Frequently Asked Questions

The following are frequently asked questions regarding the UwinCARD. If you have any questions not covered on this web page, please contact the UwinCARD Office at (519) 253-3000, ext. 8946 (Uwin).

The UwinCARD is a photo identification card. It is also the access card to the St. Denis Recreation Centre and the Forge Fitness Centre, as well as a Meal Plan card, a library card for the Leddy Library, a purchase card for the University Bookstore, a printing/photocopy card and a door access card for Residence students.

The UwinCARD is a flexible and convenient method of budgeting your money and keeping track of how much you spend and on what. The UwinCARD is certainly one of the most important pieces of identification you will have while at University of Windsor.

You can obtain a UwinCARD at the UwinCARD Office. The office is located on the lower level of the CAW Student Centre (B 07). The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Closed weekends and statutory holidays) Please note you must bring along one piece of government issued photo ID.

Each semester you are enrolled in school you can get a validation sticker from the UwinCARD Office, the Information Desk (Student Cenre) or the Cashiers Office. 

Call the UwinCARD Office at (519) 253-3000, ext. 8946 (UWIN)

Replacement cards are available at a cost of $25.00

The UwinCARD Office does not operate on funding from the University of Windsor, but rather operates on a cost recovery basis. The fee for replacement cards goes toward the purchase of cards, print ribbons, equipment, staff and general operating costs. 

If you have lost your UwinCARD, you should report it lost, to the UwinCARD Office or any of the Food Service Managers.

The balance in your UwinCARD account is carried over to your new card. Your card will change, your account will not.

During off hours, you can add money to your UwinCARD by using the Automatic Deposit Machine in the Leddy Library or in the CAW Student Centre if you are using cash or coin. Or by logging into the student portal to add funds using credit.

For further information visit the Food Services website or contact the UwinCARD Office at (519) 253-3000, ext. 8946.

You can add laundry money either during office hours in the basement on the CAW student centre in the UwinCARD Office using cash or debit or by using the Automatic Deposit Machine in either the Leddy Library or CAW Centre if you are using cash or coin. Or by logging into your student portal to add funds using credit.  These funds get added to you UwinCASH account which is used for laundry

Your UwinCASH account balance will be automatically carried over to the next year. If your UwinCARD has no activity for a period of two years it will be deactivated by the University and any balance of funds shall become the property of the University.

To print in black and white ink, the charge is $0.07 per page and $0.50 per page to print in colour. Black and white photocopies are $0.09 per copy and $0.26 per colour copy.

Call the IT Help Desk at (519) 253-3000, ext. 4440. If you are having problems in the library, please report it to the Reference Desk.


Contact the UwinCARD Office

UwinCARD Office
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue
CAW Student Centre,
Lower Level - Room B-07 
Canada, N9B 3P4
(519) 253-3000, ext. 8946 (UWIN)

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm
The office is closed on weekends and statutory holidays.