Purdue University today announced that it has launched its new Purdue Mobile ID. Purdue students can now add their ID to Apple Wallet or Google Wallet and use their iPhone, Apple Watch or Android devices to conveniently and securely access campus buildings, purchase meals and more.
The digital ID is available in the Transact eAccounts app for undergraduate students on the West Lafayette, Indiana campus only. Meanwhile, graduate students, faculty, and other staff will continue to use physical ID cards. While current students are still able to use their physical ID, or the digital version if they prefer, beginning this summer, all incoming undergraduate Purdue students will move to the Purdue Mobile ID and not be issued a physical ID card.
Students can use the digital ID to access dorms, libraries, gyms, bookstores, and other areas on and off campus, and to pay for meals and laundry around campus. Express Mode allows students to hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a card reader to gain access. Express Mode is enabled by default. If this mode is turned off, students will be required to authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID, or a passcode.
“We’re thrilled to build on our on-campus experience and roll out Purdue Mobile ID to our students,” said Loribeth Hettinger, senior associate bursar of ID Card Operations/Support. “This will greatly simplify some of our bottlenecks by streamlining our ID card distribution processes to our incoming freshmen while also meeting student expectations – and even save them the time and resources they end up spending when losing a physical card.”