WildCARD for New Students - Fall 2013
Welcome to Northwestern! As you make preparations for your first days on campus, don't forget to make time to pick up your student ID card, the WildCARD.
Pick up your WildCARD
To obtain your WildCARD, bring a driver's license, state photo ID, or a valid, unexpired passport to the WildCARD office, located in the underground level of the Norris University Center.
WildCARD Pick-up Times
You may pick up your WildCARD during any of the following times during Wildcat Welcome Week:
|Sunday, Sept. 15
||11:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Monday, Sept. 16||8:30 am - 8:30 pm|
|Tuesday, Sept. 17||8:30 am - 5:30 pm|
|Wednesday, Sept. 18||8:30 am - 8:30 pm|
|Thursday, Sept. 19||8:30 am - 8:30 pm|
|Friday, Sept. 20||8:30 am - 5:30 pm|
|Saturday, Sept. 21||11:00 am - 5:00 pm|
If you will be on campus early or live in the area, you are encouraged to pick up your card during normal business hours prior to September 15. If you will be unable to pick up your card during this week, you may pick it up any week day after September 21, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. You will be issued a temporary WildCARD by Undergraduate Housing upon arrival, so you can access your meal plan immediately.
Using your WildCARD
Your WildCARD is more than just your student ID. You can use it to:
- Access meal plans
- Check out materials at the library
- Ride the campus shuttles for free
- Workout at the campus athletic facilities
- Attend sporting events, concerts, plays and lectures
- Access the University Library system to use copiers and printers
- Receive discounts from local businesses participating in the WildCARD Advantage program
- Link it to your U.S. Bank checking account and use it as an ATM/debit card
Banking with your WildCARD
U.S. Bank has the only bank branch and ATMs on campus, and it is the only bank where you can have your WildCARD linked to your U.S. Bank checking account. Avoid paying costly ATM fees on campus and take advantage of the convenient banking services that U.S. Bank has to offer when you open your checking account.
If you wish to link your WildCARD to your existing U.S. Bank account, or for information on opening an account, visit the WildCARD Banking web page. For additional questions, you can email the U.S. Bank branch at email@example.com or call 847-475-3025. U.S. Bank will have extra staff on campus during orientation to open accounts or assist with any questions. To accelerate this process, we encourage you to have all of the necessary documents completed and bring them with you when you arrive on campus.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-467-6843.
Submit Your Photo
The WildCARD Office accepts photo submissions online for your first WildCARD. You can upload your photo to avoid waiting in line to have your WildCARD ready for pick up when you arrive on campus. For more information, visit the Photo Submission page.