Campus ID News
Card, mobile credential, payment and security
Starship Nevada

U. of Nevada deploys Startship delivery robots

Andrew Hudson   ||   Jul 23, 2021  ||   ,

The University of Nevada is preparing to launch a fleet of twenty Starship delivery robots this fall to enable students easier and more convenient access to campus dining options. Nevada will join a growing number of universities to deploy robot delivery on campus, as the popularity and utility of mobile ordering continues to grow.

According to an official university release, the Starship delivery robots will be delivering food, drinks and snacks from a range of on-campus restaurants and cafés starting this fall with a proposed August 23 launch date. The delivery robots will be available to all Nevada students, staff, faculty and visitors.

Chartwells Higher Education, Nevada's food-service provider, has partnered with Starship Technologies to roll out the autonomous delivery robots on the Reno campus. Students, faculty and staff will be able to order on-demand food deliveries from any of the 20 Starship robots and track their order in real-time.

“We’re excited to be one of the first campuses in the world to be able to offer this service to our students, staff and faculty,” says Heidi Rich, marketing director for Nevada Dining. “We continue to expand our dining options and now, with Starship Technologies, are able to offer a contactless, low-cost, fast and friendly way to deliver.”

To utilize the delivery service, users must first download the Starship Food Delivery app from the App store or Google Play. Students can open the Starship Deliveries mobile app, choose the items they would like from one of the available Nevada Dining locations, then select their location by dropping a pin on the campus map where they want their order to be delivered.

From within the app, users can watch the robot’s journey in real-time on the interactive map. Once the robot arrives, the user will receive an alert to meet the robot and unlock it via the app. Delivery usually takes just a matter of minutes, depending on the menu items ordered and the distance the robot must travel. Each robot can carry up to 20 pounds at a time.

The final preparation for Nevada's Starship deployment is a finalization of campus mapping and configuration, which enables the robots to successfully navigate the sidewalks and pedestrian areas of campus.

“We kindly ask our campus community to be patient with Nevada Dining and our delivery robots as they continue to map and configure their service for our campus,” says Rich. “We look forward to our launch when they will be delivering from most of the Nevada Dining restaurant locations by Monday, August 23.”

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter


May 26, 23 / ,

Penn State adds mobile ordering to campus app

Penn State has added a mobile ordering feature to its comprehensive campus mobile app, Penn State Go. The Penn State Eats Mobile function is available for use by students on the flagship University Park campus, as well as across the university's Commonwealth Campuses.
May 26, 23 / ,

NAU leverages delivery robots to support late-night dining

Northern Arizona is leveraging Starship delivery robots and the mobile ordering app in a clever way to prop up late night dining, and putting a twist on the ghost kitchen concept. The university has launched its Hole in the Wall dining window that now serves either pickup or robot delivery for students by offering a number of dining concepts all from a single, concession-style window.
May 25, 23 / ,

HID's Technology Partner Program helps companies develop mobile solutions

Trusted identity solutions provider, HID Global, has announced its HID Origo Technology Partner Program, the company’s first program dedicated to partners with a focus on mobile technologies. The Origo Technology Partner Program is designed to help technology partners by providing the ideal platform for organizations to design, test, and market products that integrate with HID Origo via APIs and SDKs.
CIDN logo reversed
The only publication dedicated to the use of campus cards, mobile credentials, identity and security technology in the education market. CampusIDNews – formerly CR80News – has served more than 6,500 subscribers for more than two decades.

Join us, @NACCUorg, and @TouchNet to explore how campus card programs can successfully navigate the sales and procurement process. Join the webinar on June 6, 2 pm EDT.

Webinar: Learn how the University of Arizona uses campus cards, mobile ordering, kiosks, lockers, and robots to revolutionize campus dining. April 7, 2-2:30 EDT. Register Now at

Load More...
CampusIDNews is published by AVISIAN Publishing
315 E. Georgia St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301[email protected]
Use our contact form to submit tips, corrections, or questions to our team.
©2023 CampusIDNews. All rights reserved.