Student Identification

Each student is identified in the university’s computer system by a unique set of eight numbers and letters, called myWSU ID. This ID is assigned and communicated to students at the time of application. A social security number is also required for everyone who has federal financial aid or is employed by the university, as they must also be identified in the system by their social security number.

All WSU students are required to have a WSU photo identification card called the Shocker Card. The card does not expire and is used to determine a student’s current enrollment status. The initial card is free. Lost, stolen or discarded cards may be replaced for a fee.

The Shocker Card contains a unique 16 digit ISO number encoded on it and is the only means by which students can use the following services: Ablah Library, Heskett Center, athletic ticket office, student government, student health services, WSU police department.