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.
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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.
- Aug. 7, 2018
Incoming first year students are encouraged to use our photo upload tool, to submit a picture for use on your WatCard.
- Save time at pick up
- Use a photo you like
Photo uploads close Thursday, Aug 30 @ 5 p.m. Be sure to submit your photo before the deadline.
For anyone who can not upload a photo, we will take your photo when you come to pick up your card.
- Feb. 21, 2018
We will be performing scheduled maintenance to all WatCard systems beginning 3:00 p.m. Feb 22 and lasting until 3:00 a.m. on Feb 23. During this time all WatCard services may experience intermittent outages and some services may be unavailable until the maintenance is completed. We apologize for any inconveniences caused during this time.
- Dec. 8, 2017
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.