Student Identification Card

Your Washington University Student ID card is used for many purposes, including: checking out library materials; accessing certain academic buildings after hours; signing-in at Student Health Services; entering the Sumers Recreation Center; attending certain University events; and riding University Shuttle busses or MetroLink with U-Pass. Students may also wish to deposit money into a Bear Bucks account – a cashless system that allows students to use their ID cards to make purchases on and off campus.

New incoming students must apply for a WashU ID card before August 1. Apply here.
You will need to submit an ID photo as part of your application. Please adhere to the following specifications:

  • Color photo (JPEG image)
  • View of full face, from top of head to top of shoulders
  • White or off-white background
  • Cardholder only person pictured
  • No hats or headgear, except for religious purposes
  • No dark glasses, or anything that obscures the eyes
  • Photos must not be retouched in any way