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Please use the ONLINE Husky Card Portal to get your Husky Card

The Husky Card is the official identification card for members of the UW Tacoma community. It provides access to services and opportunities, including campus libraries.

Request your Husky card online in the NEW Husky Card Portal!

Students and employees can now submit a photo and supporting documentation to obtain a Husky Card.

How to Obtain a Husky Card Online

Instructions for Students

Note: New students must complete an orientation program prior to obtaining a Husky Card.

Step 1:  What you will need

  • Your full name and student number.
  • Your current mailing address and UW email.
  • A color photo of your driver’s license or passport.
  • A current color photo of you.

Step 2: Log-in to the Husky Card Portal with your UW netID and complete all steps.

(New undergraduate students will get their new ID cards at orientation programs.)

Instructions for Faculty/Staff

Eligible employees can get a Husky Card using the Husky Card Portal. If requesting a replacement card, please see replacement card section for additional information.

Step 1: What you will need

  • Your full name and Employee ID Number (EID).
  • Your current mailing address and UW email. (We will mail your new card to the address provided.)
  • A color photo of your driver’s license or passport.
  • A current color photo of you.

Step 2: Log-in to the Husky Card Portal with your UW netID and complete all steps.

Replacement Cards

Lost, stolen or damaged Husky Cards are $25 to replace. Students and employees can use the Husky Card Portal to request a replacement card. 

Students: The replacement fee will be added to your student account.

Employees: Pay the replacement fee using TouchBase.

Step 1: What you will need

  • Your full name and student number or Employee ID Number (EID).
  • Your current mailing address and UW email.
  • A color photo of your driver’s license or passport.
  • A current color photo of you.

Step 2: Log-in to the Husky Card Portal with your UW netID and complete all steps.

Troubleshooting, Tips and Tricks

  • Save your photo as JPEG (.jpeg, .jpg) or PNG (.png) file.
  • If you have issues downloading your photo, clear your internet browser cache and log back in to the Husky Card Upload Portal. If possible, use Google Chrome.
 

Request your ID card - Husky Card Upload Portal

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. Employees must pay the $25 replacement fee using the Cashier's Office online tool TouchBase prior to receiving the replacement card.

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, 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 until your UW Tacoma Husky Card is found or replaced.

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

Students and employees 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.

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.