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.
A Shocker Card is required to use many services and resources on campus, including the Heskett Center and student tickets to athletic and fine arts events.