Wiscard / UW-Madison Photo ID Card

Web http://www.wiscard.wisc.edu/

Email wiscard@union.wisc.edu

Phone (608) 262-3258 -- Wiscard Office


Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (closed weekends)
Winter Break: The Wiscard Office will be closed over winter break from December 23-January 3 and will reopen Monday, January 6.

Union South, 1st floor, Room 149
1308 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53715

Wiscard is your official UW-Madison identification card and you obtain it at the Wiscard Office. It provides access to libraries, recreation facilities and other campus services. It is also a campus-wide debit card program which turns your University ID into a debit card (a 'declining balance account'). Your WisCard lets you eat, shop and save at some of the most popular spots on campus (over 40 locations), including University Bookstore. Wiscard is safer than cash, fast, convenient, and saves students money.

Your first University ID card is issued to you at no cost. This card is valid throughout your entire academic and/or employment career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A replacement card can be issued at no cost (see website for details) as long as you surrender your current valid ID at the time the new card is issued. Lost cards can be replaced for a $25 fee. Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card.

Students, faculty, and staff who need a new or replacement ID card must present some form of personal photo identification such as a valid driver's license, passport, state or federal ID. Any ID card that is found should be immediately forwarded to the Wiscard Office at Union South. Anyone looking for a lost card can call the office to see if the card has been turned in or suspend a lost card.

The photo ID card is the property of UW-Madison, is non-transferable, and does not guarantee current university status. Fraudulent use or reproduction of a UW-Madison ID card violates Wisconsin criminal statutes and will be referred for prosecution.




Mail Deposits: 
Wiscard Office, Union South
1308 Dayton St., Madison, WI 53715-1149

In-person Deposits:
Note: Credit card transactions will be assessed a 2% service fee ($.50 minimum).

Wiscard Office, Union South
Union South Room 149
1308 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53715
Phone: (608) 262-3258

Division of University Housing, Slichter Residence Hall
Cashier's Office
625 Babcock Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1213
Phone: (608) 262-2230

Gordon Dining and Event Center 
770 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 262-9471

The Wiscard Office in Union South also sells photos for passports. The cost for two photos is $8 for students and union members, and $11 for non-union members.

Wiscard UW Credit Union Program

You have the option to use your Wiscard as a PIN-based debit card with a UW Credit Union Checking account. This allows you to use your Wiscard at any ATM or business that allows PIN-based debit transactions and the funds will automatically be deducted from your checking account. Click here to learn more.