Transact Campus ID

Student ID Management solutions for higher education

Give students and staff more ways to pay for things around campus and have contactless campus-wide access with one card—either digital on their mobile devices or physical card option.

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Gen Z shifting demands for college experience

The current process of paying for tuition, books, and housing frustrates college students. They are struggling to navigate the campus and are seeking more convenient and mobile-friendly options to ease the process.

This new generation of Gen Z'ers has even higher expectations of their student IDs to get them access to everything from their dorms and the library to mobile payment options both on and off campus.

To meet these expectations, universities must give students easy, convenient, credential-driven access to authorized services and events. At the same time, secure your campus with a unified, comprehensive door access solution designed specifically for the higher education community to ensure the safety of their campuses.

Transact IDX®

Institutions are facing increasing pressure from all sides—operational efficiency, staffing shortages, and students demanding a more connected, mobile-friendly campus experience.

Easily manage almost every aspect of your campus with our Next-Generation cloud transaction system and give your students what they CRAVE with Transact IDX®.

School Benefits


  • Most-used features are front-and-center
  • No guess-work, intuitive configuration workflows
  • 24/7 system access and real-time data
  • Distribute the workload from anywhere with role-based access
  • Easily navigate between Transact applications

Student Benefits


  • Transact eAccounts mobile app on Transact IDX®
  • Responsive design web application
  • View account balance, transaction history, and add funds in real-time
  • Enable cardholders to suspend and resume student ID cards and Transact Mobile Credential
  • No more lines with Transact Online Photo Submission
  • 24/7 account access
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Mobile Credential

Transact Mobile Credential

Gen Z students expect more from their college experience than ever before. According to a research study we conducted with The Center for Generational Kinetics (CGK), 55% of current college students think colleges that don't offer digital IDs are stuck in the past.

Give your students what they CRAVE—a fast, secure, student ID card on their mobile devices with Transact's NFC-enabled Solution.

Now, with 1.4+ MILLION Mobile Credentials issued, will your school be next?

School Benefits


  • Full functionality—works just like a physical card
  • Eco-friendly solution—no plastic cards
  • Largest network of third-party partners
  • Remote issuance to provision, update, or revoke credentials in real-time
  • Free dedicated B2C marketing team to create a stress-free onboarding process—from approvals to design to templates

Student Benefits


  • Highly secure technology with NFC-enabled Mobile Credential for Apple Wallet, Samsung Wallet, and Google Wallet, as well as Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watch
  • Faster, more secure campus-wide transactions with a direct contactless read between the mobile device and reader
  • Ultimate convenience with the option to provision remotely, providing a 24/7 virtual card office
  • Direct access to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline and virtual mental health care for students through Talkiatry

Transact Door Access Control and Security

Maintaining a safe and secure campus is a significant priority and involves multiple locations, systems, and people working together.

Our focus is on technology solutions for higher education, so we understand the complexities of campus security.

Transact gives administrators better security by automating user setup, managing credentials, and controlling access levels based on student and residence hall data.

Unlock a safer, mobile-first campus with Transact Door Access Control and Security solution.

School Benefits


  • Flexible access settings with door organization and grouping
  • Configurable mobile monitoring, momentary unlock, and lockdown/override options
  • Integration with existing and critical campus security systems
  • Measure and predict student campus movements

Student Benefits


  • Safer dorms and buildings thanks to authenticated IDs
  • Use your smart device and Transact Mobile Credential to access any door—no need to carry an extra card
  • Quick, effortless access to buildings, residence halls, and amenities campus-wide
Door Access Control and Security
Luxer One Lockers

Luxer One® 

Students can have 24/7 access to contactless smart lockers across campus using their NFC-enabled Transact Mobile Credential for Samsung Wallet™, Apple Wallet™, and Google Wallet™ or contactless student ID cards.

Luxer One with Transact Campus ID's integration provides an on-campus solution, including hardware, software, installation, service, support, and pickup.

