Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

University stresses the safety value of student ID cards

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

St. Edward’s University, like many other institutions, uses student ID cards for physical access to campus buildings as well as to make purchases on campus. These functions are in place as a safety measure and St. Edward’s is making sure to stress this to its students.

Whether because of property theft, personal security or facility damage, the university has identified its student and alumni recreation centers as spaces that require more stringent security protocols. Additionally, the classes that are taught in these buildings differ from traditional classes and pose security challenges. 

Pasadena City College offers discount entertainment with ID card

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A student’s life doesn’t have to be all work and no play. Moreover, when your university is located in a city like Pasadena, California where there’s a lot to do, why not take a study break?

Students at Pasadena City College are reaping the benefits of their enrollment by using their student ID, the LancerCard, to access a variety of campus resources as well as some fun off-campus discounts in the greater Los Angeles area. 

University of Toledo opens food pantry for students in need

Monday, October 13, 2014

The life of a college student is anything but lavish, and between tuition payments, living and food expenses, for some it can be difficult to make ends meet. It’s for this reason that the University of Toledo has opened its own food pantry for students in need of a meal.

The food pantry is located on Toledo’s campus in the basement of the interfaith center, and is open to any and all Toledo students that meet the pantry’s two requirements. The first requirement is a Toledo student status, whether undergrad, graduate, main campus or otherwise, and the student must hold a valid UT student ID. The second requirement is that the student must have a genuine need. 

Pick a card, any card?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A definitive rundown of cardstock materials and considerations

There are a number of considerations that a campus card office must navigate when delivering a robust and functional student credential. For instance, choosing the right printer, card technology and even the proper printing method are all vital concerns, but there is another decision that must be made that precludes each of these factors.

The cardstock itself comes in a number of different flavors, each carrying benefits and limitations. As ColorID’s project manager, Todd Brooks explains, selecting the right card material is a decision worth contemplating. 

Williams College opts for HID prox over mag stripe

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Students at Williams College are swapping their mag stripe student IDs for a new, combined mag stripe and proximity credential.

The new IDs will be used to gain access to building and study rooms on campus both during and after hours. 

Drake University adds more contactless door readers

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Drake University has added more contactless door readers following positive feedback on campus.

In response to faculty, students and staff, Drake Public Safety officials have are adding 11 new doors to the university’s electronic locking system. 

Students unconvinced by Tap and Go policy

Monday, October 6, 2014

A month-old security policy at Emerson College, called Tap and Go already has some off-campus students raising safety and usability concerns.

Under the new system, everyone entering an Emerson campus building must tap their IDs or be signed in. The policy also mandates that the outside doors of residence halls be locked automatically, requiring a campus ID to enter, according to a report in the Berkeley Beacon