Irish1Card design chosen

by Colleen O'Connor, NDWorks

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Faculty, staff and students — 4,600 of them — expressed their opinion on the design for the new campus ID card after a campus-wide voting invitation went out in January. “We are thrilled with the level of interest across the campus community, as evidenced by the large number of participants,” says Dan Tormey, Irish1Card program director.

The new Irish1Card will feature a contactless chip that will allow data to be transmitted when held within a few inches of the card reader. This new technology affords enhanced security of card accounts and privileges as well as improved operational efficiencies and speed of transactions. The switch to a contactless chip will also position the University for future upgrades in card technology.

The new Irish1Card system is scheduled to go live the week following Commencement.
Here is what you need to know:

• A major campus re-carding Initiative will begin for students on August 16 at the South Dining Hall, followed by drop-in sessions for faculty and staff beginning in mid-September across campus. Details will be communicated to staff over the next few months
• Everyone with a Notre Dame net ID will need to replace their card.
• On-call and temporary staff will replace their card on the date of expiration.
• Current ID cards for faculty, staff, and students will continue to be valid through the re-carding initiative.
• All monetary balances and building access currently on ID cards will transfer over to your new Irish1Card.
• First time card holders and those seeking to replace lost, stolen or expired cards can still go to the Card Office on the fourth floor of Grace Hall throughout the summer.

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