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Month: May 2021

U. of Colorado Colorado Springs launches mobile credentials

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is now enabling students, faculty, and staff to add their Lion OneCard to their smartphones and watches to leverage mobile credentials across campus. The move to mobile credentials is being led by UCCS' Office of Information Technology and includes a mobile credentialing program, contactless payment, building access, and more.

Northern Michigan offers food credit for students who upload proof of vaccine

Northern Michigan University will offer $100 food credits, to be loaded on campus card accounts, to any students and staff that upload proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. The proof of vaccination will be uploaded to individuals' university accounts via NMU's Bridge App, and the dining credits can be used by swiping an NMU ID card at checkout.

Flex Out Hunger event at Virginia Tech raises $28k in donations

Virginia Tech recently held its annual Flex Out Hunger event, a program that uses student flex funds from dining plans to raise money for the Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program (MCEAP) and the Student Emergency Fund. The program enables students to donate leftover funds from their meal plans, with this year’s event raising $21,265.02 and $7,088.34 for the two charities respectively.

Auburn issuing new contactless cards to campus community

Auburn University is in the process of installing new, contactless card readers on all doors across campus as part of a project that will see all students, faculty and staff be issued new contactless credentials. The campus-wide overhaul is intended to enable easier access to university facilities with contactless entry, as well as increase security as the university moves away from its existing magstripe infrastructure.

Penn State students donate $29k in dining dollars to Swipe Out Hunger

Penn State students put up impressive donation numbers during Earth Week this past April, raising more than $29,000 for the Student Emergency Fund by donating extra dining dollars from their campus meal plans. The leftover dining dollars were donated to the charitable organization, Swipe Out Hunger, which has quickly become one of the leading food donation programs for universities across the country.

Western Washington relocates card office, plans move to mobile credentials

Western Washington University is revamping its campus card office services, moving issuance operations to a more central hub in the university's Student Business Office, as well as implementing mobile credentials for students and staff. The transition of card office location and oversight has been years in the making, as has moving the Western Card onto student mobile devices.

2021 NACCU Awards rundown

The National Association of Campus Card Users announced the winners of its annual NACCU Awards during a virtual Awards Ceremony event. Here's the full rundown of the individuals and institutions honored for their accomplishments over the past year.

Transact hosts virtual town hall on back-to-school prep, tech for social distancing

Campus transaction and payment solutions provider, Transact, will host a virtual town hall discussion covering students’ safe return to campuses and using technology in innovative ways to facilitate social distancing and limit person-to-person interactions. Campus executives from Tufts University, Grand Canyon University, and Georgia Institute of Technology will share their experiences during the "Preparing for Back to School with Transact Mobile Ordering – A Powerful Tool to Enforce Social Distancing" event.

Syracuse changes meal plans, consolidates declining balance accounts

Syracuse University has gone back to the campus dining drawing board, reworking its meal plan system and consolidating declining balance funds into a single account. The university's Housing, Meal Plan and I.D. Card Services Office has chosen a new block meal plan system that will take effect with the start of the 2021-22 academic year.

Transact introduces new CampusPay solution for cashiering

Campus payment solutions provider, Transact, has launched its new Transact CampusPay for Cashiering service. CampusPay enables higher education institutions to securely process online and in-person payments with PCI validated processes and Point-to-Point Encryption.

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