Student life is going to be getting a little more convenient for Purdue University students.
The university announced today that it now has enabled students to add their student IDs to the Apple Wallet app on their iPhone and Apple Watch which will be put in the form of a digital ID.
By doing this, it allows students to have their ID scanned from either said iPhone or Apple Watch and access things like the campus cafeteria, buildings, events on the campus, dorms, and other places.
This currently available for undergraduates students on the West Lafayette campus, but graduate students, faculty, and others will still have to use their physical ID cards. Incoming students will no longer be getting issued physical cards, according to Purdue.
Beth McCuskey, vice provost for Purdue Student Life, said this move is a perfect fit for the students and overall campus.
“We know that Purdue students have high expectations for their technology solutions, and mobile credentialing naturally fits in this space,” she said. “We are excited to launch Purdue Mobile ID as a new way to enhance the student experience.”
Students that have Express Mode turned on their iPhone will be able to be “pinged” into buildings by simply holding their iPhone or Apple Watch near a reader to get access inside. Those that do not have that featured on will have to authenticate with either Face ID, Touch ID, or the passcode on their device.
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