Husky (ID) Card

Your Husky Card is your permanent UW Student ID card and your key to accessing many campus services.  It also serves as your library card and your quarterly bus pass (U-PASS), if you sign up for it.  You'll use it often, so make sure you carry it with you all the time. 

For Undergraduate Students

After you are admitted, you can get your Husky Card any time after you complete an orientation program. For those attending the on campus orientation, getting your ID card will be part of your orientation. Students who do not attend an on campus orientation will still be required to complete the online orientation prior to obtaining your Husky ID card. If you will not be completing an orientation in person, you can get your Husky Card after completing your online orienation by visiting the Office of the Registrar located on the second floor of the Mattress Factory Building (MAT), room 253.  You'll need to bring a state or federally issued photo identification (such as a drivers license or passport, but not high school ID) when you come to obtain your ID card. 

For Graduate & Non-matriculated Students

After you are admitted, you can get your Husky Card any time by visiting the Office of the Registrar located on the second floor of the Mattress Factory Building (MAT), room 253. You'll need to bring a state or federally issued photo identification (such as a drivers license or passport, but not high school ID) when you come to obtain your ID card.

New students starting Autumn quarter - hours of availability for getting a new Husky Card will be limited the week prior to Autumn quarter due to orientation programs. Check in with the Office of the Registrar for availability.

Taking care of your Husky Card

It is important to take proper care of your Husky Card. Don't bend or punch a hole anywhere on your card.  The RFID chip and antenna can be damaged, requiring a replacement. A non-refundable $25 fee is charged to your account for replacement cards. 

What to do if you lose your Husky Card

Contact the following offices immediately to suspend activity on your account:

  • Husky Card Account Online Card Office or call them at 206-543-7222 during normal business hours
  • Lost ID cards can be replaced at the Office of the Registrar in the Mattress Factory Building, Room, MAT 253. A non-refundable $25 fee is charged to your account for replacement cards. 

Your Husky Card is not transferable

Your Husky Card is the property of UW and is not transferable. Allowing others to use your Husky Card is a serious misuse of the card and, as such, subjects you to disciplinary action as described in the University of Washington Student Conduct Code.