Apple to expand contactless student ID cards to 12 more universities this coming school year
Apple has confirmed that students at 12 additional universities across the United States will be able to add their student IDs to the Wallet app in the upcoming school year, allowing them to get around campus, access dorms and make contactless purchases using an iPhone or Apple Watch.
Shared within an update posted to the Apple Newsroom on Tuesday, Apple said students studying at Clemson University, Georgetown University, University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky, University of San Francisco, University of Vermont, Arkansas State University, South Dakota State University, Norfolk State University, Louisburg College, University of North Alabama, and Chowan University will all see support for contactless student ID cards in the Wallet app this coming school year.
Contactless ID cards will be accepted anywhere physical student ID cards are able to be scanned — on and off campus. The cards will be sorted in the Wallet app on iPhone, with students able to scan their phone or paired Apple Watch for the quickest entry possible to buildings around campus.
“We’re happy to add to the growing number of schools that are making getting around campus easier than ever with iPhone and Apple Watch,” said Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services. “We know students love this feature. Our university partners tell us that since launch, students across the country have purchased 1.25 million meals and opened more than 4 million doors across campuses by just tapping their iPhone and Apple Watch.”
Duke University, University of Oklahoma, University of Alabama, Temple University, Johns Hopkins University, Marshall University and Mercer University already offer their students, faculty and staff the ease, convenience and security of contactless student IDs in Wallet.