School Benefits


  • Labor reduction from reduced or removed mailroom staffing requirements
  • Retain more on-campus students with better housing experience
  • Secure, automate parcel delivery exchange from delivery to student
  • Configurable integration to Transact Campus ID system
  • Customizable unit options with custom paint, wraps, or campus branding

Student Benefits


  • Enhanced student experience with convenient, anytime parcel pickup
  • Tap-and-go access using Transact Mobile Credential or contactless student ID cards
  • Highly secure parcel exchange with optional 24/7 video surveillance
  • Self-service technology cuts student wait times while streamlining campus operations

Transact Online Photo Submission

Give your students 24/7 access to upload their student ID photo for their mobile and contactless card credentials within Transact eAccounts.

Integrated with your campus' existing Transact Mobile Credential or student ID card solution, your card office can save time and resources by connecting to one solution.

School Benefits


  • Ability to approve or deny photos with an area to add comments
  • Ability to add government-issued documents
  • Custom-built email templates to invite students to upload photos, approve or deny photo submissions, and more

Student Benefits


  • Ability to personally select or take the photo for their student ID card
  • Remote issuance⁠—a true contactless experience for students
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Meal Plans

Transact Meal Plans

Provide your students with meal options compatible with your current point-of-sale (POS) systems, from self-service to fine dining.

Students can easily make POS dining purchases with cashless payment options through campus ID cards or Transact Mobile Credential.

Transact Meal Plans solutions offer centralized, real-time reports, inventory tracking, and wireless and cellular networking options to streamline dining operations.

School Benefits


  • Multiple tenders supported, including credential-driven transactions
  • Scanners, scales, transaction terminals, and many other peripherals supported
  • Solutions for cashierless dining transactions
  • Customizable cashier and user access to enable certain staff to add and publish sales items conveniently
  • Meal plan utilization insights

Student Benefits


  • Quick, easy access to food and beverages, no cash required
  • Contactless dining (available with Transact Mobile Ordering and Transact Kiosk)
  • Integration with campus systems and off-campus merchants
  • Students can use their meal plan equivalency for quick-service dining

Transact Stored Value

Allow students to make cashless purchases with multiple account types and online access—while leveraging existing campus credentials, POS, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

School Benefits


  • Increase campus spend with flexible meal options, and usage at retail, self-service, and vending
  • Compatible with existing POS and ERP systems
  • Flexible integrations with campus brands

Student Benefits


  • Self-service portal using online or mobile access
  • Threshold and activity alerts to email or mobile device
  • Ability to add or remove funds via credit card, debit card, ACH, or IFT
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Transact Activities and Events

Give students authorized access to events such as club meetings, athletics, performances, and more.

We've made checking in for events on and off-campus easier with our Transact Mobile Credential or contactless card. With Transact Activities and Events, you can also gain valuable insights into student behavior trends based on tracked data.

School Benefits


  • Easy, personalized verification
  • Scheduling engine available to help streamline event management
  • Access to student engagement insights

Student Benefits


  • Shorter lines and wait times
  • More secure activities and events
  • Simple, more efficient check-ins via authenticated IDs

Transact Print and Copy, Vending, and Laundry

Students can use Transact Stored Value or Transact Mobile Credential integration for cashless printing, copying, vending, and laundry purchases.

Compatible with third-party vendors, you can track, control, and report using our flexible campus credential system.

School Benefits


  • Compatible with third-party vendors
  • Ability to monitor, control, and report on usage
  • Fully integrated with Transact Mobile Credential

Student Benefits


  • Use stored value at compatible devices across campus
  • Enhance student convenience by extending cashless payment options
  • Immediate access, no cash required
  • Ability to print crucial class assignments on time without leaving campus
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Did you know October is Campus Sustainability Month? According to The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, “Campus Sustainability Month” (CSM) is an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. Throughout the month, colleges and universities organize events on campus and elsewhere to engage and inspire incoming students and other campus stakeholders to become sustainability change agents. The goal of CSM is to raise the visibility of campus sustainability and provide campus sustainability advocates with a platform through which to deepen campus engagement around sustainability.”

