Your Western Card
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.
Most currently enrolled students and employees are eligible for a Western Card. If you have questions regarding eligibility, please contact us.
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.
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
Your Western Card can be used at the following areas across campus and beyond:
Printing and equipment check out.
Checking out books and materials.
Wade King Rec Center
Access the Rec Center and check out equipment with your Western Card.
Use your Western Card to check out boathouse equipment.
Your Western Card gives you access to the dinning halls across campus.
Add, store, and use Viking Dollars at all campus dining locations and retail venues with your Western Card. For more information, log in to the Viking Dollars page.
Your plastic Western Card is your bus pass, and grants you access to the WTA and Skagit Transit bus systems. To be eligible, students must pay the Active Transportation Fee or "opt-in" with Transportation Services.
At this time, mobile Western Cards will not work as a bus pass. We are in the process of integrating the mobile Western Cards with the Whatcom Transit Authority, and hope to make this service available to your soon. Until then, please retain your plastic Western Card to use as your bus pass.