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Top 5 benefits of distributed issuance for campus cards

Why should you consider distributed issuance for campus cards? The traditional card issuance process that provides each student their personalized card often results in long wait queues, creating an unpleasant experience for students and faculty.

MIT enables alumni to access campus buildings via campus card

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is granting alumni access to select campus buildings via a digital or physical alumni MIT ID card. The new policy took effect in October, and adds a host of benefits in addition to building access.

Webinar with Mohawk College details move to cloud hosted card system

Join Mohawk College, CampusIDNews, NACCU, and TouchNet for a candid conversation detailing how technology can provide automations and efficiencies to support both auxiliary services and budget pressures. Specifically, the webinar will discuss when campuses should consider cloud hosted card transaction systems.

American University students question dorm lockout policy

Students at American University are asking questions about a policy dealing with students being locked out of their dorm rooms. The policy states that those living in on campus residences will be charged an administrative fee of $25 on their third lockout request starting this month.

NACCU Blog: The benefits of different personality types in a card office

In a recent entry to NACCU's Positive IDentity Blog, Sara Featherlin, Assistant Director of the ID Center at the University of Illinois System, discusses the importance of having a variety of personalities in the card office. Specifically, she highlights the value of having both specialists, and "multipotentialites."

U. of Minnesota adds public transit via student ID

Beginning in fall 2022, more than 39,000 University of Minnesota students who pay a Transportation and Safety Fee gained access to a Universal Transit Pass (UTP). The UTP allows students unlimited rides on regional public transit providers by way of their student ID (U Card).

Drexel details the perks of its DragonCard student ID

Drexel University has published a helpful guide detailing the many benefits that the university's student ID card, the DragonCard, provides for members of the campus community. In an official university release, Drexel students are reminded of why the DragonCard is so vital to life on campus and beyond.

CampusIDChat: Upgrading access control technology

Tim Nyblom, Director of End User Business Development for Higher Education at HID Global, discusses upgrading legacy access control technology on campus. It’s an important industry discussion, with a considerable number of universities still leveraging mag stripe, prox and even bar codes for various applications.

California Lutheran offers preferred names on campus cards

California Lutheran University is enabling its campus community to have preferred names on student identification cards and emails. California Lutheran has enabled name changes on documents since the 2016 fall semester, but this latest initiative now includes the student ID card and email address.

More than ever, open technology credentials make good business sense

Allegion's Jeff Koziol discusses the importance of open technology credentials and the flexibility it can afford a university. This is an issue that has only grown in importance over the past year, with supply chain challenges now impacting how campus card offices obtain consumables.
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