UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Today, Penn State launched its new mobile id+ card, allowing students to use their iPhone, Apple Watch or Android device to access campus housing facilities and conveniently and securely make transactions such as purchasing meals across the University.
“The University is one step closer to a seamless student experience,” said David Snyder, assistant vice president for Auxiliary and Business Services. “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.”
With the new 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.
Penn State is installing contactless and tap-to-pay technology through a phased approach at all campuses. Physical cards will remain necessary, as not all University locations will accept mobile-only transactions, and access to academic buildings and other facilities and resources may still require the physical id+ card to be present.
Setting up 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 access the Penn State Go app and select the id+ card icon. Either way, it will provide students with convenient access to set up their mobile id+ card. Visit the id+ card website for the links to download and access your mobile id+ card.