Connection Card Office

Connecting You To Central Washington University

Your CWU Connection Card is your key to experiencing campus as a CWU student, faculty, or staff member. Your Connection Card is your single source for ID, Keys, Bank Account and Access to Campus Services. All students, faculty, and staff are required to have a connection card.

  • CWU identification card
  • Meal Card for all Dining Services locations
  • Access to the Recreation Center in the SURC
  • Admission to sporting events, concerts, theater productions, and more
  • Library Card to check out books and laptops
  • Use in University Store as a debit card and to student charge items
  • Purchases at CWU vending machines
  • Photocopy Card at the Library
  • Access to buildings to which you are authorized

Online Access and Downloading the GET Mobile App

Upload your ID photo for expedited Connection Card production, add funds on the go, check your card balance, report your card lost, and much, much more!

Download GET Mobile for Android from Google Play

Download GET Mobile for iOS from the App Store

Login to CBORD's Web Portal with your CWU credentials.

Reporting and Replacing a Lost or Stolen Card?

Please follow these immediate steps:

  • Report lost card to the Connection Card Office ASAP. You can do this over the phone, in person, on on the GET App.
  • Card will be deactivated
  • Replace lost card in the Connection Card Office
  • $35 Replacement Fee
  • Fee may be charged to Student Account, or you can use check or card
  • Old card is invalidated as soon as new card is created and printed
Contact the Connection Card Office

Need Help?

Stop by the Connection Card Office to take care of:

  • Fund Your Wildcat Bucks Account
  • Change Your Residential Meal Plan During Add/Drop Period only
  • Get Answers to Questions About Dining Charges
  • Charge Off-Campus/Apartment Meal Plans to Financial Aid for Each Quarter
  • Pick up Student Teaching ID badges
  • ID badges for Dining Services, Computer Support Services, University Store, Conference and Retail Services

Meal Plan Questions?

Curious about adding funds or when you can change your meal plan?

Get all the specifics for managing your Residential/Apartment Meal Plans and Dining Dollars.

Managing Your Meal Plan

U.S. Bank is Proud to Be Your Campus Banking Partner

Make Your Connection Card Maxx Card the only Card on and off Campus!

The Logo for US Bank. They use the colors red white and blue in their branding and regular font.

You have enough to worry about in college without having to stress out about your finances.  U.S. Bank makes it simple.  Open a U.S. Bank Smartly® Checking1 and link it to your Connection Card, making it your Campus ID and ATM/Debit Card -- all in one.  We've made it convenient for you to manage your money with a great checking account for students. Learn more about U.S. Bank.

For your convenience, U.S. Bank has an ATM in the and a branch office in the SURC.

Are you a university employee, faculty or staff member? Central Washington University has partnered with the U.S. Bank Workplace Banking Program to give you added benefits to our suite of products and services. Schedule an appointment with a banker for more details on how to connect your account to your workplace banking benefit.

1. All regular account opening procedures apply. $25 minimum deposit is required to open a U.S. Bank checking account. Fees for non-routine transaction may apply. Deposit products offered by U.S. Bank National Association. Member FDIC. ©2023 U.S. Bank.

The U.S. Bank Visa Debit Card is issued by U.S. Bank National Association, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Member FDIC. ©2023 U.S. Bank.

Your school chose U.S. Bank as its partner to offer students, faculty, and staff the option to add banking functionality to the campus ID card. Your school may receive financial support from U.S. Bank in the form of marketing funds, royalties, card stock or other compensation to offset costs otherwise incurred by the school. Students, faculty, and staff are not required to open an account with U.S. Bank to receive or use the campus ID card for other campus services.


Get Connected

Monday-Friday: 10am-2pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
At the SURC Info Desk.

We will be open for 8am - 5pm for Orientation on the following days:

  • July 9th
  • July 11th
  • July 12th
  • July 15th
  • July 18th
  • July 19th
  • July 22nd
  • July 25th
  • July 26th
  • July 29th

If you have any questions you may contact us at

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Connection Card Office

SURC Info Center

Mon-Fri: 10am - 2pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

Orientation Hours: 8am - 5pm on:
July 9th
July 11th
July 12th
July 15th
July 18th
July 19th
July 22nd
July 25th
July 26th
July 29th