Wayne State University

Types of OneCards

A photo ID is required to obtain any new or replacement OneCard.

Students

Most Wayne State University students will obtain their OneCard when they attend their new Freshman or Transfer Orientation. Information about the orientation schedule and dates can be found here.

Currently registered students who did not attend orientation or had to leave prior to obtaining their ID card may come to the OneCard Office during business hours to obtain their card. Students must be currently registered for at least 1 credit to be eligible to get a OneCard. A photo ID is required to obtain a new or replacement card. There is no fee for a student's initial OneCard.

Faculty/Staff

Most Faculty/Staff will obtain their OneCard when they are on-campus for new employee orientation. New employee orientation takes place every other Monday in Welcome Center conference room 2A. These employees should show their photo identification, along with their employment verification form to obtain their card. There is no charge for an employee's finial OneCard.

Those faculty/staff who do not attend new employee orientation, or who need their OneCard before their orientation date, should bring a copy of their offer letter, along with their photo ID, to the OneCard/Parking Service Center to obtain their OneCard. The offer letter must include the 9-digit banner ID and access ID of the employee, as well as the person's title, and department. It must also include the person's length of service if they are a 9 month, part-time, or temporary employee.

If a faculty/staff person does not have their offer letter with them, our staff will check for current information in the banner system; however, if the information is not in banner a OneCard will not be able to be issued.

Volunteer faculty

Should follow the same process as paid faculty and staff. See above.

Alumni

New and replacement Alumni OneCards are free to alumni if requested through the Alumni Association. Once requested, alumni OneCards will be mailed directly to alumni within 6-8 weeks. To update your information with the Alumni Association and request an alumni OneCard click here. Replacement OneCards MUST be requested through the Alumni Association in order to obtain it at no cost. Any Alumni seeing an immediate replacement card at the OneCard Office will be responsible for paying the replacement card fee. An Alumni card is not a photo identification card, therefore additional photo identification may need to be shown when using the card to obtain campus services.

Affiliates

The OneCard Office will issue OneCards to authorized affiliates of Wayne State University who need the card to obtain building access, parking, etc. Requests for affiliate OneCards must be submitted in writing, in advance, to the OneCard/Parking Service Center by a Wayne State administrative office/department, school, college or division. A request should include the person's name, title, division/employer, and date that access should expire, as well as the reason why the card is needed (I.E.. ability or park, secure building access, etc.) Once the request is approved, a profile with a temporary ID will be created for the individuals so that a OneCard can be issued. Note: A temporary ID will not allow the person to access WSU email, access the WSU library system or make deposits to a OneCard online.

The OneCard Office does not issue 9-digit banner ID's or access IDs. If an affiliate needs WSU email account a guest banner and access ID can be requested through C&IT by the school, college or division. More information about guest IDs can be found here. These guest accounts do not give patrons access to the WSU libraries.

The current fee for new affiliate OneCards is $5.00. The replacement card fee is the same as students, faculty and staff.

Examples of authorized affiliates who have obtained OneCards in the past are spouses of Housing Residents, UPG employees, FP&M Contractors, temporary grant funded researchers or interns not paid by WSU, Karmanos Cancer Center employees, on-campus vendors such as WSU Bookstore & Pharmacy employees.

Sponsored fitness center access cards

Individuals who purchase a community or affiliate membership for the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center, will need a sponsored fitness center card for entry into the facility.  The initial access card is created for these members at no charge as a part of their membership. Community or affiliate members need to bring a copy of their membership form showing payment and the length of the membership period, along with a photo ID, to the OneCard/Parking Service Center to obtain your card. The replacement card fee is the same as students, faculty and staff.

Door access cards

WSU departments with OneCard readers may request additional door access cards to be managed and used by the department. The cost for a door access card is $5.00/card. All requests for such cards should be made to OneCard@wayne.edu. IRB's are the preferred method of payment for door access card requests.

Guest cards

Guest OneCards may be purchased by guests, students, visitors or staff at a OneCard cash deposit machine or in the OneCard/Parking Service Center with an IRB. The guest card can be used at most venues that accept the OneCard. Guest OneCards allow cardholders to add money and:

  • Park in WSU parking lots and structures
  • Pay for food & services at campus restaurants and vendors
  • Make copies or print from release stations across campus
  • Deposit cash onto your OneCard at OneCard Cash Deposit Machines

For a complete list of locations that accept OneCards, click here.

Guest OneCards cost $1 each. Purchased cards have no value on the card until money is added via IRB or at a OneCard cash deposit machine. Up to $300 can be added to a OneCard. Cards can be purchased at any OneCard Cash Deposit Machine by selecting “Start,” “Purchase Card” and inserting $1. Funds that are added to a guest OneCard at a Cash Deposit Machine are available immediately. Funds can also be added at the OneCard Service Center with a check or money order, but cannot be added using our online deposit service.

Please note:

  • Funds deposited on a guest OneCard are not refundable.
  • Parking rates with a guest OneCard correspond with current guest rates published at all parking structures and lots and at parking.wayne.edu.

One-time use parking cards

One-time use parking cards are available for purchase in the OneCard/Parking Service Center. One-time use cards may be purchased by faculty, staff, or departments using an IRB or by non-WSU entities using a check or money order. Payment must be received before the cards are picked up. Each card is pre-loaded with the amount of money that corresponds to the current guest non-premium parking rate. Current parking rates can be found at here. The card will allow ONE entry only, and cards must be swiped upon entry AND exit. One-time use cards will not allow entry into premium locations.

One-time use parking cards allow parking in the following non-premium locations based on availability (entry is not permitted if the full sign is on):

Parking Structures: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8

Parking Lots: 11, 15, 23, 35, 41, 50, 60, 70, 71, and 75.

For more information on purchasing one-time use cards contact Cheryl Warren-Hambrick.