Information for Parents

Students walking


The UwinCARD is your son or daughter's official identification card while they attend the University of Windsor. It is a card used to enter mid-term and final exams, a library card, a swipe card to enter the Forge Fitness Centre and a laundry card for residence students. It also acts as a 'declining balance' debit card for food purchases (including meal plans), photocopying, printing and Bookstore purchases.

The UwinCARD makes it easy for parents to provide money for their students' needs, while being confident that the money will be spent on campus. UwinCASH can be used to make various purchases on campus including at the Bookstore, all food locations, vending machines and laundry machines. UwinCASH is the only accepted method of payment at photocopiers and laser printers. Alcohol cannot be purchased with UwinCASH.

UwinCASH is secure. If the card is lost or stolen the money on the card can still be protected.  The student can put a hold on their card to prevent it from being swiped by contacting the UwinCARD Office by phone, email or in-person or reporting it to any Food Service Manager. Once the student visits the UwinCARD office to have his/her card replaced, all existing funds are transferred to the newly activated card.

UwinCASH bears no monthly fees and no interest charges.

Perhaps, most important is the fact that the UwinCASH account on the students' UwinCARD is simple to use. The card allows for purchases with one easy swipe - no cash to carry, no receipts to sign. Since the UwinCARD has the student's photo, vendors can verify its authenticity before all transactions.

And remember, UwinCASH deposits to your son or daughters UwinCARD make great gift ideas. It's easy and convenient to deposit money to the card online via credit card.

Online credit card deposits (Amex, Visa and Mastercard) can be completed through the GET web portal. This allows parents to add to their child’s UwinCASH Account in real time from their computer at anywhere with an Internet connection. (Does not apply to deposits made to residence meal plans).

  • Via cash or debit card at the UwinCARD Office in the lower level of the CAW Student Centre
  • Via cash or coin through the UwinCARD Automatic Deposit Machines found at the Leddy Library and at the CAW Student Centre

If you have additonal questions about the UwinCARD, contact our office or send us an email. Call the UwinCARD Office anytime Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 4:00pm at 519-253-3000, ext. 8946 (UWIN). Our email address is

Hours of Operation:

During the summer Monday thru Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 

The office is closed on weekends and statutory holidays.

Contact the UwinCARD Office

UwinCARD Office
Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre,
1st Floor, West Entrance,
401 Sunset Avenue, N9B 3P4
519-253-3000, ext. 8946 (UWIN)