Warrior Card

image of warrior cardThe Warrior Card is the official identification card of California State University, Stanislaus, issued to all members of the University community. It is required for all students for identification and access to essential campus services. It also offers convenient features so you can make purchases on and around campus. The Warrior Card is not a credit card. It can be loaded with Warrior Cash (prepaid fund on the card), and it can be linked to a Wells Fargo checking card as a non-pin debit card.

COVID-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, University is not taking pictures and issuing Warrior Cards in person. At this time, Warrior Cards are issued using the online passport-style photo submission tool.

For more information on how to get your first-time or replacement card, door access cards, please see the "Obtaining a Warrior Card" section below.

Warrior Card Administration

Jason Geer
Phone: (209) 667-3687
Email: warriorcard@csustan.edu

Customer Support

To Report Warrior Card loss or theft:
Phone: 1-866-575-7826 or
WarriorCard.com website
Suspend Meal Plan account by contacting Campus Dining
Phone: (209) 667-3635
Suspend linked Wells Fargo checking:
Phone: 1-800-869-3557


Obtaining a Warrior Card

First-Time Warrior Card

Students, staff, and faculty may request a first-time Warrior Card by submitting their passport-style color photo to the Warrior Card Online Photo Submission tool at warriorphoto.csustan.edu. Complete step-by-step instructions are provided for submitting your image and verifying documentation. Your information is safe, secure, and encrypted. Once your photo is submitted you will be notified if your photo was approved or denied, with instructions on how to resubmit if needed.

On approval, your Warrior Card will be printed and mailed to your preferred mailing address.

IMPORTANT: Please verify that the mailing address shown in your student record is correct. Go to my.csustan.edu to verify your mailing address. This is the address that will be used to mail your ID card.

Please note that door access cards are distributed by Capital Planning and Facilities Management.

Replacement Warrior Cards

If a Warrior Card is lost or stolen a replacement card may be requested by contacting warriorcard@csustan.edu. If a new photo is required it can be uploaded using the Warrior Card Online Photo Submission tool at warriorphoto.csustan.edu.

Fees for Warrior Cards

Students, faculty, and staff do not pay for their first Warrior Card. Replacement cards may be subject to a fee of $5.00. 

Pay Online for Warrior Card Replacement

Faculty/Staff Door Access Cards

All door access cards are requested by completing the paperless workflow key request on the Capital Planning and Facilities Management website.

For more information, please email warriorcard@csustan.edu.

Warrior Card Features

The Warrior Card is the student key to:

  • Identification - In addition to your photo, your Card has your unique ID number printed and encoded on the magnetic stripe. It is required for all Cashier transactions.
  • Meal Plans - Campus residents swipe the Card to access Meal Plan dollars at all Campus Dining Locations.
  • Libraries - Use your Card to check out library materials and access other resources and services.
  • Enrollment Services - Your Card will be swiped to access your student records.
  • Fitness Center Pass - Access privileges for current students, faculty, and staff.
  • Warrior Cash - Make cashless purchases and pay for services at campus locations (e.g., bookstore, pharmacy, University Police) and local businesses.
  • Banking Convenience - Make your card an ATM/PIN-debit card when you link it to a Wells Fargo College Checking account.
  • OIT Lab Print Account - You can use Warrior Cash to add funds to your OIT Computer Lab Print Balance account
  • Health Services - Student identification to receive health services and Warrior Cash accepted at the pharmacy.

For more information go to Warrior Card Frequently Asked Questions.

Warrior Cash

Warrior Cash is a prepaid spending account offering a safe and convenient way to make purchases on-campus (Bookstore, Campus Dining, Cashiers, Health Services, Library Services, Print Shop, Student Recreation Center). 

Add value to your account by cash at one of the cash-to-card machines (located in the Library Lobby and MSR North Lobby), or by mail, online, or in person at the Campus Cashier’s office in MSR 100. (These cash-to-card units are temporarily unavailable due to social-distancing guidelines.)

Go to the Warrior Card website to see all the methods of adding prepaid cash to your Warrior Card. It can be added online, by mail, by phone and in-person (Not in person currently due to COVID-19).

Warrior Card to Access Meal Plan

Residential students are required to participate in the meal plan program. Payment is made each semester along with tuition and other fees. Meal plan dollars are accessed with your Warrior Card at any campus dining location. Give your card to the attendant at the checkout register and tell him/her that you wish to use your meal plan account. When the card is swiped it will reduce your meal plan balance. If you also have Warrior Cash on your Warrior Card and want to use that to pay for an item rather than your meal plan, just let the checkout attendant know. When your card is swiped it will reduce your Warrior cash balance.

Meal plan dollars must be used prior to the end of the academic year. Meal plan accounts are activated through campus dining.

If you have a Meal Plan, visit the Campus Dining office located in main dining or call (209) 667-3635 to deactivate your Meal Plan account. When you receive your replacement card, take it to Campus Dining to reactivate your Meal Plan.

Please contact mycard@warriorcard.com with questions.

Optional Banking Convenience

Stanislaus State and Wells Fargo have teamed up to offer you optional banking convenience with your linked Warrior Card. Use it as your official student ID, for campus privileges, and for your day-to-day financial needs on and off campus when it’s linked to a Wells Fargo checking account, with two account options ideal for students. Enjoy no-fee access to Wells Fargo ATMs nationwide, including the Wells Fargo ATMs on campus. Make purchases using your Personal Identification Number (PIN) with your linked Warrior Card. Take advantage of this optional benefit today.

Visit wellsfargo.com/csustan for more details.

See more details about how we’re making college life a little easier: The Wells Fargo Campus Card Program offers a convenient way to access your money on and off campus, plus exclusive benefits. Find out more by watching our video about the Campus Card Program.

ATM Pin Based Debit Card Agreement

The Department of Education’s (ED) Cash Management regulations 34 CFR 668.164(d)(4)(i)(B)(2) (issued October 2015), require institutions participating in T2 (Campus Card) arrangements to list and identify the major features and commonly assessed fees as well as a URL for the terms and conditions of each financial account offered under the arrangement. Please see Wells Fargo documents below:

Linking Warrior Card to Wells Fargo Checking Account

To link your Warrior Card to your Wells Fargo checking account, take your card to a local Wells Fargo Branch and see a banker.

Wells Fargo Locations near the Turlock campus:

  • 2844 Geer Road, Turlock
  • 440 E. Olive Avenue, Turlock
  • 1120 K Street, Modesto
  • 2905 4th St, Ceres

Reporting a lost or stolen Warrior Card

As soon as you realize that your Warrior Card is missing, you should immediately report it so that the accounts and other privileges associated with the card can be deactivated.

Lost or stolen cards should be reported immediately by calling Warrior Card Customer Service at 1-866-575-7826, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. PST or by visiting My Account, available 24/7.

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