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

WashU ID Terms & Conditions

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.