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.
As reported by the PCC Courier, students use their LancerCards to access computer labs, learning assistance centers, rec facilities and library resources. These types of functions are standard fare for a campus credential, but the LancerCard also provides a variety of discounts on entertainment beyond the confines of campus.
PCC students can, for example, purchase discounted concert tickets to select events at the Hollywood Bowl and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, sometimes for as little as $10 or $20. The only requisite for these ticket deals are that the student must be enrolled full-time and must register and set up an account with the LA Phil website.
Beyond music, students can access other cultural hubs at a discounted rate. The Norton Simon Museum in Old Town Pasadena offers free admission to students with a valid ID, while the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pacific Asia Museum and the Pasadena Museum of History offer discounted rates to students who show their LancerCard at the gate.
Going to the movies has become almost comically expensive in recent years, but PCC students with a LancerCard ID can catch a midnight showing of a new release at a cheaper, matinee price.
Topping the lot, however, is a discount offered to PCC students at the various theme parks located in the Los Angeles area.
The LancerCard provides discounts at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, as well as at Universal Studios Hollywood in Burbank with students saving as much as $30 on admission. Discounted tickets are available on both the park websites and through PCC’s student bank located on campus.
There are seemingly countless practical uses and applications for the contemporary student ID card, but throwing in the occasional entertainment-centric perk could be a great way to capture students’ attention while fostering a renewed appreciation for your university’s ID.