Campus Card Services provides ID cards for only the Danforth Campus.

Office Hours: MondayFriday, 8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.

You must present a photo ID (driver’s license, passport) to receive an ID card.

If your card has been disabled for any reason related to COVID-19, please email for guidance.

If you need your first ID card made, please send a jpeg headshot and your student ID number to to have your ID card made.

Photo Specifications

  • Color photo
  • Full face or front view
  • Plain white or off-white background
  • Image from top of head to top of shoulders (please have a shirt on)
  • Cardholder must be the only person in the picture
  • All hats or headgear should be removed for the photo except hats or head coverings worn for religious purposes
  • No item or attire should cover or otherwise obscure any part of the face or cast a shadow on the face
  • There should be no reflections from the eyeglasses that obscure the eyes
  • Dark glasses or nonprescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless needed for medical reasons
  • Photos must not be retouched to alter the cardholder’s appearance in any way

Due to COVID-19, Campus Card Services is not currently offering in-person fingerprint background checks.

The WashU ID card is your gateway to life at Washington University. Your official photo ID provides access to office buildings, Sumers Recreation Center, residence halls, libraries, and more.

It stores your meal points and Bear Bucks and can be used at all on-campus dining facilities, campus bookstores, vending and laundry machines, for printing, and at over fifty off-campus businesses.

Access to buildings or labs for students and staff needs to be requested by a department representative or advisor by email to Card Access.

Bear Bucks Logo

Load. Swipe. Enjoy!

Bear Bucks can be used in various ways on and off campus, including for laundry, printing, vending, and dining.

GET Funds app

GET Funds

Need to add more Bear Bucks? Use GET Funds to deposit money into a Bear Bucks account.

Campus Card Services at a Glance

Faculty & Staff ID Cards

Find out more about using your ID card to access buildings and use Bear Bucks on and off campus.

Learn about faculty & staff ID cards

Student ID Cards

Find out more about using your ID card and Bear Bucks to eat, unwind, and live on campus.

Learn about student ID cards

Contractor ID Cards

Find out more about obtaining a contractor/vendor ID card and using Bear Bucks.  

Learn about contractor ID cards


At the link below, you can access all the forms you might need from Campus Card Services.

View forms

Background Checks

Read about the requirements, policies, and procedures pertaining to background checks.

Read about background checks