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Updated on Thursday, July 21

#23805

OMG: I lost my Watcard recently and am still taking an online course at another university which is being counted towards my waterloo degree. I went to the Watcard office today to get a new one and they refused to give me one. They say I'm no longer a UW student and can only give me a guest pass which is for $35.00. My original watcard was expiring in 2017 and now I can't use any of the student benefits even though I'm still a student. I despise the watcard office and their rude staff.
 

11 comments

  1. That's harsh. Talk to Feds to see what can be done? UW's admin is complete and utter shit.

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  2. You'd have to go to the registrar's office to get them to change your status to "student" again. Watcard doesn't control who is considered a student - that comes from registrar/gso

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    1. Just went in and asked, they refused to give me one too, and were extremely rude about it. Can't believe I gave this university 60K.

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    2. That's UW for you. It's a privileged to attend and pay tuition in their eyes.

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    3. Were you on of the 2011 ish frosh with a May 2016 expected graduation that had one of the old blue and yellow cards with the extra year before expiry?

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  3. i think the watcard thingy is kinda sketchy. i mean u can't just walk right on to the bus without paying.

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    1. Bus passes are included in tuition for UW students. So we use our Watcards as bus passes, since we've already paid for it

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    2. i feel angry at the service. No tip for the bus driver

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  4. To be fair, you aren't paying for any of the student benefits UW offers right now. People abusing the system are the reason our fees are so bloody high.

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