As the holder of a WildCARD, you can establish a checking account with U.S. Bank and then link that account to your WildCARD so it can be used as your ATM/debit card.

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Why should I link my WildCARD to a us bank logo checking account?

  • It will lighten your load.
    There's only one card to carry when you link your WildCARD to your U.S. Bank checking account.
  • It's convenient to get cash.
    U.S. Bank has six ATM locations on the Evanston campus and four on the Chicago campus. 
  • It's easy to make purchases.
    You can use your WildCARD as a debit card at more than 1.5 million locations nationwide. Whether you're at the Norris Book Store or the grocery store, simply swipe your card, select "debit" and enter your ATM PIN code. The total will be debited from your checking account.
  • It's secure.
    Your WildCARD is not as easily identifiable as a bank card, and it requires a PIN to receive cash or make purchases. So if it's lost or stolen, there's a reduced chance of fraud or misuse. In the meantime, if your WildCARD is lost or stolen, notify U.S. Bank immediately at 800-US-BANKS (872-2657).


The U.S. Bank relationship benefits both students and the University. The University receives financial support from its relationship with U.S. Bank that helps offset operating expenses for the WildCARD ID card program. Please direct questions about the University’s relationship with U.S. Bank to Brian Peters at