Transact Campus fully supports and empowers the campus sustainability movement, as is evidenced by our eco-friendly products and services such as Transact Mobile Credential. Our Mobile Credential solution provides campus-wide access to students using NFC-enabled Mobile Credential for Apple Wallet, Google Wallet, and Samsung Wallet; no physical student ID card is required. Here are some powerful statistics demonstrating the impact of replacing plastic ID cards with Mobile Credential:

  • To date, Mobile Credential provisions have replaced more than 53 miles of plastic student ID cards. That’s 5.2 tons of cards!
  • Implementation of Mobile Credential has helped to save 25,000 pounds of PVC production, based on one million Mobile Credential provisions
  • Due to the solution’s sustainable cloud infrastructure, it’s 93% more energy efficient.
  • Using mobile credential promotes a 98% more carbon efficient environment.

Transact partners aim to improve sustainability on campus

Transact is dedicated to staying ahead of the curve and making sustainable improvements all year long and is proud to partner with clients such as the University of New Brunswick (UNB). UNB has implemented several impactful initiatives that help set the standard for peers, such as:

  • Waste Management: Students, faculty, and staff members are strongly encouraged to recycle paper, bottles and cans, and electronics.
  • The Green Review is an annual blog which includes engaging photos, interviews with campus champions, infographics, and suggestions for more green initiatives.
  • The Green Society a student-led, environmentalist organization that organizes events to raise awareness about sustainability.

Other UNB programs focus on sustainable food systems, green grounds, and climate change action.

“I’m involved with the Green Society here at UNB. We focus on promoting sustainability to students. I think if we're able to cut out the use of plastic cards, it will align with our goals as a society on this campus and with UNB’s larger aim towards sustainability,” said Sarah Mahmoud, student.

Fellow student, Anika Oats, agrees: “Canada is trying to cut down on single use plastics like plastic bags, plastic cutlery, plastic straws, and things like that. Since the ID cards are plastic, cutting those out would be awesome. Sustainability means a lot to us, especially nowadays with global warming and everything like that, and really seeing how the environment is changing.”

University of New Brunswick: “Transact Mobile Credential technology supports our values of innovation, sustainability, and engagement.”

UNB took a huge step forward when they launched Transact Mobile Credential in 2021. As a result, students, faculty, and staff on UNB’s Fredericton campus can use mobile credential for Apple, Samsung and Google Wallets, as well as Apple Watch, and Samsung Galaxy Watch; in fact, UNB is the first Canadian institution to implement Transact’s mobile campus ID solution. 

Those with a UNB mobile “UCard” can use their smartphone to complete any action previously performed using a printed UCard. Students simply place their device near a reader to enter residences, computer labs and fitness centers, buy lunch, make purchases at campus stores, pay for laundry, or borrow a library book.

The mobile UCard allows transactions to be safe, and convenient. UNB can issue mobile UCards remotely without the need to see students in-person or print physical cards, creating a safer, more cost-effective, and more environmentally friendly process.

“UNB is a leader in deploying technology that is convenient and easy to use,” says Terry Nikkel, retired associate vice-president, Information Technology Services at UNB. “Our students really like the mobile UCard for its flexibility and usefulness, and we are pleased to offer this service on the most popular mobile wallet platforms. I use my mobile UCard all the time – like other faculty, staff, and students, I am never without my phone. UNB is very pleased to be the first university in Canada to deploy it.”

“It’s important for all our departments to work together to reach UNB’s sustainability goals. The UCard can play its part by reducing the use of plastic cards and the mobile credential is one way we could do that,” said Melissa Hannah, Director of IT Services.

Gen Z dubbed “The sustainability generation”

A survey by DoSomething revealed “Seventy-five percent of Gen Z respondents said they wanted to see that brands were ensuring employee and consumer safety. The survey found that, ‘If [brands] are not authentic, Gen Z will be the first to raise a red flag.’”

