Faculty & Staff Insider

April 3, 2018

Preferred names now available for redesigned Husky Card

All University of Washington students and employees now have the option to include their preferred name on their Husky Card, which is also being redesigned with a new look.

The UW ID Center is offering free card exchanges from April 2 through June 1 to those who would like their preferred name listed. After this limited time waiver period, the standard $25 replacement fee for name change reprints of Husky Cards will be in effect.

Allowing faculty, staff and students to have the name they wish to be called on their Husky Card supports the UW’s goal of creating a welcoming and respectful community. For more information on preferred names, visit registrar.washington.edu/students/preferred-names.

Exchanging your Husky Card
If you would like to receive an updated card, please first update your preferred name on identity.uw.edu. After two business days, UW students and employees who already have a Husky Card can visit one of our ID Center locations to exchange their card. Your current, active Husky Card must be turned in to receive a replacement during and after the waiver period.

U-PASS holders should allow 24-48 hours for their new card to begin working on transit.

New card design
dubs_imageBeginning this April the UW will use a new, unified card design for the Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma campuses, including UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. The SafeCampus phone number will be printed on the back of all cards to help promote community safety. New employees and students, as well as those exchanging cards to have their preferred name listed, will receive cards with the new design.

For additional information about exchanging your Husky Card, visit