars as a payment option.

  3. Oct. 16, 2017Scheduled maintenane Oct. 17, 2017

    We will be performing website maintenance between 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. on October 17. This maintenance will only affect add funds pages and WatCard account pages. In order to minimize potential issues we recommend that you do not log in to any of the account features during this time.

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