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Get a Wildcard

Who is eligible

Most students, faculty and staff are eligible to receive a Wildcard:

Other members of the NU community are eligible for NU-issued ID cards. Visiting students and those in high school programs are not eligible for Wildcards or NU-issued ID cards.

How to obtain your card

Every student, faculty and staff member at Northwestern University is issued a Wildcard. Other members of the NU community are eligible for NU-issued ID Cards. Find out how to obtain your card:

Is your Wildcard lost, stolen or damaged? See Replacing Your Wildcard for information.

Students

You may submit your photo online. Bring your picture ID (driver's license, state ID, or a valid, unexpired passport) to the Wildcard office when picking up your card.

New to Northwestern? See Information for New Students.

Faculty and Staff

You may submit your photo online. Bring your picture ID (driver's license, state ID, or a valid, unexpired passport) to the Wildcard office when picking up your card.

Affiliates

Bring your picture ID (driver's license, state ID, or a valid, unexpired passport) to the Wildcard office when picking up your card.

Spouses and domestic partners of faculty and staff

Part-time/temporary employees

Authorized contractors