Student ID Card (OneCard)

For safety purposes, Madison College requires students to carry a student ID at all times when on campus. Your ID card is called the OneCard. In addition to being your student ID for the next five years, the OneCard also serves as:

  • Your student discount card to save 10% on all food purchases at any Madison College dining facility
  • Your library card at Madison College libraries
  • Your access to the Student Health Care Services Clinic (Madison only)
  • Your access to the Fitness Center (not available Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 unless in physical education class or Madison College Athlete)
  • Your proof of eligibility to receive a Madison Metro Bus Pass
  • Your proof of eligibility to ride the Shuttle (not available Fall 2020 or Spring 2021)
  • Your admission ticket to many school-sponsored activities and sporting events
  • Your access to possible student pricing and discounts at other businesses

How to Get a OneCard

Your OneCard can only be received in person.

The Student Life office is now available only by phone or email. Student Life will be open for the spring semester, January 11-15, 2021, per hours below. Starting Tuesday, January 19th, the Student Life office will have limited hours to obtain student IDs. (Hours listed below.) You must fill out the ONECARD REGISTRATION FORM online before a student ID will be processed.

To obtain a OneCard (Student ID), you must:

  • Be enrolled in at least one credit course (degree or non-degree)
  • Present a Valid Photo ID such as a driver's license, state ID, passport, or military ID
  • Have no past due balance on your student account
  • Complete the OneCard Registration Form

Putting Money on Your OneCard (Food Purchases Only)

  • At any of the cafeteria/Starbucks cash registers

Money put on the OneCard is for food purchases only and cannot be used in other areas of the college. Money in your OneCard account at the end of the semester is nonrefundable, however, it will roll over from semester to semester.

OneCard Terms and Conditions
  1. The Madison College OneCard is the property of Madison College.
  2. The rights and privileges associated with the OneCard are nontransferable.
  3. The card should be carried at all times on campus and presented to a Madison College official upon request.
  4. The card should be treated as cash. Your card should be kept in a secure place at all times. The electronic cash on your card will not be refunded if the card is lost or stolen.
  5. The cardholder is responsible for reporting lost or stolen cards immediately to the OneCard Office.
  6. The cardholder is issued the first card at no charge. Subsequent cards issued to the same cardholder will be considered replacement cards. The fee for a replacement card is $10. If the card is defective at no fault of the user, the replacement fee may be waived.
  7. No interest or other earnings will be paid to the cardholder or credited by Madison College.
  8. Madison College is not responsible for any losses due to lost or stolen cards.
  9. Notice of any amendments to the terms and conditions of use shall be provided to the cardholders.
  10. My electronic signature shown on my OneCard indicates that I have read the terms and conditions of use for the Madison College OneCard and that by applying for and using the card, I agree to and accept such terms and conditions of use including any future amendments thereto.


I understand that my OneCard gives me access to the Madison College Fitness Center during normal business hours. Participation in any Fitness Center activities at Madison College is purely voluntary and is not part of academic curriculum of the school.

If I elect to use the Fitness Center, I do so at my own risk and agree to hold Madison College harmless from any liability for the risks inherent to use of the Fitness Center. In consideration of Madison College making any equipment and/or facilities available to me while participating in any use of the Fitness Center; I agree to release Madison College, its Board, officers, successors, assignees, agents, and employees from any and all claims, demands, and causes of action whatsoever in any way growing out of or resulting from my use of the Fitness Center.

I expressly agree that the foregoing Liability Release and Assumption of Risk (the “Release”) is intended to be as broad as is permitted by the laws of the State of Wisconsin and that any disputes related to the Release as well as any judicial interpretation of the effects of the Release will be governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin. The Undersigned further agrees that if any provision of this Release is held to be invalid, the balance of the Release shall continue in full force and effect.

Lost OneCard

If your OneCard is lost or stolen, report it immediately to Jeff Luthanen by email or by calling (608) 243-4219. The replacement fee for a lost or stolen OneCard is being waived through the Spring 2021 term. You can have your OneCard replaced by visiting the office that issued the card. Remember, treat your OneCard the same as cash.