WildCARD Uses

WildCARDs and NU-issued ID Cards have varying privileges on and around campus. (If you're not sure which card you have, you can view images of different card types.)

CARD TYPE Shuttle
Privileges
Library
Privileges 
IT Labs 
Access
Banking  WildCARD
Advantage 
WildCARD
Students
Faculty & Staff
ALL yes yes yes yes
WildCARD
Spouse/Partner of 
Faculty & Staff 
ALL yes yes yes yes
WildCARD
Affiliate
ALL yes yes yes yes
Contractor
ID Card 
Evanston Loop
Campus Loop
Ryan Field
yes*     yes
Part-Time/
Temporary 
Employee

ID Card
Evanston Loop
Campus Loop
Ryan Field
yes*     yes
NU ID Card
Spouse/Partner
of Student 
Evanston Loop
Campus Loop
Ryan Field
yes*     yes

*To borrow library materials, you must visit the Main Library Circulation Desk to have a special barcode sticker affixed to your ID card.

Students, Faculty & Staff

You will also use your WildCARD for the following:

  • Establish your NetID and email account
  • Make deposits and other transactions at Bursar's Office or Norris University Center Cashier's Office
  • Purchase tickets for music and theater performances
  • Purchase a parking permit
  • Pick up keys for student groups at Norris Main Desk
  • Henry Crown Sports Pavilion and Aquatic Center admittance
  • Meal plans (See the nuCuisine website or Residential Services for answers to your meal plan questions.)
  • Undergraduate seating at sporting events (students only)
  • Student Health Service (students only)

Banking

For cards that are eligible, if you establish a checking account with U.S. Bank, your WildCARD can be used as your ATM/debit card.

WildCARD Advantage Discounts

More than 300 businesses in Evanston, Chicago, and the surrounding areas participate in the WildCARD Advantage program, offering discounts for people with WildCARDs and NU-issued ID Cards.

WildCARD Policies

  • Your WildCARD/NU-issued ID Card is non-transferable and is the property of NU, and must be surrendered upon request.
  • If your card is lost or stolen, report it to the WildCARD office. You will be liable for the card replacement fee and any wrongdoing that may arise from the improper use of the card.
  • Photos on file more than 10 years must be updated the next time a replacement card is produced.