Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and campus card service provider CardSmith have announced plans for an expansion and upgrade to the school’s campus ID card program.
The new Hawk Card will offer the university’s 9,000 students cashless access to an expanded range of campus facilities and services including the bookstore, dining venues, vending machines, print and copy services, mobile payments, campus offices and off-campus merchants. The card can also be used for facility and library privileges as well as a bank debit card.
The university is upgrading its card production capabilities and will be issuing new encoded digital image cards to all students. Campus-hosted card systems previously utilized for ID card transaction services are being retired. The program is scheduled to go live in early July.
The new Hawk Card will be powered by CardSmith’s managed, cloud-based transaction system, enabling the school to provide campus-wide transaction services without local systems, software or dedicated administrative staff. CardSmith’s systems will process the university’s meal plans and Hawk Cash, an upgraded prepaid spending account that’s used off-campus as well.
The university’s new service features Web and mobile cardholder account access and funds transfer service, optional parent account access, on-line reporting and 24/7 monitoring. CardSmith will manage a Cardholder Care service for the program and provide marketing services that include a dedicated card program web site and direct mail services.