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. June 13, 2019Fall 2019 WatCard photo upload

    Photo upload for fall 2019 will open June 28, at 5:00 p.m., and close August 23, at 12:00 p.m.. Submitting your photo in advance will reduce your wait time, and make sure you get a photo that you like.

    Residence move in

    Students moving into residence, who upload their photo before the deadline (August 23, 12:00 p.m.), will pick up their WatCard and room keys in one stop during residence move in.

  2. Feb. 21, 2018Scheduled maintenane Feb. 22 - 23, 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.

  3. 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.

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