Get Your Card
All students, faculty, and staff are issued a campus WildCARD, the official Northwestern photo identification card. Other members of the Northwestern community are also eligible for NU ID Cards.
Your WildCARD can be used to gain access to University buildings, shuttles, and events; to purchase food through vending machines or the University meal plan; and much more. U.S. Bank checking account holders can also use their cards as ATM/debit cards.
Card Care and Replacement
Learn about how to respond when your card has been lost, stolen, or damaged. The parts of your card are also identified.
WildCARD Advantage Program
Hundreds of Evanston and Chicago area businesses offer discounts, free delivery, and even free items when you show your WildCARD or NU ID Card. Find a participating business or learn how your local business can join the program.
Offices are located at Norris University Center on the Evanston campus and Abbott Hall on the Chicago campus.
Passport Photo Services
If you need to renew your passport or get one for the first time, you can have your passport photos taken right on campus at a WildCARD Office.
Custom Badge Orders
The WildCARD Office can create custom 2-1/8" x 3-3/8" plastic badges/ID cards for your school/department for $3 each. Badge holders, fasteners, and lanyards are also available for an additional $1/set. Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks notice for large projects. Download the Custom Badge Request Form (pdf) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.