Human Resources - Wiscard

All faculty, students and staff need a Wiscard, the UW Madison identification card.


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Wiscard is the official UW Madison photo identification card. 

The card comes with an identification number, which is used to activate a NetID; the NetID is the access code used for a number of campus internet services. 

The Wiscard is also the ID card used to obtain other UW services such as library privileges and to obtain a discounted bus pass.

How to Get a Wiscard

Employees and students must present a form of identification, for example, a valid driver's license or passport. 

New employees may obtain their initial card at no cost upon verification of employment. 


Wiscards contain a photo of you; see the Wiscard site for more information on photos. 

Replacement Fee

There may be a fee to replace lost, stolen, or damaged Wiscards.  See this page for detailed information. 

Where to Get Your Wiscard

The Wiscard office is located at Union South, Room 149, 1308 Dayton Street. 

Wiscards Can Accept Deposits

The cards may be used to pay for various things on campus, including campus dining halls.  You deposit money to a special account that your Wiscard is tied to.

For more information, see this page.


If you have questions about Wiscards, please see the Wiscard site.

Keywords:russell lab hub administration, faculty guide, Wiscard, photo id   Doc ID:46570
Owner:Alyson A.Group:Russell Labs Hub
Created:2015-01-29 12:31 CDTUpdated:2022-03-07 14:38 CDT
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