WatCard Parental Deposits Unavailable

Work is continuing to update the WatCard website functionality. While most WatCard operations are fully functional, after our recent update, we are currently working to complete the upgrade on our website. During this time some things will be available, others will not.

What’s currently functioning on the website:

  • All general information pages
  • All contact us and form pages
  • Add Funds
  • Managing your account (balances, transaction history, etc.)
  • PIN creation and changes

What’s currently unavailable on the website:

  •  Parental Deposits

Please direct questions to watcard@uwaterloo.ca.

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 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. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. Dec. 4, 2019Temporary office closure December 4th

    The WatCard service counter will be closed December 4th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.. We will be open during the rest of our regular business hours (9:00 - 11:00 a.m., and 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.) on the 4th.

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