Purdue Becomes Latest University to Launch Student IDs in Apple Wallet App

Purdue University today announced that students can now add their ID to the Apple Wallet and Google Wallet apps, allowing them to use their iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android smartphone to securely access campus buildings, purchase meals, and more.

Purdue University Student ID Apple Wallet
The digital ID is available in the Transact eAccounts app for undergraduate students on the West Lafayette, Indiana campus only, while graduate students, faculty, and other staff will continue to use physical ID cards, according to Purdue. The university said current students are still able to use their physical ID, or the digital version if they prefer, but incoming undergraduates will no longer be issued a plastic card starting this summer.

The digital ID can be used to access dorms, libraries, gyms, book stores, and other areas on and off campus, and to pay for meals and laundry around campus. Express Mode is turned on automatically for student IDs added to Apple Wallet, allowing students to simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a card reader to gain access. If this mode is turned off, authenticating with Face ID, Touch ID, or a passcode is required.

Apple Wallet has supported student IDs since late 2018, and the technology is now available at dozens of colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada. Purdue says it has around 50,000 students at its West Lafayette campus.

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sw1tcher Avatar
15 months ago

So if you're a college student with an Android phone, does that mean you just have to carry physical ID like a chump? :eek:
Dude. It's litterally in the 1st sentence...

Purdue University today announced that students can now add their ID to the Apple Wallet and Google Wallet apps, allowing them to use their iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android smartphone to securely access campus buildings, purchase meals, and more.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
15 months ago
Another reason why all Purdue University students should get an iPhone. ? ?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aves Avatar
15 months ago
I'm still waiting for my state to launch Driver's license in the wallet!!!! ?
???
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Xavier Avatar
15 months ago

So if you're a college student with an Android phone, does that mean you just have to carry physical ID like a chump? :eek:
No. It is also available on Android, per the article.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Verified Whiskey Avatar
15 months ago

I'm still waiting for my state to launch Driver's license in the wallet!!!! ?
???
I feel your pain :/
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joe Rossignol Avatar
15 months ago

No. It is also available on Android, per the article.

Dude. It's litterally in the 1st sentence...

Purdue University today announced that students can now add their ID to the Apple Wallet and Google Wallet apps, allowing them to use their iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android smartphone to securely access campus buildings, purchase meals, and more.
Yeah, I didn't mention it in the headline since this is an Apple news website.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)