A pilot program to expand the number of locations that accept the Washington University campus card is in the works, according to the school’s newspaper, Student Life.
The current system enables student IDs to be used for several other purposes, including laundry, vending machine, food and campus bookstore purchases.
Dining Services at the St. Louis, Mo.-based school is collaborating with local merchants to introduce the card to a few restaurants by the end of spring break.
Only four years ago, students carried bags of quarters to the laundry room in order to use the washing and drying machines. The student identification card then was only used for entering buildings.
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