Starting today, students at three universities will be able to use Apple Wallet on their iPhone and Apple Watch as their student ID card.
The program will launch at Duke University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Oklahoma beginning today. Johns Hopkins, Santa Clara and Temple Universities will be participating by the end of this school year.
Starting today, students at three universities are among the first to enjoy the convenience of using just their iPhone and Apple Watch to get around on and off campus. At Duke University and the Universities of Alabama and Oklahoma, students can now add their ID card to Apple Wallet and use it to pay quickly and easily for laundry, coffee or lunch, and even get into their dorms, the gym or the school library.
“iPhone and Apple Watch have brought us into a new era of mobility, helping to transform everyday experiences,” said Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services. “When we launched Apple Pay, we embarked on a goal to replace the physical wallet. By adding transit, loyalty cards and contactless ticketing we have expanded the capabilities of Wallet beyond payments, and we’re now thrilled to be working with campuses on adding contactless student ID cards to bring customers even more easy, convenient and secure experiences.”
The new feature will allow students to access their dorm, dining hall, gym, library and campus events using only their iPhone or Apple Watch. Students will hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near the reader anywhere physical student ID cards are accepted, both on and off campus.