Message from Residence Life and Housing:
In August, the Office of Residence Life and Housing will replace all of the card readers in buildings around the Reynolda Campus with improved smart-card technology. The update will require every returning student, faculty and staff member to obtain a new Deacon OneCard. Please anticipate additional information with specific instructions to obtain your new card.
We hope to make the transition to the new card readers as seamless as possible and believe that the benefits of the new system will outweigh the possible inconvenience associated with an upgrade of this nature. In addition to being more reliable and more cost effective than the old card readers, the new card readers will be more convenient to use. The card readers will activate by presenting the card within two inches of the face of the card reader for one or two seconds rather than requiring sustained contact. All of the other current functions of the Deacon OneCard will remain the same.
Again, you will receive additional information with specific instructions to obtain your new card, however, the following should provide an idea of what to expect. If you do not receive a new Deacon OneCard through the methods described below, you will be required to visit the Deacon OneCard office in the Benson Center, Room 101, beginning August 22, to receive your card.
Please direct any questions or concerns to the Office of Residence Life and Housing at 336-758-5185 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your attention to this important issue. Residence Life and Housing is excited about the future of card technology on our campus and we look forward to continuing to serve you.