Card eligibility

Current students, faculty, staff, retirees and alumni are eligible for a ONECard. We also issue other card types for affiliates and guests, as well as for those who require ID badges, access cards and cards for departmental use.


UVic students registered in credit courses in the current term are eligible for a UVic ONECard. You must wait at least 24 hours after registering for courses to submit a photo online. 

Most continuing studies students are eligible for a ONECard. Those enrolled in community courses, however, are not eligible.

If you are an online or distance student studying from elsewhere in Canada or the USA, we can mail your card for a $20 fee.

Faculty and staff

New faculty/staff usually have to wait until their first pay cheque has been produced before they are able to get a card. Grant-funded employees are eligible for a card as an affiliate.

After creating your NetLink ID, please wait 24 hours and then submit a photo online. 

UVic retiree

As a University of Victoria retiree you are eligible for a FREE affiliate card. This card provides you with:

  • cardholder identification
  • access to library privileges
  • access to athletic privileges


The alumni card gives you access to:

  • Special offers from dozens of businesses and services, both on-campus and off-campus.
  • Vikes Recreation memberships are offered to alumni at a discounted rate.

    Please visit the alumni relations website for more information on alumni benefits and privileges.  Cards are available for all graduates of the University of Victoria, Victoria College and Provincial Normal School for a one-time fee of $20.  Feel free to for more details on how to obtain your ONECard