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Husky Card Operations Updates

Updated September 28, 2020

Husky Card Account & ID Center

Odegaard Undergraduate Library, ground floor
206-543-7222
huskycrd@uw.edu
Access is limited to the south-facing outer doors directly across from Meany Hall on the ground floor level of the building. The Husky Card Office is not located inside the library itself.  

Hours for Autumn quarter 2020

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Open for in-person services (no appointment needed)
9:00 am–noon and 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Closed, no in-person service. Staff are available via phone and email. 

Notice: Husky Card Office is not currently accepting cash or checks for deposits or payments. 

New employees and incoming students

UW Bothell students and staff: Please visit UW Bothell's website at https://www.uwb.edu/admissions/apply/admitted/husky-card or contact uwbinfo@uw.edu for specific information. 

UW Tacoma students and staff: Please visit UW Tacoma's website at https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/node/38291 or contact reguwt@uw.edu for specific information. 

UW Seattle: First-year undergraduate and transfer students who attended an A&O session: Students who attended an A&O session should have received a link from First Year Programs several days prior to their session dates to submit their photo documents for the Husky Card to be mailed in their welcome packages. If you missed the deadline, or if you are an international student with a mailing address outside of the U.S., then you will be able to pick up your Husky Card in person from the Husky Card Account & ID Center whenever you are next on campus. 

Newly admitted Graduate Program, Accelerated Bachelor's Program, Winter Quarter 2021 students and New UW Employees: you may obtain your first Husky Card by visiting the Husky Card Office during our in-person service hours. Bring your UW ID number and state or federally-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport, with you when you come.

Alternatively, for the duration of UW's restricted operations you may temporarily request to have it mailed to you. To do so, send an email directly from your UW email account to huskycrd@uw.edu and include the following information:

  • Full name
  • UW ID Number
  • Indicate choice of whether to print your UW registered preferred or legal name
  • Current mailing address (domestic only, we are not able to mail cards internationally)
  • Attach a digital .jpg photo named as your UW student/employee ID number (see photo requirements below)
  • Attach a color .jpg picture of your driver's license (front and back), state ID, passport, or military ID

ID Photo submission requirements

  • Current color photo of yourself, passport photos are ideal.
  • Background of a single solid light color (preferably white, off-white or light blue).
  • Looking straight at the camera (no side profiles).
  • Cropped from just above the top of the head to collarbone and centered within the frame.
  • No hats or sunglasses. Only prescription eyewear is permitted.
  • No hands, feet or other objects should appear in the image.
  • Neutral or smiling facial expressions only. 
  • File format must be jpg and cannot exceed 500 KB.
  • Photo must be unedited. Use of any photo editing or filtering will result in a rejection of your photo.

Replacement Husky cards

Replacement Husky Cards, including new retiree cards that will replace your employee card, can be obtained by visiting the Husky Card Office during our in-person service hours.

Alternatively, for the duration of UW's restricted operations you may temporarily request a replacement Husky Card to be sent by mail. To do so, send an email directly from your UW email account to huskycrd@uw.edu and include the following information:

  • Full name
  • UW ID Number
  • Reason for request (i.e. lost, stolen, damaged, name change, new retiree, etc.)
  • Indicate choice of whether to print your UW registered preferred or legal name
  • Current mailing address (domestic only, we are not able to mail cards internationally)
  • Payment method for $25 replacement fee – Husky Card Account, tuition charge (students), or payroll deduction (employees). Note: There is no charge for the first Retiree Husky Card.

Please note: Replacement Husky Cards will be printed within 1-2 business days of receiving your request and may take 1-2 weeks to arrive. Once your replacement card has been printed it will permanently deactivate your previous card and the process cannot be cancelled or refunded. 

Important disclaimer  

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.