New ID cards, other changes on the way

Author: Marissa Gebhard


Beginning this summer and continuing this fall, the University will be migrating all ID cards to a new ID card that uses contactless technology. The new contactless Irish1Card will improve the security and speed of transactions across campus and increase the security of card accounts and access through data encryption. The new technology will also position the University for future technology developments and applications and will enhance operational efficiencies across campus.

Shuttle routes and technology
Based on feedback from the University community, which was informed by recommendations from the Parking Committee, the University is expecting to refine shuttle routes and pilot a shuttle-tracking app in August 2017 for faculty and staff. The campus community will see detailed information about the routes and schedule this summer. When students return to campus in the fall, the entire campus community and visitors will be able to view real-time location information of each shuttle on the MobileND app and the Notre Dame shuttle’s website.

From May 22 to May 29, the ID card system will be upgraded to the new Irish1Card system. During this time, cash and credit cards will be the only method of payment accepted at locations that usually accept ID card payments, including department charges, Domer Dollars and Flex Points.

Beginning in June, newly issued cards will contain both a contactless chip and a magnetic stripe. ID cards will continue to include the magnetic stripe until campus readers are transitioned completely to contactless technology over the next few years.

Beginning August 16, the Campus Card Office will host an ID card road show at over 15 locations across campus for the entire campus community to receive new ID cards. Sites will be stationed throughout campus in September, October and November and cover multiple shifts.

Department charges 
going paperless
Faculty and staff who have authorization to purchase for their department are encouraged to link their ID card to their department’s FOAPAL in order to continue to be able to make purchases on campus for their department. Campus ID cards will replace all paper FOAPAL forms by May 30. Directions on how to link an ID card to a FOAPAL are available on the Irish1Card website:

Parking lot signage
To complement the beauty of our campus, promote safety, and create a welcoming campus environment with clear and consistent signage, Facilities Design and Operation is leading a multi-phase initiative over the next one and a half years that will include new parking lot identification signage, vehicular signage and pedestrian wayfinding signage. Beginning on Tuesday, May 30, until Thursday, July 6, new parking lot signs will be installed near the entrance to every parking lot on campus. In addition, new banner signs with light pole numbering will be installed in the larger parking lots between Tuesday, May 30, and Tuesday, June 27. The banner sign installation will temporarily disrupt parking near the light poles. Further details will be communicated to campus.