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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:

  • Effective 03/26/2020: In-person services will be offered by appointment ONLY on Wednesdays from 11AM – 1PM on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses.  

    These appointments are to service ESSENTIAL requests. If you have further questions please contact the office at 

    Please let us know the nature of your visit: Wildcard Office Appointment Form

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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Most students, faculty, and staff members are eligible for a Wildcard. Learn how to get yours.
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Wildcards and Northwestern-issued ID cards have varying privileges on and around campus.
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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, Underground level
1999 Campus Dr. (see map)

Phone: 847-467-NUID (6843)
Fax: 847-467-2609
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
345 E. Superior, 15th Floor (see map)

Phone: 312-503-0548
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Evanston office additional hours of operation: During the first two weeks of fall, winter, and spring quarter (beginning with the first day of classes), the Evanston Wildcard office will close at 6:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday.