News for Current students

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.

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.

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.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

WatCard Photo Upload Open

Incoming first year students are encouraged to use our photo upload tool, to submit a picture for use on your WatCard.

  • Save time at pick up
  • Use a photo you like

Photo uploads close Thursday, Aug 30 @ 5 p.m. Be sure to submit your photo before the deadline.

For anyone who can not upload a photo, we will take your photo when you come to pick up your card.

Apply for your WatCard

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