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Husky Card Services

Retiree Husky Card

Check the Husky Card Office Operations Updates page for the most current information regarding operating hours, location, and adjusted card services.

The UW Retiree Husky Card is the official identification card needed for UW retiree privileges, and replaces the Employee Husky Card.

The UW Benefits Office authorizes retiree cards as part of the retirement process. Approximately two weeks after your retirement effective date, you may obtain a new retiree photo ID card in person at one of several ID Centers. It is recommended that you contact the ID Center first with your UW employee ID number to confirm that our records list the applicant as a retiree before coming to campus. If it is not yet updated, contact the Benefits Office. Bring your UW-issued EID number and U.S. state- or federally-issued photo identification with you (such as a driver's license or passport). One UW retiree card is available per household. Your first Retiree Husky Card is free. The cost to replace a lost, stolen or damaged card is $25.

To request a new or replacement retiree Husky Card by mail, send an email to and include your full name, EID number, UW NetID, and complete mailing address. 

Important disclaimer regarding mailed cards: The Husky Card Office is not responsible for items lost in the mail. Cards not received after 30 days from mailing can be reprinted and re-mailed but will be subject to the standard $25 replacement fee. Please ensure that your mailing address is accurate and complete, as it will be mailed exactly as requested. If your Husky Card is returned back to our office as undeliverable by the post office we will contact you for a corrected mailing address and make one more attempt to mail. After that, you will be required to pick it up from our office in person. 

Surviving spouses and registered same-sex domestic partners of retirees may continue retiree privileges. Contact the UW Benefits Office to request authorization of a card in the survivor's name. After confirming that the record has been changed and a new ID number issued, the spouse or partner may get a new retiree card at an ID Center.

For a full list of the privileges and resources available to UW retirees, please refer to the UW Retired Faculty and Staff Privileges and Campus Resources website.