Wildcard Office

wildcard office entrance

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Northwestern University’s multiple purpose one-card program, Wildcard, was developed to provide better identification for members of the University community, simplify use of existing services, control access, reduce handling of cash, and enhance security. The Wildcard office’s purpose is to enable students, faculty, staff, and other members of the University community to obtain and use a Wildcard.

  • Come to the Wildcard office to get or replace your Wildcard, or for related services.
  • For a comprehensive list of discounts available by using your Wildcard, visit the Wildcard Advantage website.


Operational changes to the Wildcard Office as the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation continues to evolve:

Effective Monday, June 22, 2020:

Hours of operation for Evanston and Chicago will be expanding to Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 10AM to 2PM.

Appointments will be required for ALL ID card visits to honor physical distancing and the health and safety of staff. Please visit our website to make an appointment at an office location convenient to you.

In-person photos will no longer be offered. All photos must be submitted online via our Photo Submission tool found on our website.

You will see our staff wearing face coverings – this is to protect all visitors to the office and in alignment with university guidance.

Procedural changes to our PT/Temp Employee and Contractor ID Forms, and Large School/Dept. Request processes are outlined on our website.

For all Evanston campus requests, please email: evanstonwildcard@northwestern.edu.

For all Chicago campus requests, please email: chicagowildcard@northwestern.edu