WashU ID Card
A WashU ID Card is your gateway to life at Washington University in St. Louis.
Your WashU ID card verifies your identity and affiliation with the University, holds your personal access to buildings, labs, and suites, allows you to pay using your Dining Meal Plan(undergraduate students only), printing allowance, and Bear Bucks accounts, and lets you utilize the WashU shuttle system as well as Metro STL Transit with a U-Pass from Parking & Transportation.
Your Campus Card Account, Bear Bucks, allows you to make tax-free purchases at on-campus shopping locations in addition to being the primary payment method for residential laundry, campus vending, and printing machines.
Off-campus, the card is accepted at numerous private merchants located on the Delmar Loop, Downtown Clayton, South Campus, and the Central West End.
Your WashU ID Card shows your name, relevant ID numbers to your student record and payment accounts, a personal portrait, and your primary affiliation to WashU.
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:
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.