Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Southern Illinois issues new Dawg Tags

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Students at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale have until Oct. 1 to get their new Dawg Tag IDs. The university switched over to the new system in the summer, removing the Social Security number from the card and from the magnetic stripe. The students will now have a randomly assigned ID number.

However, students are being encouraged to make the transition as soon as possible. The library is already using the new system and if students go to check out books with their old ID, it will take extra time as the student’s records will have to be accessed manually.

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Students at the University of Illinois can now use their smart phone to pay for parking at campus meters.

The new Pay By Phone system is up and running at the university’s main campus and according to the Daily Illini could see rollouts to off-campus locations in Champaign and Urbana as well.

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With universities wanting their dining halls to be social hubs for students, unlimited meal plans are growing in popularity and the need to accurately and rapidly identify students at the dining hall entrance is a vital concern.

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The University of New Brunswick is adding a unique feature to its campus ID by harkening back the oldest payment method around, cash.

The new university identification cards double as cash cards that can be used at selected businesses on campus. The new IDs have seemingly been a big hit, as an estimated 1,100 students have already made the switch to the new credential.

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Annual CR80News campus card banking survey

It seems that banks are picking and choosing their battles when it comes to campus card partnerships, with some expanding their reach and others holding steady at their previous numbers. With subtle overall growth, however, it seems that it’s business as usual despite possible future regulations.

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Students at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Ill. have been swiping on and off the school bus for a couple of years but now parents can check when and where they tapped their IDs with a system from MyFirstPass, developed by the First Student bus company.

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