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Student Photo ID Service Cards

The UW–Madison requires that all enrolled students obtain a student photo ID card. The card provides official identification for students at the university and is necessary for access to libraries, recreation facilities, and other services. The ID also serves as a debit card (Wiscard), allowing students to add value to an account and use the ID to make purchases at more than 45 campus area locations.

To obtain a card, students must present a form of photo identification (valid driver's license/passport/state ID). The first ID is issued at no cost. Lost, stolen, or misplaced cards may be replaced for a fee of $25. Invalid cards that are presented for any purpose are subject to being collected since they are considered property of the university.

The Wiscard Office is located on the first floor of Union South, 1308 West Dayton Street.