The NIU OneCard ID is a photo ID and is the official identification card of Northern Illinois University. All Faculty/Staff, retirees from NIU, and authorized campus ministers are eligible to obtain a OneCard. Extra Help employees may be eligible to receive a OneCard ID depending on the needs of the department. 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 ID is free, and is valid as long as you are employed by NIU. To find out when and where you may get your OneCard ID, please see Getting My OneCard ID.
If you have already received your OneCard ID, please see our helpful tips below:
Huskie Bucks is a pre-paid debit account with NIU that is accessed with your OneCard ID. Huskie Bucks are meant to be a convenient way of making purchases on campus and in the surrounding community. Take advantage of this great program with a variety of services. Here are the most popular services: