Information for Faculty and Staff


Information for Faculty and Staff

The NIU OneCard ID is a photo ID and is the official identification card of Northern Illinois University. All Faculty/Staff, currently enrolled students, retirees, and authorized campus ministers are eligible to obtain a OneCard. (Extra Help employees are not issued OneCards). For identification purposes, a valid Driver’s License, State ID, Military ID, Passport, or Consular ID is required to get a OneCard.

Your first OneCard is free, but there is a $25.00 fee to replace a lost card. For more details, select Troubleshoot and then Report a Lost/Stolen Card.

All privileges (i.e.: Huskie Buckslibrary services, door access) are accessed with your OneCard ID. For a detailed listing of uses and privileges of the OneCard, select OneCard Uses.


Huskie Bucks

Huskie Bucks is a pre-paid debit account with NIU that is accessed with your OneCard ID. Huskie Bucks are the only method of payment to make copies and do laundry on campus. They are a convenient and great way to take advantage of a variety of dining establishments on or near the university.

Depositing Huskie Bucks:

All Huskie Bucks and Meal Plan transactions may be viewed by logging onto Blackboard and selecting the MyOneCard tab. Click here for more details.