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Introducing the UVic ONECard

Tue, 2014-04-01 11:36

The new UVic ONECard
The new UVic ONECard

UVic is launching the ONECard, a new photo identification card for all members of the UVic community, on May 1, 2014.

Offering the services of multiple cards in one, the ONECard will be the official identification card for members of the campus community. ONECard will support the functionality of current ID and food services cards, including tap-and-go payment technology at all University Food Services locations.

“In the future, your ONECard will have the capacity to integrate access to other campus services, including vending, building access, and making payments at campus businesses such as the Bookstore and UVSS food outlets,” says Jim Forbes, director of student services. “ONECard is more streamlined, flexible and secure than our current ID card system, and there will be no changes to employee or student numbers.”

In order to maintain access to campus services it is important for all current students, faculty, staff, retirees, alumni and affiliate members to obtain a UVic ONECard. There is no fee to switch over to the ONECard. The card upgrade is required as the existing ID card software is 20 years old and no longer supported.

Get a ONECard: For faculty, staff and spring/summer students
Monday, Apr. 14 – Wednesday, Apr. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.:
Visit the Photo ID Centre in the University Centre lobby to have a new photo taken. Please bring one piece of government-issued identification (e.g. driver’s license) and your UVic employee or student number (V00######). The new cards will be ready for pickup beginning Thursday, Apr. 24.

Students enrolled in spring/summer studies who have had new photos taken will be able to pick up their cards beginning Apr. 24. Those enrolled in the fall term can pick up their cards when they return to campus in August.

“We will be processing new cards for staff, faculty and summer students first, in an effort to reduce line-ups,” says Forbes. Those who apply for the ONECard before Apr. 23 have a chance to win $50 worth of ONECard Flex Funds, for use at any University Food Services outlet. Three winners will be randomly chosen.

Current Food Services cards, including balances on UVic ID cards, will no longer operate after April 30. If you have a Food Services balance on your staff or faculty identification card, it will be transferred automatically to your ONECard. As of May 1, you will be able to add funds to your ONECard online via the ONECard website.

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