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. Recognizing that the new cards will look different than our current Wildcards, we want to ensure all members of our University community are aware of and prepared for this change.
Two valid designs will be in circulation as existing Wildcards will be transitioned to the new design over time as they expire or need replacement. Both designs are presented below. There are multiple versions of Wildcards and Northwestern-issued ID cards:
Wildcard for Students, Faculty & Staff
This card is for Northwestern students, faculty, and staff including adjunct faculty, adjunct lecturers, trustees, emeritus faculty, retirees, and visiting scholars (paid).
Wildcard for Affiliates
Note: "Resident" indicates Graduate Medical Education (GME) Residents. This card may also have other titles on it, such as Chaplain, OLLI, or Family Institute.
Northwestern ID Card for Part-Time/Temporary Employees
This card is for part-time/temporary employees who have been confirmed to obtain such card via authorization from a department or school administrator. Part-time/temporary employees with pre-approval will need to present their employee ID number (not their NetID) at the time of issuance.
Northwestern ID Card for Spouses/Partners of Faculty & Staff
This card is for spouses and same-sex domestic partners of Northwestern faculty and staff. It is indicated by the word "Spouse" on the front.
Northwestern ID Cards for Contracted Workers
Blue Contractor ID Cards indicate Facilities Management contractors. Red Cards indicate a temporary Facilities Management worker. Yellow Cards are for workers of other contracted companies on campus as well as post-doc fellows and visiting scholars (unpaid).