Penn State launches contactless mobile student IDs for NFC devices

DIGITAL ID: Students can store their mobile ID on their NFC phone or smartwatch for contactless access on campus

Penn State University in the US has launched a digital student identity card that students can store on their Apple or Android NFC smartphone or smartwatch and use to access campus buildings and to make contactless on-campus purchases.

Once they have generated their Penn State Mobile ID+ card, students “can simply hold their device to a reader to access residence halls and commons buildings, make transactions using LionCash, access their meal plans, make purchases at vending machines and pay for laundry,” the university says.

A short video shows how students can create and use their mobile ID.

“The university is one step closer to a seamless student experience,” Penn State’s David Snyder says.

“Now students can use their Mobile ID+ card to access resources and complete transactions with just a simple tap of their device, giving our students the freedom and convenience of a digital campus.”

Penn State announced in November 2022 that it planned to launch mobile student IDs.

Penn State launches contactless mobile student IDs for NFC devices was written by Tom Phillips and published by NFCW.

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