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About the WKU ID Card

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The WKU ID Card is the official ID card of all Western Kentucky University students as well as faculty and staff. Each card includes the person's photo, name, ID#, and status with the University (such as "student", "faculty/staff").

 This card is required for many activities on campus including but not limited to:

 * Check cashing

* Checking out library materials

* Discounts and/or tickets for athletic events

* Purchasing WKU parking permits

* Preston Activities Center

* Declining balance accounts - (Big Red Dollars and Dining Dollars)

* Meal plans

* As well as other discounts at area merchants


As you can see, if you are going to do just about anything on campus, you will probably need the WKU ID Card!


How do you get a WKU ID Card?

If you are a registered student or employed by WKU, come by the ID Center in DSU Rm 2125. Our phone number is (270) 745-2417. We are open Monday thru Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m for regular semester hours. You must have a photo ID with you (such as a driver’s license) to prove your identity, and you must also have your WKU ID Number--if you don't know your number, you can look it up using Topnet. Your information will be keyed into our state-of-the-art color video badging system, verified by the Registrar’s Office, and then your picture will be taken. This whole process usually only takes a couple of minutes, and your card will be issued to you right then (except in special cases such as group enrollments--TOP's, etc.).

If you are attending one of WKU's Regional Campuses locations in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Glasgow and Owensboro, or taking courses online, you may choose to have your WKU ID card made at one of the campus locations conveniently located near you.

 Another great thing about the WKU ID Card - your initial card is absolutely free! This card is meant to last for your whole campus career, but if your card is lost or stolen, you may purchase a replacement for $20.

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 Last Modified 1/14/19