The Eagle ID Card is UW-La Crosse's official ID Card. It is University policy that all students and staff have an official University ID Card. This card can be obtained and replaced at the Card Office at 1131 Student Union. For your first card please bring some form of identification with you. This could be a driver's license, state issued ID, passport, military ID, permanent resident alien card, non-immigrant visa, certificate of U.S. naturalization, or Mexican consular card.

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  • Lost/Stolen card = $20
  • Damaged card = $10
  • Add Campus Cash (Student Only)
    • GET Funds - charge to your credit/debit card or student bill
    • Visit the Card Office - charge to your student bill or pay with cash/check
  • Eagle ID Card Uses:
    Residence Hall Access                                                   Spend Campus Cash (Students Only)
    Recreational Eagle Center                                              Vending Machines
    Meal Plans                                                                       City Bus Free Rides
    Attend UWL Sporting Events Free                                 WING Technology Center
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GET Funds is an application which allows you to purchase block meals, view block meal balance, add Campus Cash and view your Campus Cash balance. These funds are tied to your student ID card. 

To add campus cash or check balances, please click on GET Funds

GET Funds Mobile App:

GET Funds Android App

GET Funds IOS App

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Submit a Student/Staff ID Photo via GET Funds

Students/Staff can submit a photo to be used for the Student/Staff ID Card. Follow the instructions below:

Photo Requirements:

White or Blue Background (no scenery) No hats, sunglasses, friends, family, pets, or etc Photo should be from top of your head to mid-chest Photo format must be .jpg or .jpeg

Your UWL NETID and password are required to login.

  1. Save your photo to your PC
  2. Go to  GET FUNDS  
  3. Go to ‘Login to UWL GET Funds:’
    1. Click ‘Click here to login
  4. Type your NETID (ie
  5. Type your NETID password (same as your WINGS password)
  6. Students type your WINGS phone # (first time logging in)
  7. Click ‘Sign in
  8. Go to ‘Quick Links
    1. Click ‘Upload ID Photo
  9. Click ‘Choose File’ to browse to your picture on your hard drive
  10. Click ‘Upload’
  11. Your photo has been sent to the Card Office for approval/denial. Check your email for approved/denied status of your photo.
  12. If your photo is denied, please resubmit another photo.

Instructions for START

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Staff are encouraged to obtain a Staff Eagle ID card. The Eagle ID Card is the official card of UW-La Crosse and you may be asked to supply the card for proof of identity. 

The card is used for many things including: 

  • Access to certain rooms or buildings on campus
  • Ability to check out books in the library
  • Spend staff campus cash (needs to be added)
  • Staff block plans
  • Access to special events   

How do I obtain an identification card?

  • Please bring your employee number and driver's license or state issued ID to 1131 Student Union to get a card.
  • Once you have received your UWL email account, please wait 48-72 hours before coming to the Card Office to get your new card.
  • The Card Office is open 7:45am to 4:30pm, except in the summer and breaks, the office is open until 4:00pm.

What should I do when I leave employment at UWL?

  • Give your employee ID to your supervisor, your employee ID is not longer valid.
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Use your Eagle ID to vote?

You can use your Eagle ID (with proof of enrollment) to vote in Wisconsin!  If you plan to use your Eagle ID to vote, it must contain:

  • Issued date
  • Voter Expiration date is no later than two years after the Issue Date (even if the Voter Expiration date has expired)
  • Your signature is on the back of your Eagle ID card
  • Eagle ID card must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment

Ensure the ‘Issued’ date is within two years of the ‘Voter Expiration’ date. Below are some examples:

  1. When the ‘Issued’ date is 3/1/16 and the ‘Voter Expiration’ date is 3/1/18, your card is valid to use as a voter ID.
  2. When the ‘Issued’ date is 3/1/17 and the ‘Voter Expiration’ date is 5/1/19, your card is not valid as a voter ID your card because the ‘Voter Expiration’ date is not within two years of the ‘Issued’ date.

Your Eagle ID does NOT register you to vote. Please refer to Wisconsin Elections Commission website for more information about proof of residence: or

Refer to Wisconsin Voter FAQ:

Your Eagle ID does not expire for campus use.

Wisconsin residents can still use their Driver’s License to vote. Out-of-state students voting in La Crosse can use their Eagle ID and proof of enrollment. Review additional voter ID info at: