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, 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:

All employee functions (e.g., Huskie Bucks, Campus Recreation, Door Access, Meal Plans, Library Services) are accessed with your OneCard ID. For a detailed listing of uses and functions of the OneCard ID, see OneCard Uses.


Huskie Bucks

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:

Depositing Huskie Bucks:

All Huskie Bucks and Meal Plan transactions may be viewed by logging onto Blackboard and selecting the MyOneCard tab. Log in to the Blackboard portal, or find more details here.