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Georgia Southern University Becomes a Mobile-First Institution

Georgia Southern University is now a “mobile-first” institution with the introduction of its new campus identification card, the Eagle Card Mobile ID. Georgia Southern is committed to making student life as convenient as possible, and the Mobile ID is a key component of that mission. Students will be able to use this contactless solution in a variety of ways on campus, improving their accessibility and customer experience.

Starting this summer, all new students attending orientation will be the first wave of students to start with a mobile-only identification card. Physical cards will still be available in certain circumstances and for faculty/staff, but the University is encouraging students to use the Mobile ID for all campus transactions.

To get started, students need to ensure they have a photo on file, either submitted through the Transact portal or a picture captured in the Eagle Card Center office. Then, they can download the Transact eAccounts app and activate their Eagle Card Mobile ID via this link The app is available for both iOS and Android devices and allows students to manage their Eagle Card account, view balances and make transactions on the go. Once the ID is ready in the app, they need to click the button in the app to add it to their Apple Wallet, Apple Watch, Google Wallet or Samsung Wallet.

“Overall, the Eagle Card Mobile ID is an exciting development for Georgia Southern University and its students,” said Director of Eagle Card Services Richard Wynn, “The Eagle Card Mobile ID is more than just a digital version of the physical ID card. It offers students a range of features and benefits that make it an essential tool for campus life.” 

For example, students can use their Mobile ID to access their residence hall, check out books from the library and purchase meals at campus dining locations. The Mobile ID also serves as a secure form of identification, with biometric authentication and encryption technology to protect students’ personal information.

The move to a mobile-first campus ID system is a significant step forward for Georgia Southern University. It reflects the changing needs and expectations of today’s students, who are increasingly reliant on their smartphones for communication, information, and entertainment. With the Eagle Card Mobile ID, students have everything they need right at their fingertips, making campus life more convenient, efficient and enjoyable.

By embracing a mobile-first approach to campus life, Georgia Southern is demonstrating its commitment to providing a modern, accessible and student-centered education. As more and more students adopt the Eagle Card Mobile ID, it is likely to become an indispensable tool for navigating campus life and achieving academic success. For more information, please visit Eagle Card Services website:


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