UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania — Today, Penn State launched its new Mobile ID Card+, allowing students to use their iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android device to access campus accommodations and make convenient, secure transactions like than purchasing meals through the University.
“The University is one step closer to a seamless student experience,” said David Snyder, assistant vice president of ancillary and business services. “Now students can use their mobile id+ card to access resources and transact with the tap of their device, giving our students the freedom and convenience of a digital campus.”
With the new mobile id+ card, students can simply hold their device to a reader to access residence halls and common buildings, transact with LionCash, access their meal plans, make purchases at vending machines and pay for laundry.
Penn State is installing contactless and tap-to-pay technology through a phased approach on all campuses. Physical cards will continue to be required, as not all university locations will accept mobile-only transactions, and access to university buildings and other facilities and resources may still require the physical id+ card to be present.
Configuring the mobile id+ card
Students can watch the step-by-step video illustrating how to set up the mobile id+ card on devices. To get started, download the Transact eAccounts app or go to the Penn State Go app and select the id+ card icon. Either way, it will provide students with convenient access to configure their mobile id+ card. Visit the id+ card website for links to download and access your mobile id+ card.