News

Monday, June 29, 2020

Incoming 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.
Monday, May 11, 2020

New 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.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

System 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. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Temporary 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.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Website maintenance April 1, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Due to maintenance on our web server all WatCard web services will be unavailable on April 1, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.. This will affect services such as; adding funds, changing your pin, etc. 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Bambora service outage - WatCard add funds affected

WatCard add funds functionality will be unavailable for a short time this weekend, as Bambora will be temporarily unavailable for scheduled routine maintenance on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 3:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. EST, as required by Bambora. During this scheduled maintenance, all Ecommerce systems as well as Bambora reporting will be unavailable to all Ecommerce sites on campus. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Fall 2019 - Labour Day weekend hours

In order to help accomodate the move in period for new and returning students our office will be open throughout the Labour Day weekend.

Labour Day hours:

Saturday August 31, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday September 1, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday September 2, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

We are currently open for regular business hours Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.. If you are in the Waterloo area prior to these weekend hours feel free to stop by and pick up your WatCard early.

Apply for your WatCard

Starting July 15, 2020, incoming first-year and graduate students can apply for their WatCard