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. May 11, 2020New Spring 2020 Student WatCards

    Due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding the Spring 2020 term at the University of Waterloo we will not be issuing physical cards until on campus operations resume. Instead we will be providing students a digital version that includes the information necessary to access student resources.

    Students who are starting studies in Spring 2020 term and need a WatCard to access online resources, including Library. Please complete our Spring 2020 new student form.

  3. Apr. 28, 2020System Upgrade May 6, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. until May 7, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

    Due to a system upgrade all WatCard services will be unavailable on from May 6, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. until May 7, at 6:00 p.m.. This will affect services such as; adding funds, changing your pin, printing cards etc. 

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