Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

U.S. Bank-backed student ID does it all at Colorado university

Friday, April 15, 2011

U.S. Bank and Colorado State University-Pueblo are partnering to produce the ThunderCard, a campus card that grants students access to their dorm rooms, serves as a meal ticket and also acts as an ATM/debit card for those who sign up for the bank’s services.

According to the Pueblo Chieftain newspaper, the university is one of eight schools nationwide using a similar card.


“This new technology will provide many everyday conveniences for our students, faculty and staff,” added A. Ramon Garcia, auxiliary services director at CSU-Pueblo.

“U.S. Bank is excited about adding Colorado State University-Pueblo to our list of campus banking partners,” said Alice Birch, president of U.S. Bank in the Pueblo market.

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Waukesha County Technical College has started its search for a new banking partner to fill its on-campus location.

A 2009 poll conducted at the Waukesha County Technical College found that 69% of students would use an on-campus bank. Now, the school is seeking proposals for a full-service branch on its Pewaukee campus.

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The South Dakota State University student ID has undergone a name change and rebranding. Now called the MyJacks Card, the student credentials maintain their previous functionality but feature a new look.

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Between paying for books, housing and food, the cost of a college education seemingly grows more expensive each year. In an effort to alleviate these costs, Fairmont State University students struggling to make ends meet can turn to The Nest Student Food Bank to supplement their dining expenses.

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Rutgers University has approved a new student preferred name policy that will enable students to use preferred names instead of legal names on official class rosters, the university’s learning resource management system Sakai and the Rutgers Electronic Grading and Information System.

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