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.
The WatCard Office will be issuing new WatCards to all registered students in Fall 2017. This includes first time students as well as returning students. We are switching to a new card technology that will have new security features and new functionality. All registered students will need to transition to the new WatCard in order to have full access to current and future student services.