Northwestern ID Card
The Wildcard is the official Northwestern photo ID card. After you submit your photo this summer, your Wildcard will either be mailed to you or made available upon your arrival to campus, depending on your student status (see below).
Submit Your ID Photo
Every incoming student should complete the photo-submission process by July 1. Please be sure to follow all guidelines in the Wildcard Photo Requirements section when selecting an appropriate photo to upload.
All International Students
International students who complete the photo-submission process on time can expect their Wildcards to be made available upon arrival to campus.
Domestic First-Year and Transfer Students
Domestic first-year and transfer students who complete the photo-submission process on time can expect their Wildcards to be mailed out at the end of July.
After August 26, no Wildcards will be mailed to domestic first-year and transfer students. Instead, the following arrangements will apply:
- If you will reside on campus, your Wildcard will be made available when you check in at your student residence at your move-in time.
- If you will not reside on campus, your Wildcard will be made available at a designated pick-up location on campus during Wildcat Welcome.