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Services and discounts for Wildcard holders

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

Appointments are required for ALL ID card visits to honor physical distancing and the health and safety of staff. 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 – Thursday: 10AM – 3PM*
  • Friday: Closed to in-person services
    *Hours are subject to change due to the evolving response to the COVID-19/Coronavirus situation.
Steps for obtaining a Wildcard
Step 1: Step 2: Step 3:
Upload and submit your photo for your Wildcard (in-person photos are not offered at this time). Book an appointment to pick-up your Wildcard - OR -  request a mailing (but not both). Ensure your Wildcard is programmed for facility access.


*First Year/Transfer Students SHOULD NOT submit this Mailing form. Additional information on distribution can be found here.


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.
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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)
Fax: 847-467-2609
Office hours:Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. *Closed to in-person services on Fridays.
345 E. Superior, 15th Floor (see map)

Phone: 312-503-0548
Email: chicagowildcard@northwestern.eduMonday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. *Closed to in-person services on Fridays.