PHOENIX, AZ (September 25, 2020) — To support its Plan for Reopening, Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) is partnering with Transact Campus Inc. to roll out mobile ordering capabilities on its two New Jersey campuses. The mobile ordering solution provides a single platform across dining, retail and bookstores with integrated capacity management technology to effectively meet social distancing protocols.
“Prior to the pandemic, FDU was already working to update our technology and processes – COVID-19 only accelerated our plans and overall approach to how we can best serve students, faculty and staff,” said Bob Valenti, Associate Vice President of Auxiliary Services at FDU. “This is much more than providing new technology to students – it’s an opportunity to provide outstanding service to our school community and help ensure a safe environment for all.”
Transact’s Mobile Ordering solution is a secure, multi-channel solution that lets students control their online and mobile food ordering experience with on-campus dining halls and facilities and nearby eateries, as well as retail via Transact’s off-campus merchant program. FDU will outfit many of the solution’s capabilities, including using the mobile ordering app to track and maintain dining hall capacity limits to help facilitate social distancing requirements.
“As institutions plan for this semester and beyond, we’re all-in on supporting our clients with effortless solutions to help with the safe return to campus,” said Erica Bass, VP of Product Management at Transact. “The landscape of higher education continues to change in response to COVID-19, and Transact is committed to continually innovating on our solutions to exceed the market expectations.”
FDU’s fall 2020 semester began on August 17, with courses being delivered remotely. A limited number of in-person courses began September 14 on FDU’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck and the Florham Campus in Madison. Most of FDU’s courses will be delivered remotely or fully online for the entirety of the fall 2020 semester.
For more information about Transact’s Campus Commerce offerings, please visit https://transactcampus.com/campus-commerce.
Through market-leading credential-driven transactions and privileges, and innovative payment solutions, Transact enables a connected experience across the spectrum of student life. We partner with institutions to deliver a mobile-centric, personalized student and family experience both on and off-campus. Our cloud platform and open APIs deliver mission-critical capabilities that support student success—facilitating meaningful student engagement and rich data for keen institutional insight. Transact is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and has served the education community for over 35 years. Visit www.transactcampus.com
About Fairleigh Dickinson University
Devoted to the preparation of world citizens, Fairleigh Dickinson University offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including doctoral programs in pharmacy, nursing practice, clinical psychology and school psychology; and an AACSB-accredited business school. Degree programs are offered on two New Jersey campuses and at two international campuses: Wroxton College, in Oxfordshire in England, and the Vancouver Campus, in British Columbia, Canada. For more information, visit FDU.edu.