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February 5, 2009
Students can now trade in their RamCard for a free upgrade today!
Visit the RamCard office in the lower level of the Lory Student Center to trade in your old student ID for the new and improved RamCard 2.0.
The new card is being issued because the university is in the process of implementing a keyless access system which will eventually be expanded across campus. Keyless-accessible buildings are being added as funds become available. The new RamCard contains a chip that acts as a key in these systems. The keyless system is already in place in the new computer science building on campus.
"We are also planning to use the contactless chip in other capacities in the future; it is the new standard," said Peter Martinez, associate director of the RamCard office.
Students also have the option to use their card as a debit card with 1st National Bank.
The University Technology Fee Advisory Board is sponsoring the free cards, but there's only 8,300 to give away. "If students wait to replace their card they will have to pay to replace it if they don't take advantage of this program," said Martinez. The offer will expire on March 13, 2009.
Contact: RamCard Office
Phone: (970) 491-2344