Your UW Tacoma Husky ID 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 New Undergraduate Students
After you are admitted, you can get your UW Tacoma 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 New Graduate & Non-matriculated Students
After you are admitted, you can get your UW Tacoma Husky Card any time by visiting the Tacoma 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 that are starting in autumn quarter - Husky cards will be issued for undergraduates during orientation and hours of availability for getting a new Husky Card will be limited on the week prior to the start of 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. If you should need a replacement card, a non-refundable $25 fee will be added to your student account.
What to do if you lose your Husky Card
If your UW Tacoma Husky Card is lost or stolen and you have money in your Husky Card Account, contact the following offices immediately to suspend activity on your account:
- If you have UW Tacoma Dawg Dollars on your account, go to your UW Tacoma Dawg Dollars Account to log in and suspend activity on your account until your UW Tacoma Husky Card is found or replaced.
- If you have funds on a UW Seattle account, go to the Online Card Office, or call the Husky Card Account & ID Center (Husky Card Office) at 206-543-7222 during normal business hours, to suspend activity on your UW Seattle account until your UW Tacoma Husky Card is found or replaced.
You may replace your UW Tacoma Husky Card at the UW Tacoma, Office of the Registrar. A non-refundable $25 replacement fee will be added to your student account. To get a replacement card go to:
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.
Preferred Name Option
What is a Preferred name?
The term "preferred name" refers to a name that an individual wishes to use that differs from their legal name on legal documents and/or differs from the name that is listed on a student or employee's original UW record that has not been changed legally.
Students and employees may now have the option of printing their UW-registered preferred names on Husky Cards. Your preferred name is for use within the University community. If you choose to have a preferred name on your Husky Card it cannot be used as proof of legal identity and may impact its use as a form of ID. It is advisable to carry a government-issued form of ID such as a driver's license or passport with you.
In an effort to support the UW community in being able to transition to a preferred name Husky Card, the University will offer a limited time waiver period from April 2, 2018 through June 1, 2018 during which cardholders may exchange their Husky Card for free. After this waiver period, the standard $25 replacement fee for name change reprints of Husky Cards will go back into effect.