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Alumni - Your Whitman College ID Card

Upon arrival at Whitman College, you should have received an picture ID Card. This is your ID Card while you are at Whitman.

Obtaining a Card

To obtain your card you will need to do the following:

  • Go to the Alumni office to verify your Campus ID number.
  • They will write your number on a Sherwood Waiver (so you can use the facilities).
  • Contact the Security office to get a card made. Their office is located in the Technology Services building, 416 E. Main St. and they are able to make ID cards Tuesday through Friday from 4pm to 6pm.
  • Take the card and waiver to the Sherwood Center office. They will record your information and usually activate your card.
  • Once you are finished at Sherwood contact Technology Services to make sure your card has been noted in the system. This will assure that your card will work as long as you need it.

Building Access

Your ID card will allow you access to these buildings on campus that are equipped with doorswipes.

  • Sherwood Center, with the signed waiver you take to Sherwood when you get your card activated.
  • Bratton Tennis Center, with special permission. Contact Jeff Northam at Sherwood Center for more information.

Other buildings will require permission from the building's office before you can access them. More info on how doorswipes work can be found by clicking here.

Library Resource Usage

Your Whitman ID gives you access to library resources (borrowing books, etc.). After 8pm, you will need it to swipe into the building. Please consult our Circulation FAQ for more information.

Please consult our Alumni Access Guide for more information.

If Your Card Doesn't Work

If your card does not work, here are some tips to help find what is wrong:

  • Is it not working on a Doorswipe?
    • Is the Doorswipe accepting swipes? (See Doorswipe Swiping in Doorswipe Operations) If not then the building's office has decided that the cardswipe shouldn't be working at this time for some or all of the cards. You will need to talk to them if you feel you have a valid reason for using the doorswipe when you are trying to use it.
    • If it should be accepting your swipe can other people (that it should be accepting) successfully swipe into this door? If not then it may be a general doorswipe problem. Contact Technology Services so that we can get it fixed.
    • Do you have the privilege for this door? If not then you may will need to contact the building's office to get their authorization.
    • Does your card work in other Doorswipes (if you have access to any others)? If not then there is probably a problem with your card. Bring it to Technology Services to get it examined and recoded.
  • If your card is damaged then you need to follow the instructions for getting it replaced in the Lost Cards section. There may or may not be a charge for this depending on the damage.

If Your Card Is Lost Or Stolen

ID Cards are an important asset here at Whitman. It is very important that you keep track of yours because it is like a building key. If you happen to lose your card or it gets stolen it is very important that you do the following:

  • Notify the Campus Security Office (campus at extension 5777 or 527-5777 if off-campus) to make sure your card gets suspended so that no one else can use it.
  • If you are unable to find or recover your card then contact the Security office again to get a new card made. Their office is located in the Technology Services building, 416 E. Main St. Please call for an appointment. A replacement card costs $15.00.
  • Once the new card is issued or if you find your old card (so that you don't need a new one) come into the Technology Services office to make sure your card gets reinstated properly.

No Longer Needing Your Card

When you no longer need your card it would be appreciated it you would notify Technology Services so that we can remove your card from the system. This will help us in keeping our system up to date.

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