Your WashU ID Card is your gateway to life at Washington University in St. Louis.

What WashU ID can provide you…

  • Proof of identity and affiliation with the University. During period of heightened security, campus access may be restricted to cardholders only. Always carry your ID with you while on campus.
  • Restricted swipe access into campus buildings, rooms, and labs.
  • Access to library privledges, the free WashU shuttle, and as a compliment to your Metro U-Pass when riding St. Louis public transit.
  • Your Dining Meal Plan
  • Your personal Bear Bucks account, used for on-campus laundry, vending, and dining, as well as at select off-campus merchants.

SIDE A
Back of your Card
SIDE B

How your card works…

The back of your WashU ID card is what powers your electronic online and/or offline swipe access to the University.

Swiping on the A side

  • Restricted swipe access into campus buildings, rooms, and labs.
  • Your Dining Meal Plan
  • Your personal Bear Bucks account, used for on-campus laundry, vending, and dining, as well as at select off-campus merchants.

Swiping on the B side

  • Restricted swipe access into special doors on campus and labs with Offline Standalone swipe stations. (Some contractors may have this capability on their A side)

What your card displays…

Card Information varies depending on what your affiliation to the University is.

  • Your preferred first name and last name
  • Your ID portrait
  • Your Primary Affiliation Status. Individuals who have multiple relationships with WashU (e.g., staff and student) will receive only one WashU ID card that reflects the primary relationship to the university. Full-time faculty and staff who take classes at WashU will not be issued student ID cards. Full-time students who work part-time at WashU will not be issued staff ID cards.
  • Your University ID Number (six-digits)
  • Your Card Number

WashU ID Terms & Conditions

The ID card is administered by Washington University Campus Card Services. Terms are subject to change.

Your WashU ID card’s magnetic strips are essential for card usage. Magnetic fields may demagnetize these magnetic strips. Protect your ID card by taking a few precautionary measures:

  • Keep your card away from computers, cell phones, TVs, stereo equipment, microwaves, and other magnetic devices.
  • Do not store your card where it may bend or come in direct contact with other magnetized cards. Damage or misuse of the card may render it unusable.

While your card provides a link to your Bear Bucks account, no value is stored on your card. If you lose your card or it becomes demagnetized, your account is not lost. If you lose your WashU ID card, you may obtain a new card at Campus Card Services in the Women’s Building, Suite 002.

Note: The lending, selling, or illegal production of identification cards is strictly prohibited. Washington University in St. Louis identification cards remain the property of the university. The use of a WashU ID card by anyone other than that student is prohibited and may constitute a violation of the University Student Conduct Code (the sanction for fraudulent use of an ID card can be a fine of $250 or greater). Students are encouraged to guard their student ID card as they would a driver’s license or credit card. The university reserves the right to deny card privileges to a student if Washu ID cards are repeatedly lost.