Your Western Card


Valid government-issued photo I.D. must be presented at the card office in order to obtain a Western Card. (examples: driver’s license, state-issued photo I.D., passport, & military I.D.).

WWU Students

All students registered for the current academic quarter are eligible to receive a Western Card. Your photo may be used for University identification purposes other than your Western Card– for example, on course rosters.

Faculty & Staff

Current WWU faculty & staff are eligible to receive a Western Card, and may be issued their card at the card office as soon as their first day of employment.

WCC Students

Whatcom Community College students living on Western’s campus are not eligible for a Western Card. However, if you have purchased a meal plan with WWU, you are eligible for a Dining Card from our office.

Western Card Privileges


A Western Card is required to check out laptops, wireless cards, cameras, and other equipment from ATUS.

Copy Money

You may add copy money to your Western Card’s debit stripe at any campus coin or vending station. Copy money is accepted in campus copiers and library microfiche readers. The following locations currently accept coins and bills as methods of payment:


You need your Western Card to check out materials from Western’s Libraries.

Parking Services

A Western Card is required to purchase an on-campus parking pass from Parking Services.  Your card cannot be used as an after-hours permit. Parking privileges are also defined on the Student Transportation website.

Parking is enforced at all hours while classes are in session. For more information on permits, lots, and citations, visit Parking Services.