Roosevelt upgrades identification cards
Published: Monday, October 1, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 1, 2012 18:10
All Roosevelt University students, staff and faculty are required to get new identification cards from the Office of the Registrar for access into the Wabash and Auditorium buildings.
The project was initially led by the Campus Safety and Transportation Office, according to University Registrar Sheila Coffin.
“The need for controlled access to the Wabash Building student residences and controlled access to the new Pharmacy College facilities in Schaumburg led to the adoption of the new smart ID cards,” she said.
Smart ID cards have Smart Card technology embedded within the cards, allowing access to buildings at security checkpoints. Old ID cards do not have this technology and are unusable. However, students may keep their old IDs.
The deadline to get a new ID card is November 1.
“Students, faculty and staff without the new ID cards after Nov. 1 will only be able to access the building by checking in with the security personnel,” Coffin said. “The... deadline is somewhat tentative depending on the installation schedule of the turnstiles in the Michigan Avenue lobby.”
According to university policy, all students must maintain and carry a current ID card for the entirety of their academic life at the university. Officials said the cardholder should not deface or puncture the card, expose the card to magnetic fields or give the card to anyone else for their use.
“The ID card is the property of Roosevelt University and must be presented upon the request of an appropriate university official and may be revoked at any time by the university,” Coffin said.
Students at the Chicago campus can make an appointment with the Registrar, WB 1M14, by registering online at registrar.eventbrite.com for new ID cards. Wait times should be no longer than 30 minutes, and cards take two to three minutes to process.
Students at the Schaumburg campus can visit the Office of the Registrar in room 120 during regular office hours without an appointment.
Questions about new ID card distribution can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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