The HawkCard Office is here for you! We are your one-stop shop for ID cards, meal plans (both student and faculty/staff), and Purple Points information. You can purchase a meal plan, deposit money into your Purple Points account, get a replacement HawkCard and check your balances. We strive to make your life safer and more convenient!
Why do I need a HawkCard?
The HawkCard photo ID card is the property of UW-Whitewater, is non-transferable, and does not guarantee current university status. Fraudulent use or reproduction of a UW-Whitewater ID card violates Wisconsin criminal statutes and will be referred for prosecution.
The card is an essential part of campus life at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and should be carried with you at all times. Each card includes a digitized photo of the authorized user and following information:
To receive your HawkCard, one of the following forms of government-issued photo identification must be presented except when received at Warhawks SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration):
Any ID card that is found should be immediately forwarded to the HawkCard Office at the University Center (UC 250). Anyone looking for a lost card can call (262) 472-1437 to see if the card has been turned in.
If you lose your card: Report your lost card immediately to 262-472-1437 to suspend activity on your account.
*Cardholder must request reactivation at the HawkCard Office in person.
You may also create an Online HawkCard Office account and suspend activity straight from your phone (as well as other features).
*Please follow this link: https://hawkcard-sp.blackboard.com/eaccounts/AnonymousHome.aspx
*To suspend your account, click on "Card Services" on the top banner after logging in.
The first HawkCard is free to all new students, faculty and staff. Students, you will receive your HawkCard in the mail 5-10 business days after your SOAR (Warhawks SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration)) day. Faculty and staff, you will receive your HawkCard when you stop at the office to have your picture taken.
A replacement card will be provided at no charge under the following circumstances when your old HawkCard is turned in:
All other replacement cards will require a $25 replacement card fee.
The technology that makes your HawkCard work includes an antenna, electronic chip, and magnetic stripe. These are embedded into the card when it is manufactured. There are three primary reasons for your HawkCard to stop working on electronically controlled doors:
Your HawkCard is intended to be used strictly for access control and identification purposes, including meal plans, Purple Points and other specific uses at UW-W. When HawkCards fail, it is frequently the result of unintentional abuse by the card holder.
Below is a list of common actions that damage a card:
The HawkCard Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m during the school year and 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. during the summer. Extended office hours are provided at the beginning of each semester. If you have any questions not addressed on this web site, please call us at (262) 472-1437 or send us an email at The HawkCard Office.
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Your UW-W ID Card, call the HawkCard, is the all-in-one campus ID card and serves as: