COVID-19 Update

The WatCard office remains closed to in person visits, however WatCard staff are still processing requests and maintaining services. Please visit our website for program information and forms, or contact us directly. Connect with us by email, or live chat so we can assist you. WatCard requests, meal plan changes, refunds and other services are available upon request.

Researchers and postdoctoral fellows

Researchers and postdoctoral fellows are eligible for a WatCard. To obtain a WatCard, stop by the WatCard service desk, located inside Campus Tech, on the lower level of the Student Life Centre.

You will need your University of Waterloo offer letter or contract validating your employment plus government issued photo identification.

WatCard benefits

Your research or postdoctorate WatCard comes with the similar functionality to a student WatCard.

Research and postdoctoral WatCards cannot be used to ride Grand River Transit (GRT) buses as this is a service only paid for by full-time students.