Timely, Targeted Resources for Transitioning Your Campus

Prior to the pandemic, colleges and universities were adopting new thinking, tools, and technologies to meet student expectations and safely conduct business. Our short video highlights how schools are already making contactless connections.

Now that COVID-19 impacts all aspects of campus life, contactless transitions happen even more rapidly. We've created this resource for schools to explore new technologies easier and make campuses safer. You'll find:

  • A step-by-step guide to adopting contactless technologies in our ebook, Your Guide to Creating a Contactless Campus
  • Updates on products with contactless commerce and credential functionality and benefits
  • Quick links to touchnet.com news, blogs, podcasts, and webinars
  • Partner news
  • Curated content and more

We all look forward to moving beyond the pandemic. Until then, visit this page often to stay informed of the latest, most relevant information and news for colleges and universities.


ContactlessCampus ebook

Contactless Campus eBook

Get to know the terms, tools, and technologies driving the transition to contactless campuses.

TouchNet OrderAhead app

OrderAhead App

Give students the ability to order, schedule, and pick up food and arrange contactless services across campus.

Contactless Checklist

Contactless Checklist

Keep track of technologies that complement your social distancing efforts and make campus safer.

Curated Insights to Help You Keep Campus Safer

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contactless campus blog resources

These TouchNet blog posts curate important pandemic resources you might have missed. Read more

๐Ÿ’ฌ How Simple Payment Methods Can Recruit International Students to Your University

The pandemic negatively impacted Higher Ed international student recruiting. Colleges and universities can simplify online payments to reverse the trend. Read now →

๐Ÿ’ฌ 4 Higher Ed Strategies to Address Data Privacy and Ethical Concerns

Is your campus using more digital solutions? These best practices and suggestions can help manage the data they generate. Read now →

๐Ÿ’ฌ How to Improve Student Experience with Technology

Schools that use technology to communicate with students can take steps to ensure their tools retain a human element. Read now →

๐Ÿ’ฌ Humanizing Technology for Student Success

Our three-part guest blog series explores the opportunities and considerations contactless technologies present. Read now →

๐Ÿ’ฌ 5 Ways Going Contactless Can Engage Students and Improve Campus Life

Dining apps like TouchNet's OrderAhead give schools and students a variety of contactless dining-related options. Read now →

๐Ÿ’ฌ 4 Ways Higher Ed Can Create Contactless Campuses

Schools have a wide array of budget-friendly best practices, procedures, and solutions to reduce contact points during specific transactions. Read now →

๐Ÿ’ฌ COVID-19 Cements the Growing Case for Tuition Insurance

Tuition insurance gives students and their families an active opportunity to protect their college investment. Read now →

๐Ÿ’ฌ Helpful Tips to Maintain Security and PCI Compliance During Covid-19

Global Payments offers timely tips for conducting secure, compliant business operations. Read now →

๐Ÿ’ฌ Faster and Simplified: The Next Generation of Refunds

Looking for a contactless way to process refunds? Hereโ€™s a quick update of your options. Read now →

๐Ÿ’ฌ PCI SSC Guidance for Remote Payment Processing

Global Payments offers timely tips for conducting secure, compliant business operations. Read now →

contactless campus news resources

TouchNet brings your contactless campus-related news from across the country and around the world. Read more

๐ŸŒ TouchNet Ready Partner Program Helps Starship Robot Deliver to Campus

With its delivery robots, TouchNet Ready Partner Starship Technologies puts a high-tech spin on contactless dining that keeps campuses safer. Read now →

๐ŸŒ TouchNet Announces Contactless Campus Resource Page

New website resource will keep schools informed and help them make important campus safety decisions. Read now →

contactless campus podcast resources

Join host Heather Richmond for informative conversations with our worldwide campus partners. Read more

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Student Housing Post-COVID

Adirondack Solutions' Jason Gross and Michael Fogarty join host Heather Richmond to talk about pandemic-related campus housing changes. Listen now →

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Using Data to Create Success

Listen as Lindsay Wayt, Director of Analytics at NACUBO shares with Heather how analytics enable schools to better serve students. Listen now →

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Positive Outcomes from the Pandemic

From business continuity to virtual queuing, Heather and Texas State Treasurer Valarie Van Vlack discuss her school's contactless efforts to serve students. Listen now →

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Working Toward a Contactless Campus

Host Heather Richmond and Jennifer McNeill, ONEcard Manager, University of Alberta, discuss the university's transition to contactless technologies during the pandemic. Listen now →

contactless campus webinar resources

Live or on-demand, gain solution-specific knowledge and insights to help you pivot to a contactless campus. Read more

๐Ÿ“น How Mobile IDs Will Transform the Student Experience

Explore the shift to contactless, mobile-first solutions and discover how your institution can expand its reach and improve student engagement. Watch now →

๐Ÿ“น Reopening the Campus: Preparedness for a Non-Contact World

Learn from our higher ed panel about the technologies, goals, and procedures schools are employing to enroll students, resume classes, and maintain safety. Watch now →

๐Ÿ“น Your Path to a Contactless Campus

From NFC to mobile wallets to virtual queuing, this webinar will familiarize you with the terms and technologies that can help you transition to contactless commerce. Watch now →

๐Ÿ“น Transition to Transform: Business Continuity in Unexpected Situations

TouchNet's Client Advisory Board panelists discuss how their schools adopted a โ€œtransition to transformโ€ mindset during campus shutdowns and whether these changes will affect long-term plans. Watch now →