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Northwestern's Official ID

Services and discounts for Wildcard holders

Holiday Hours

The Wildcard Office will be closed on Wednesday, November 22 at 3pm and re-open on Monday, November 27 at 8:30am.

Your Wildcard

Your Wildcard can be used to access University buildings and shuttles, purchase food through the University meal plan, and much more.

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Get started

Most students, faculty, and staff members are eligible for a Wildcard. Learn how to get yours.
Get a Wildcard
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Know when to use it

Wildcards and Northwestern-issued ID cards have varying privileges on and around campus.
About your card
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Start saving

Use your Wildcard to save with free delivery, free items, or discounts on products and services.
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Check Out the New Wildcard

We are very pleased to unveil our newly designed University Wildcard! The updated card reflects Northwestern’s brand and visual identity, and delivers enhanced security features. The new cards will be issued beginning August 1, 2016 to all incoming freshmen students, new students, and new faculty and staff.

Learn more:

Upgrade Eligibility
Types of Wildcards
Contact + Image Requests

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