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Student ID Cards

Staff member and student with ID card on screen. (Photo credit: Lois Cherney)For Winter 2024: New students and others who need a card for the upcoming Winter Term can follow the instructions below. Returning students use their current card. 

For details related to COVID-19, please see: 
Campus Access Process | Covid 19 | The University of Winnipeg (uwinnipeg.ca) 

New Students

In order to obtain a student card, new students must register for their classes first. Then they can email a photo to Student Central, following the steps below under "Ordering your ID Card." Cards will be pre-made using the photos. 

See "Ordering Deadlines & Pickup Times" below. 

Student cards are used:

  • for entry into campus buildings during evenings (after 6:00 pm) and weekends 
  • for identification purposes
  • to obtain and use the Winnipeg Transit U-Pass
  • to borrow print materials from the Library
  • to access the Fitness Centre
  • as a key card (specific circumstances)

Campus Living Residents:

If you are a student living in a UWinnipeg residence, you MUST email your photo for your student card/room key card. Follow the steps below, under “Ordering your ID Card.”  Student cards, however, are not picked up from Student Central. Your student card and room key card are one card and will be given to you on your move-in day. Please have a photo ID (driver’s licence, passport, PR card, etc.) to present to the Campus Living staff at move-in. Please identify yourself as a Campus Living Resident when emailing Student Central.

Returning Students: 

Most returning students should use their same student card.  If you never had a card made or did not pick it up, follow the same procedures below as new students.

If you have lost your student card, follow the same procedures as new students to obtain a replacement card. You will be charged a $25.00 replacement card fee though, when you email to request a replacement card. 

Ordering your ID Card:

Just email your photo to Student Central in advance and we’ll have your Student ID Card ready and waiting for pickup! 

What to do:

  • Register for classes first.
  • Then, from your UWinnipeg Webmail account, email a JPG image of yourself as an attachment to studentcard@uwinnipeg.ca.
  • The photo must show your shoulders and entire head and be taken straight on with your face, eyes, and shoulders centered and squared to the camera.  Think of the qualities of a passport photo, except smile! Photos are subject to approval by Student Central.
  • Include your full name and student number in the email.

Tips for a great photo:

  • Avoid a busy background; use a wall that is a solid, light colour. (Do not take the photo in your car.)
  • Ask someone to take the photo for you.
  • Use a camera with high quality resolution.
  • Ensure the area is well lit, so the photo is in focus with no shadows, glare, or pixilation.
  • Do NOT wear sunglasses, a hat, or headband. 
  • Smile!

Ordering Deadlines & Pickup Times

NOTE:  For pickup, students must bring a physical piece of photo ID  – driver’s licence, passport, PR card, etc. – to get their card. Cards are not given to third parties or mailed. 

FALL TERM 2023 - Students must be registered in Fall Term classes first. 

Deadline for ordering: ongoing
Pickup: Student Central will email to confirm the card has been printed and is ready for pick up at Student Central. Cards will take about 3-5 business days to process.


WINTER TERM 2024 - Students must be registered in Winter Term classes first. 

Deadline for ordering: Sunday, Dec. 17 at 10:00 p.m.
Student Central will email and confirm that your card has been printed and will be available for pickup at Student Central starting Wednesday, Dec. 20.


Questions? Please contact Student Central.

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