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How to Get It

New Students

The OneCard photo service is available for new students only who do not have an existing picture on file. You must be registered in at least one course in order to get your OneCard.

  1. Register for courses.
  2. Upload your OneCard photo.

The OneCard is to be used only by the person it is issued to. If used by anyone else, for any reason, the card may be taken and can result in academic sanction and/or criminal prosecution. This is for each cardholder's personal security.


To get your OneCard: 

  1. You must first have Laurier credentials and email account.
  2. Have your department administrator or manager email to confirm your employment. 
  3. Submit your photo online.
  4. You will receive a form to select your pick up location or if a digital card will be sufficient (for those not on campus requiring building access).

Set-Up Your OneCard Account

Your OneCard account allows you to see your balances and transactions, or make purchases at the Bookstore. 

To set-up your account: 

  1. Go to OneWeb.
  2. Click the "Account Settings" dropdown.
  3. Select "Create Password."

The default password entry is your date of birth exactly as shown with the slashes. For example: mm/dd/yyyy.

You can use this same process to reset your password if you ever forget it. 

University of Waterloo Students

University of Waterloo students taking Laurier courses are eligible for a OneCard. Please bring a government-issued photo ID and your Watcard to the OneCard office. We will take your photo at this time.

For cross-registered students, your card will only be valid for as long as you are registered. If you plan to take more courses in the future, hold onto your card, because you will need to trade it in to avoid paying a replacement fee. OneCards for cross-registered students are for academic access purposes only and are not programmed to access the Athletic Complex or to be used as a bus pass.

For double-degree students, your card will be programmed for the duration of your program, and includes access to Laurier campus services such as the Athletic Complex.