UF to Offer Mobile GATOR ONE on Digital Wallets this Fall

UF is the first higher-education institution in the state to implement mobile ID technology.

The University of Florida will offer its students, faculty and staff contactless technology on campus to conveniently access campus buildings, purchase food, check in for events, use library services, and more.

The shift from physical cards to a contactless GATOR ONE ID allows for faster transactions by simply placing a mobile device near a campus reader. Physical cards will still be issued when necessary.

To enable mobile IDs campuswide, UF partnered with industry leader Transact Campus. With these digital credentials, any action that would have previously required a physical ID card can be completed with most smartphones.

“For the past two years, we’ve focused on upgrading the GATOR ONE ID infrastructure with the goal of offering a mobile option, and we’re excited that it’s now a reality,” said Eddie Daniels, Assistant Vice President for Business Services. “Offering this new feature for our students and employees will enhance the way we conduct transactions on campus.”

The incoming class of first-year students will be among the first to receive a mobile ID during their Preview session. By fall, it will be available to the larger campus population.

“The Mobile GATOR ONE is a great addition to campus life. I always have my phone, and now I don’t have to worry about carrying a card. It’s so convenient – just a quick tap to verify my ID,” said Xiangyu “James” Ge, UF Graduate Student in Information Systems and Operations Management.

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQs or reach out to Business Services at info@bsd.ufl.edu.

Published: April 27th, 2023

Category: Gator 1 Central, News