What’s more, Gen Z’ers are worried and stressed that climate change will negatively impact their future quality of life. Other climate change mental health conditions include climate grief, environmental melancholia, and pre-traumatic stress disorder. A recent study published in The Lancet Planetary Health Journal found that two in three say climate change makes them feel sad and afraid. And a staggering 45% report worries about climate interrupt their daily lives.

Transact’s solutions are helping to address these fears, offering environmentally friendly alternatives to traditionally wasteful and potentially harmful practices.

Clearly, preserving the environment is important to students, and research shows they expect their school of choice to offer digital IDs rather than the plastic versions. A study conducted by Transact and The Center for Generational Kinetics revealed “A majority (55%) think colleges that don’t offer digital IDs are ‘stuck in the past.’” To read more about Gen Z’ers technology habits, download the study.

Mobile Credential offers benefits beyond sustainability

If your school is still using plastic ID cards, consider switching to a digital solution such as Transact Mobile Credential, not just for the sake of sustainability. Mobile Credential improves the entire student on-campus experience, providing benefits such as:

  • Increases energy efficiency. Traditional plastic card ID systems require significant amounts of energy to produce, transport, and dispose of the cards. In comparison, mobile credential is entirely electronic and requires minimal energy to create and distribute. Additionally, NFC technology allows for more efficient and streamlined access control, which can further reduce energy consumption on campus. 

  • Maximizes resources. By transitioning to mobile credential, universities can also improve how they use their resources. Plastic ID card systems require significant resources to create and manage, including materials, equipment, and personnel. In contrast, mobile credential requires fewer resources, which can be reallocated towards more sustainable initiatives. For example, universities can use the savings from mobile credential systems to invest in energy-efficient lighting or renewable energy sources, which can further reduce their carbon footprint.
     
  • Enhances user experience. Mobile credential provides an enhanced user experience for students and staff, which also helps to promote sustainability. By using mobile credential, students and staff can access campus services more efficiently and conveniently, reducing the need for paper-based systems or physical plastic cards. Additionally, NFC technology allows for more precise tracking of access control, which can help universities identify and reduce instances of waste or inefficient resource use. 

  • Secure technology to prevent identify theft and fraud. Highly secure technology with NFC-enabled Mobile Credential for Apple, Samsung, and Google Wallets, as well as Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watch.

  • Bonus! Easily integrates with add-on student offerings. Capabilities allow the addition of valuable services such as Talkiatry, a leading provider of in-network psychiatric care. Access to Talkiatry’s services will be incorporated into the Transact eAccounts app and available within the Transact Mobile Credential, providing students access to quality psychiatric services and an affordable mental health support system. Plus, you can add Talkiatry information and your school-branded landing page URL to the back of students’ mobile IDs.

Transact supports campus sustainability all year long

Although technically Campus Sustainability Month is only celebrated in October, Transact is in it for the long haul, committed to continuing to find ways to not make only campuses more sustainable, but our own organization as well.

“Transact is exploring partnerships with different organizations to reduce our carbon footprint and improve sustainability,” said Mechelle King, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility

Read about more Transact partners dedicated to creating a more sustainable campus experience, as well as other green Transact initiatives. If you’re ready to learn more about achieving a more mindful, sustainable campus, reach out to a Transact team member today and get the facts you need to make the best-informed decision.

Game Changing Results

$72M

Annual Contactless mobile wallet transactions

178M+

Mobile Credential Transactions since launch

1.4M+

Mobile Credentials issued

What schools are saying about Transact Campus ID

Case study for Tennessee Tech University
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Tennessee Tech University

Read how Tennessee Tech addressed their strategic initiatives through a partnership with Transact to replace disparate systems with Transact Campus ID and Campus Commerce solutions. 

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Case study for University of Pikeville
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University of Pikeville

Learn how Transact helped the University of Pikeville create a more secure yet accessible campus by expanding its Campus ID capabilities to allow authorized access to every building on campus.

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Case study for University of New Brunswick
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University of New Brunswick

Learn how UNB launched Mobile Credential to enhance Door Access and Contactless Payment capabilities by putting IDs on student's smartphones.

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