The University of Oregon recently redesigned its campus card, and subsequently made the decision to re-card its campus community. Never a straightforward prospect, the re-carding has now seen some of the campus cardholders left without access to parking facilities they were previously able to access
A campus-wide re-carding event is a serious undertaking with inevitable bumps in the road, and according to a university release one such bump has come in the form of some campus cardholders losing access to parking facilities following the move to the new credentials. In the announcement the univeristy has instructed those cardholders, primarily faculty and staff, who park in campus garages to contact the university’s parking department upon receiving the new Duck ID card to ensure they will continue to have parking access.
The university is in the throws of issuing the new ID cards to all students, faculty and staff and though most embedded card features like appropriate building security access and declining balance data has automatically transferred to the new cards, garage access has not. This has led employees who use ID cards to park in campus garages to take an additional step to maintain access.
Faculty and staff affected by the card issuance caveat can remedy the issue by contacting Oregon’s Department of Parking and Transportation via phone and providing their name and their new proximity ID number — a 5-character code printed on the backs of the new ID cards. Parking staff will make sure garage access is updated appropriately.
The card design on Oregon’s previous ID card had been in place for over ten years and the university felt it was time for an update. The new design was created by a Oregon student. Oregon’s campus-wide re-carding process began with the first week of the winter term, while the old ID cards will be shut off on May 1.