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Blugold ID Cards are the official photo identification card of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  Blugold Card Services is responsible for issuing and replacing all ID cards.  Our campus is a mobile-first campus, meaning students are strongly encouraged to use their mobile ID for all transactions while on campus.  

Blugold Card Services is the point of contact for ID-based activities offered campus-wide — including point-of-sale, attendance, circulation and e-commerce. Blugold Card Services also administers the meal plans that are required for nearly every student who lives on campus.

 

  • Login to eAccounts Make a deposit using Discover, Mastercard, or VISA, check account balance, and more. (PLEASE NOTE: Loyalty 50 Meal Plan purchases may take approximately one business day to appear on student accounts. Deposits into Blugold and Diner's Club accounts are immediate.)
  • Present your Blugold Card or Blugold Mobile ID whenever access to facilities and services is required. A Blugold Card or Blugold Mobile ID is required for meal plan access, for all textbook rental transactions in the University Bookstore, and to borrow materials from McIntyre Library. Your Blugold Card or Blugold Mobile ID also offers you the following:

    • Door access at select residence halls and academic buildings
    • Reduced-price tickets for many campus activities and events
    • Access to McPhee Physical Education Center facilities
    • Free use of the Eau Claire Transit System

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Blugold Mobile ID vs Physical Blugold ID Card ... What's the difference?

    Our campus is a mobile-first campus, meaning that students are encouraged to use their mobile credentials for all transactions while on campus.  Blugold Mobile ID's can do everything a physical card can do, with the added benefits of convenience, accessibility, safety and sustainability. 

    Additional details on the features and functions of the Blugold Mobile ID can be found at Blugold Mobile ID Information.

    The cost of Mobile ID's is included in tuition.  

    The cost of a physical Blugold ID card is $15 for all students.  Physical cards can be purchased in-person in the Blugold Card Office during regular business hours.

     

    How do I deposit money for printing?

    There are three ways to deposit money to use for printing on campus

    1.  Stop in the Blugold Card Services Office - cash, check, Mastercard, VISA, Discover, debit

           Office hours Monday - Friday  8:00am - 4:00pm

    2.  Login to Eaccounts - Mastercard, VISA, Discover, debit

    Deposit money to BLUGOLD ACCOUNT only.

    eAccounts is "Locked due to inactivity". What do I do?

    Call or email the Blugold Card Services Office (Davies Center) and the office staff will unlock your account.

             Office Hours  -  Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm

             Phone:  715-836-4070

             Email:   blugoldcard@uwec.edu

    Please note:  eAccounts will lock every 90 days if there is no access during that time.

    I need access to a door. Who do I contact?

    For a residence hall, please contact the Hall Director or the Housing and Residence Life Office.

    For all other buildings, there is a designated person/people responsible for access to that building, please contact your supervisor or Facilities Management for further information.

    I lost my physical Blugold Card. How do I get a new one?

    Stop in the Blugold Card Services Office (Davies Center), they will be happy to help you.

    They can check to see if your ID card has been turned in.  If it has, it will be returned to you.

    If you need a new card, they can print a new one while you wait.  The replacement cost is $15.  It usually takes less than 5 minutes.

    To avoid paying for a replacement card you could also follow these steps to get your Blugold Mobile ID:

    1. Download the Transact eAccounts app on your mobile phone
    2. Login with your UWEC username and password
    3. Click "Add to Wallet"

    For more information, visit uwec.ly/mobileid. If you need help setting up your Blugold Mobile ID, please contact the helpdesk@uwec.edu or 715-836-5711. 

     

    The "tap" on my physical Blugold ID card does not work anymore. What do I do?

    There is a chip and antenna within the card to allow the "tap" capability.  These can be damaged if the card is bent or exposed to magnetic forces (for instance in a phone pocket when the phone is being charged).

    The Card Office staff will check your card on our equipment to verify that the card does not work.  If you need a new card, we can replace it for you while you wait.  The replacement cost is $15.  The wait time for the card is usually less than 5 minutes.

    To avoid paying for a replacement card you could also follow these steps to get your Blugold Mobile ID:

    1. Download the Transact eAccounts app on your mobile phone
    2. Login with your UWEC username and password
    3. Click "Add to Wallet"

    For more information, visit uwec.ly/mobileid. If you need help setting up your Blugold Mobile ID, please contact the helpdesk@uwec.edu or 715-836-5711. 

    My Blugold Card is expired. What do I do?

    The Blugold Card does not expire.  It will remain valid until your affiliation with the University ends.

    However the Blugold Card does serve as valid form of photo identification for voting purposes in the State of Wisconsin.  The voter identification on the ID does expire two years from the issue date.  If you are an out-of-state resident and plan to vote in Wisconsin, we will issue you a Voter ID card upon request.  There is no charge for a Voter ID card.   If you are a Wisconsin resident, you can use your driver's license as a valid form of photo identification and do not need a physical Blugold ID.  You will also need proof of your local residency when you register to vote.

    Blugold Card Services Winterim Hours

    Hours information is currently unavailable. Please contact this department with any scheduling questions.

    News

    Students in certain online degree-seeking programs are now eligible for a Blugold ID Card for Online Students. If desired, please contact your academic program personnel for details.

    Important notes

    • Deposited funds cannot be used to pay tuition.
    • Deposits may not be refunded for cash.
    • DO NOT PUNCH A HOLE anywhere in your card, or you will be charged $15 for Blugold Card to replace it. If you would like to attach your card to something, please visit the University Bookstore for cardholder options.
    • If using a card pocket attached to a cell phone, please remove Blugold Card when charging phone as it may erase or damage chip in the card.
    • On-line purchases of the Loyalty 50 Meal Plan may take approximately one business day to appear on student accounts.
    • Diners Club, Loyalty 50 Meal Plan, or Blugold account balances are refunded only when your relationship with the university ends and there is an account balance of $25 or more. You must request a refund from Blugold Card Services, Davies Center 110, within one month of ending your association with the university. A $15 processing fee will be assessed for all refund requests.

    New card requests (not for replacement cards)

    Follow the instructions below to request a new Blugold ID, Camp and Conference cards, Spouse cards, Children's Nature Academy cards and Custom Designed cards. The instructions for requesting cards is as follows:

    • Please go to https://eform1.uwec.edu/
    • Login with UWEC info
    • Choose "Start a new form"
    • From the pull down menu- select "University Centers"
    • Then select "Blugold Card Services- Request a Card" select the type of card you are requesting and follow the instructions.
    • Do not forget to print the form, sign it and bring it with you to the Blugold Card Service Office with a valid government-issued photo ID to obtain your ID card.

    If you have any questions, please contact Blugold Card Services at (715) 836-4070.
    Thank you for your cooperation with this procedure.

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