New Irish1Card Design Approved

Author: Colleen O'Connor

Irish1card Winning Design

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,” said Dan Tormey, Irish1Card program director.

The current I.D. card system will be permanently shut down after Commencement in May.

The new Irish1Card system, featuring smart card technology, is scheduled to go live sometime the week following  Commencement.

Here is what you need to know:

  • A major campus re-carding Initiative” will begin on August 16th at the South Dining Hall. It will  continue through October and expand to other campus buildings to offer convenience. A schedule for this will be published at a later date.
  • Re-carding is required for everyone with a Notre Dame Net ID.
  • On-call and temporary staff will follow the same procedure as usual, i.e, replacing their card on  the date of expiration, and therefore are not part of the re-carding initiative.
  • Your current card will continue to be valid through the re-carding initiative.
  • Everything currently on your card 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 in Grace Hall (fourth floor) throughout the summer.

The Irish1Card will feature contactless technology in addition to the traditional magnetic stripe. This affords enhanced security of card accounts and privileges as well as improved operational efficiencies and speed of transactions. The switch to contactless will position the University for future upgrades in card technology.

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