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Santa Clara University offers contactless student IDs on iPhones, Apple Watches

Santa Clara University students, faculty, and staff with Apple iPhones or Apple Watches can now “go mobile” and leave their ACCESS ID cards at home.

Thanks to a partnership with Apple and the solution provider Transact Mobile Credential, students and others on campus can now add their ACCESS student ID card to Apple Wallet. 

Like they do with so many credit cards, Starbucks payments, movie tickets, or airline boarding passes, students at SCU can now use their iPhone and Apple Watch for everything they need their student ID for: accessing buildings, attending athletic events, purchasing meals, checking out books from the library, and more.

SCU expects to have the majority of its 5,500 undergraduate students utilizing the mobile ACCESS credential by the end of the academic year. Santa Clara students are using their mobile credentials and enjoying faster, secure transactions.

“We are pleased that we could work closely with Apple and Transact to bring the ease and convenience of using just iPhone or Watch to get around on and off campus to all of our students,” says Robin Reynolds, associate vice president for Auxiliary Services.

Situated in the heart of Silicon Valley, just down the road from Apple’s headquarters, Santa Clara University partnered with Transact Mobile Credential and Apple during the initial pilot program. Transact is the credential solution provider that offers NFC-enabled contactless mobile IDs for iPhone and Apple Watch.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.