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Northwestern's Official ID

Services and discounts for Wildcard holders

Operational Information for the Wildcard Office:

Appointments are recommended for ID card visits.  Please follow the steps outlined and submit your appointment request below to the Wildcard Office you plan to visit.

Hours of operation for Evanston and Chicago:

  • Monday – Friday: 9AM – 3PM. Please note that the Chicago office is closed from 1PM to 1:30PM for lunch. The Evanston office remains open during those hours. 
  • The Wildcard office both in Chicago and Evanston will be closed for the day on Wednesday, the 19th of June to accommodate the Juneteenth federal holiday.  We apologize for the inconvenience. The office will re-open on Thursday, the 20th of June at 9AM.
Need an access card for a Part-Time Temporary Employee or Contractor? Please click on the respective link for more information and the process for submission.
Step 1: Step 2:
Upload and submit your photo for your Wildcard. In-person photos are not offered. Book an appointment to pick-up your Wildcard. Please be sure to book your appointment for the appropriate office to save yourself time. While an appointment is not required we do highly recommend having one to speed the process of providing you with a WildCard.



*The Wildcard Office does not activate/facilitate building access or other permissions. 

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.
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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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Locations & Hours

Location information for wildcard
Evanston Campus Chicago Campus
Norris University Center (see map)
1999 Campus Drive
Underground Level

Phone: 847-467-NUID (6843)
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.*
*Hours subject to change.
345 E. Superior, 15th Floor (see map)

Phone: 312-503-0548
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.*
*Hours subject to change.