UPDATE October 2, 2018

Apple adds support for contactless student ID cards in Wallet

iPhone and Apple Watch Make Getting Around Campus Easier Than Ever

A student walking into a building using an iPhone as her ID card.
Students at colleges including Duke University can now add their student ID cards to Wallet to get around campus using just iPhone and Apple Watch.
Starting today, students at three universities are among the first to enjoy the convenience of using just their iPhone and Apple Watch to get around on and off campus. At Duke University and the Universities of Alabama and Oklahoma, students can now add their ID card to Apple Wallet and use it to pay quickly and easily for laundry, coffee or lunch, and even get into their dorms, the gym or the school library.
“iPhone and Apple Watch have brought us into a new era of mobility, helping to transform everyday experiences,” said Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services. “When we launched Apple Pay, we embarked on a goal to replace the physical wallet. By adding transit, loyalty cards and contactless ticketing we have expanded the capabilities of Wallet beyond payments, and we’re now thrilled to be working with campuses on adding contactless student ID cards to bring customers even more easy, convenient and secure experiences.”
A student scanning his Apple Watch to pay for a meal on campus.
Paying for meals and snacks, whether at the dining hall or a favorite cafe in town, is easier than ever with a student ID card in Wallet.
With access to the dorm, dining hall, gym, library and campus events using only their iPhone or Apple Watch, students can now leave their physical wallets behind. Paying for supplies at the bookstore, for laundry or off campus for a meal has never been easier. Simply hold iPhone or Apple Watch near the reader anywhere physical student ID cards are accepted on and off campus.
A student badging into a campus building using his contactless student ID card on an iPhone.
Students can set their ID card to Express Mode for the quickest entry possible to buildings around campus.
The ability to add student IDs to Wallet will launch with Duke University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Oklahoma beginning today. Johns Hopkins, Santa Clara and Temple Universities will bring the capability by the end of this school year.

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