The HawkCard is the university's official photo identification and access card. The Hawk Card will be one of your most valuable possessions during your association with Illinois Institute of Technology.

HawkCard Uses

The HawkCard serves many purposes on campus. Scanning the HawkCard provides access to the following campus services:

Academic/Campus Buildings

Standard HawkCard access is assigned to students, faculty, staff, affliates, and tenants upon issuance of their HawkCard in accordance with campus building operating hours.

Resident Housing AND Meal Plans

Use the HawkCard to access your residence hall/room and your meal plan.

Keating Sports Center

Present your HawkCard to utilize recreational services provided by Keating Sports Center.

Permit Parking Lots

The HawkCard is the official access control device to enter parking gates on campus.

Library Services

Present your HawkCard to utilize services provided by Galvin Library.


Carry your HawkCard and carry less cash! TechCash is accepted at ACaPS, the campus bookstore, dining services, office and postal services, Student Health and Wellness Center, 7-Eleven, and campus vending locations.