Eagle ID General Information expanding section

Your Eagle ID Card is your passport to the campus, your key to everything you will need access to at UWL. The minute you step foot on campus, you will need it to enter your residence hall, access your dining plan, and pick up your textbooks. 

  • Lost/Stolen card = $20
  • Damaged card = $10
  • Name Badges = $5
  • Add Campus Cash (Student Only)
    • GET Mobile - charge to your credit/debit card or student bill
  • 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

Your student ID does not expire. 

GET Mobile & Digital ID expanding section

GET Mobile is an application which allows you to purchase block meals, view block meal balance, add Campus Cash, upload your photo 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 Mobile

GET Mobile App:

GET Mobile Android App

GET Mobile IOS App

GET My Card (Digital ID)


  • GET MY CARD is available at food/dining venues ONLY.
  • The GET MY CARD bar code scanner is valid for 30 seconds only.
  • If you lose your physical student ID card, you can continue to use the GET MY CARD digital ID. Report your lost physical ID card via GET Mobile or contact the Card Office.

How to use GET MY CARD:

  1. Inform Cashier if it is a meal swipe, block swipe, Maroon Dollars or Campus Cash purchase
  2. Place your order with the Cashier
  3. Open GET MOBILE app
  4. When the Cashier requests your payment, click the ‘Scan Card’ button on your phone (screen print below)
  5. Once the bar code is displayed, hold your phone in front of the scanner and wait for a ‘Beep’
  6. Your purchase has been completed!

Watch a short video on How to use your GET MY CARD/Digital ID.

Photo uploads expanding section

Submit a Student/Staff ID Photo via GET Mobile

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 1mb and .jpg or .jpeg (may need to crop to be less than 1mb) Photo must be forward facing, think drivers license photo.

Your UWL NETID and password are required to login.

  1. Save your photo to your PC or Phone (using your phone to upload the photo has better results)
  2. Go to  GET Mobile  
  3. Go to ‘Login to UWL GET Mobile:’
    1. Click ‘Click here to login
  4. Type your NETID (ie csmith1234@uwlax.edu)
  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.


Staff ID cards expanding section
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
  • Staff block plans
  • Access to special events   

How do I obtain a Staff Eagle ID card?

  • Once you have received your UWL email account, please wait 48-72 hours before submitting your photo.
  • Follow the photo upload instructions and submit your photo online via the GET Mobile app.
  • Once your photo has been approved, visit the Student Union - Card Office to pick up your ID.

What should I do when I leave employment at UWL?

  • Give your employee ID to your supervisor, your employee ID is no longer valid.
Voter ID expanding section

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: https://elections.wi.gov/voters/first-time or https://elections.wi.gov/publications/voter-guides/proof-of-residence

Refer to Wisconsin Voter FAQ: https://www.wisconsinvote.org/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: https://www.bringitwisconsin.com/