Eagle ID FAQs (frequently asked questions)

Do I need to get a campus ID? expanding section

Yes, you will need an Eagle ID card to access services on campus.

Do I need to get a photo taken? expanding section

Yes, a photo is required to be placed on your Eagle ID card.
Visit the Card Office (1131 Student Union) to have your picture taken OR submit your photo via GET FUNDS.  

What is required to get my EagleID? expanding section

Bring a form of identification with you, such as 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 to the Card Office (1131 Student Union).

How do I change my name on my Eagle ID card? expanding section

Please contact Records and Registration to change your name. Once your name has been changed by Records and Registration, then you can get a new Eagle ID card printed, it will be free of charge as long as you surrender your old card.

What will I be able to use my EagleID for? expanding section

StudentsYou will be able to use your EagleID for a variety of services, such as:

  • Dining plans
  • Campus Cash
  • Maroon Dollars
  • Library services
  • Laundry (requires Campus Cash to be added)
  • Residence hall access (for residents of a hall)
  • Recreational Eagle Center
  • REC Strength Center
  • Vending machines
  • MTU city bus free access
  • UWL athletic events free access
  • Wing Technology
  • Voting ID for out of state students


Faculty/staff …. The new Eagle ID will allow:

  • Access to certain rooms or buildings on campus
  • Ability to check out books in the library
  • Staff meal block plans
  • Access to special events
Can the EagleID be used for voting? expanding section

Yes, your Eagle ID card can be used as your photo ID for voting in Wisconsin. Wisconsin residents can still use their Drivers License to vote. For others, refer to the EagleID for voting general information. 

What is the difference between Dining Dollars and Campus Cash? expanding section

Dining Dollars can only be spent at dining locations. In addition to being spend at any dining location, Campus Cash can be used for the University Bookstore, laundry in the residence halls, beverage & snack vending machines, and printing on campus. Dining Dollars do not carry over from semester to semester. Campus Cash does carryover for your entire time at UWL.


Function Campus Cash Dining Dollars
Laundry X
Printing X
Coffee Shops X X
Dining Areas X X
Vending Machines X
Carries over each year X
Carries over each semester X

Dining Dollars will be spent before Campus Cash at any any dining locations, if applicable.

Does Campus Cash carry over from year to year? expanding section

Yes, Campus Cash will carryover from year to year until a student is separated from the university.

Graduating, withdrawing, or transferring students can fill out a Campus Cash Refund Request Form if they have over $20 in their account and do not have a balance with UWL.

How do I add Campus Cash to my account? expanding section

Campus Cash is available to students only

The Card Office accepts cash or check in person, it does not accept debit/credit card payments. The card office can also bill your student account. Methods to add Campus Cash to your Eagle ID card:

  • Cash/Check or bill your student account in Card Office Office 
  • GET Mobile (use credit/debit card or add to your student bill)

Note: $500 is the maximum amount which can be applied to your student bill per semester

How much does it cost to replace a lost Eagle ID card? expanding section
  • Lost or stolen card = $20.00
  • Broken card = $10.00 - You must bring the broken card with you

Charges can be paid at the Card Office with cash/check or via your student bill

Do I need this card in order to do laundry? expanding section

Yes, you do need the Eagle ID card with Campus Cash on it to do laundry in the Residence halls. The laundry machines do not take cash.

Can I change my picture on this card? expanding section

Yes, but you will be charged $20 for a new Eagle ID card. Also new pictures need to follow the this specific criteria: 

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.
What are the policies regarding student ID's? expanding section


The UW-La Crosse Identification Card is used to access the use of campus resources. It serves to verify current student status at UW-La Crosse. The photo that is taken must conform to the following guidelines, consistent with a current United States Passport:

• Photo must be in full-face view directly facing the camera.

• Photo must be taken with a neutral facial expression and both eyes open.

• The photo must present the full head from the top of the hair to the bottom of the chin.

• Hats and head coverings are only allowed if they are worn daily for religious purposes. The full face must be visible and the head covering cannot obscure the hairline or cast shadows on the face.

• Prescription eye glasses worn on a daily basis can be worn for the photo. Tinted glasses may only be worn if they are prescribed for medical reasons. A medical certificate may be required. To avoid glare, tilt glasses downward slightly.

• Headphones, wireless hands-free devices, or similar items are not acceptable to be worn.

• Eagle ID card is required at all dining areas to eat and access one's residence hall.