TouchNet Now Offers Mobile Student IDs with Apple Wallet

12/13/2021 3:05:00 PM

LENEXA, Kan. – TouchNet, a Global Payments company, now offers mobile student IDs in Apple Wallet through its OneCard Campus ID solution, giving students the ability to use their iPhones or Apple Watch to complete any action for which they would normally need their physical ID card. 

Iphone with mobile student ID in Apple Wallet on screen.

For campus administrators, the biggest advantage of using OneCard Campus ID for mobile student IDs in Apple Wallet is the ability to provision for either a school’s existing mobile app or TouchNet’s 360u mobile app, which streamlines the experience for all users. Additionally, OneCard Campus ID offers advanced reporting across student activities, payments, and point-of-sale transactions, as well as more secure transactions and better on campus security through improved credentials and access management.

Beyond digital and physical security, mobile student IDs drive more contactless transactions across campus. As administrators make plans to bring people back to campus, mobile IDs can help provide additional safety and peace of mind to students and families.

“The digital transformation on college campuses has accelerated over the past year and led the way for higher adoption of a contactless campus approach,” said Adam McDonald, President of TouchNet. “Offering institutions a mobile-first blueprint gives them the flexibility and the options needed to create positive change. We’re proud to introduce this technology in a way that seamlessly integrates with existing systems to deliver the best student experience on campus.”

Northern Arizona University (NAU) is the first university to adopt mobile student IDs in Apple Wallet with OneCard Campus ID. Starting this fall semester, NAU students can add their JacksCards to Apple Wallet just as they would a payment card. Because of TouchNet’s deep integrations with existing technology on campus, mobile student IDs will be connected to more services than physical ID cards were previously. Once a student’s ID card is added to Apple Wallet, the student can use an iPhone or Apple Watch to access dorms, buildings, libraries, and dining halls, as well as gain entry to events, purchase tickets, pay at bookstores, and more. 

“NAU has a long history of fostering innovation and providing unique student experiences on our campuses,” said Steven Burrell, NAU’s Chief Information Officer. “With the help of Apple, TouchNet, HID, and Modo Labs, we are excited to introduce this breakthrough innovation around integrated digital credentials, and re-imagine and transform the student experience for Lumberjacks.”

OneCard Campus ID works across campus and provisioning mobile student IDs in Apple Wallet is available to all OneCard schools. Campuses must be NFC-ready to adopt the solution. To see if your campus is ready for mobile student IDs and to learn more about TouchNet’s integration with Apple Wallet, visit www.touchnet.com/en/Solutions/OneCard-VIP/AppleWallet .