The CougarCard provides identification for University employees, students, and other affiliated persons for numerous University functions and transactions. A CougarCard is for the use of the named person only and is nontransferable.
Persons from the following groups are eligible to request CougarCards:
- Students; e.g., undergraduate, graduate, and professional.
- Employees; e.g., faculty, adjunct faculty, administrative professional, classified, hourly.
- Retired employees; e.g., emeritus faculty, retired staff.
- Enrollees in special programs; e.g., conferees, externs, Intensive American Language Center students, WWAMI students, visiting scholars.
- Community members; e.g., University of Idaho students, local high school students, family members, Student Recreation Center members.
Refer to the card types below.
Fraudulent use of a CougarCard may result in disciplinary and/or legal action.
Verify Valid Users
Any service relying upon the card for identification should periodically obtain a current user listing or otherwise verify valid users.
The card may be used for one or more University functions if authorized for the cardholder. The following list of card functions is not necessarily exhaustive:
- Identification for official class attendance,
- Access to athletic events for students who purchase sports passes,
- Checking out materials from University libraries,
- Cougar CASH account,
- Residence Dining Account,
- Pullman Transit bus access for University students, faculty, and staff,
- CougarCard-based facility access to selected residence halls, campus offices, and University buildings,
- Time clock purposes for certain hourly workers,
- Check cashing identification at University cashiering locations and Students Book Corporation (Bookie), and
- Identification for accessing University buildings after regular working hours. See 50.24.
OBTAINING A CARD
The University requires photo ID in order to provide a CougarCard to a first-time requesting individual. Examples of valid photo ID include: state-issued driver's license, state-issued ID card, and passport.
An eligible person may request a card from the applicable campus location indicated below:
CougarCard Center on the ground floor of the CUB in room 60; telephone 335-2273.
Student Affairs Office, Academic Center 130; telephone 509-358-7978.
Admissions/Registrar Office, West Building 201; telephone 509-372-7136.
Student Affairs, Student Services Center lobby; telephone 360-546-9788.
Other WSU Locations
Eligible persons at other WSU statewide locations, e.g., research stations, may contact administrative offices, which request CougarCards from the CougarCard Center in Pullman.
Distance Degree Programs
Students who have been fully admitted to the WSU Distance Degree Programs may request a CougarCard. The student logs into myDDP and selects CougarCard from the Quick Links to access the online request form.
Return a found card to the responsible CougarCard office on the applicable campus as indicated above.
Deactivate a lost card by accessing the online CougarCard self-service tools at:
Cards may also be deactivated by telephoning the CougarCard Center at 509-335-CARD (2273).
The CougarCard Center assesses a charge to replace a lost or stolen card. The current replacement fee is posted on the CougarCard website.
|Employee, Active or Retired||
|Special Program||Titled individually, e.g., Running Start, IALC
|Community Member||Community Member|