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. 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.

  2. Oct. 2, 2017Temporary WatCard location with extended hours

    The WatCard Office will have a temporary location set up in South Campus Hall between October 2 - 20 to help facilitate the fall recarding effort. This location will only be setup to print cards for returning students who are yet to receive their first new WatCard, and it will not be setup to process lost cards, do value adds or address general WatCard issues. If you have already been issued a new WatCard and need another replacement you will have to go to our main customer service counter inside Campus Tech in the Student Life Center. If you are a student currently on a co-op term and can not make it into our customer service counter during regular business hours this temporary location will be open Monday to Thursday until 6 p.m..

    Location: South Campus Hall, room 118 beside the bookstore (where textbook returns happen at the start of term).

    Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. - 5p.m..

    Closed: October 9, 10, 11.

  3. 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.

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