University to Issue New ID Cards This Month

University to Issue New ID Cards This Month

By Stephen Gawlik
Staff Writer

New identification cards being issued this month to all current Boston College students, employees and faculty members will offer a variety of new features and conveniences as well as a heightened level of information security.

Beginning this Tuesday, Jan. 21, the redesigned Eagle-One Cards may be picked up in Lyons Hall. Proof of identification such as an old ID card, a driver's license or passport must be presented to receive the new card. There is no charge for the new cards, but a small fee will be imposed if a card is lost or stolen.

On Feb. 2, the new cards will be activated and old cards will be deactivated. During the transition, students and employees are advised to carry both cards, administrators say.

Among other functions, the Eagle One card enables holders to make purchases at all Boston College dining facilities, use computers at the Student Learning and Support Center, make purchases at the BC Bookstore and operate University laundry facilities. Through another recent initiative, the card can also be used for purchases at Maddie's Market on Commonwealth Avenue and Take Out Taxi, a restaurant food delivery service.

Students or employees who have the necessary authorization also can use the Eagle-One Card to gain entry to University residence halls and other limited-access areas on campus.

"The new Eagle One Card has been developed to accommodate new services," said Director of Student Services Louise Lonabocker, "but another important advantage is that the information encoded on the new card will be more secure."

Lonabocker added that the card has been designed to accommodate new services anticipated for the future.

The card was produced by the staff of the Office of Marketing Communications and tested by Student Services and Information Technology.

Details on where and when to pick up the new Eagle-One Card and more information on the project are available at this Web site: www.bc.edu/idcards.

 

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