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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 Monday, June 22, 2020:

  • Appointments will be required for ALL ID card visits to honor physical distancing and the health and safety of staff. Please submit your appointment request below to the Wildcard Office you plan to visit.
  • Hours of operation for Evanston and Chicago will be expanding to Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 10AM – 2PM. 

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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Know when to use it

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
Email: evanstonwildcard@northwestern.edu
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.*
345 E. Superior, 15th Floor (see map)

Phone: 312-503-0548
Email: chicagowildcard@northwestern.edu
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.