CBORD Celebrates Successful Launch of University of Kentucky’s WildCard Mobile ID 

Enhancing Campus Experience through Innovative Mobile Credential Solution


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2023) – Today marks a significant milestone in campus technology as the University of Kentucky (UK) launches its groundbreaking WildCard Mobile ID, in collaboration with industry leaders CBORD and HID. The new mobile credential solution transforms the traditional student ID into a digital form that offers unparalleled convenience, security, and accessibility for the university community.

Gone are the days of fumbling for physical cards—UK students can now enjoy seamless access to campus facilities, meal purchases, and more, using their smartphones and smartwatches. By simply tapping their devices near a reader, students can enter residence halls, make purchases, and navigate campus life with enhanced ease and security.

Heath Price, Associate Vice President for Partnerships at UK, expressed enthusiasm for the WildCard Mobile ID’s contribution to the student experience, “The WildCard Mobile ID is another opportunity to enhance the student experience at UK through technology. This will allow students to utilize their devices to navigate campus life with more ease and security.”

CBORD, a premier technology provider, partnered with HID, a global leader in access and security solutions, to bring this contact-free access solution to fruition. By leveraging the CBORD Mobile ID available through the GET app on the App Store and Google Play, students can seamlessly integrate their WildCard Mobile ID onto their devices.

Rosa Crisantos, Project Lead with UK Auxiliary Services, expressed the excitement surrounding the launch: “The excitement surrounding this launch is palpable, as we empower our students with cutting-edge technology.”

Paul London, a Project Lead with UK Information Technology Services (ITS), emphasized the transformative nature of this technology: “With a simple tap, UK is embracing a new era of convenience, security, efficiency, and enhanced student experiences.”

The WildCard Mobile ID also offers advanced features like “Express Mode” for Apple Wallet users, enabling swift and easy access to campus areas. Students can even use their WildCard Mobile ID without unlocking their devices. Additionally, the system’s safety measures include options to remotely issue WildCard Mobile IDs and employ the “Find My” app for immediate device locking and locating.

The move from physical cards to mobile credentials not only enhances convenience but also boosts security. Lizzy Hornung, Student Body President, expressed her delight with the new solution: “No more digging through my bag to find a physical card, forgetting it at home or accidentally dropping it in the rain—it’s all already in my hand.”

Jason Marcus, Student Body Vice President, emphasized the doors this technology opens for students: “This opens many doors for students—both literally and figuratively.”

While the WildCard Mobile ID will be introduced in phases, the university community is encouraged to visit the University of Kentucky website and social media platforms to witness the innovative mobile credentials in action.

For further information, please visit the WildCard ID Office website.


CBORD is a leading provider of software that connects foodservice, commerce and housing systems across higher education, healthcare, senior living and business campuses. Guided by customer-centric development and support, CBORD solutions are used by more than 10,000 organizations in the U.S. and across the world. CBORD operates as a unit of Roper Technologies, Inc. (ROP), a diversified technology company with annual revenues of $5.4 billion and member of the S&P 500 and Fortune 1000. To learn more about CBORD’s solutions, visit cbord.com.

About HID

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. HID Global works with governments, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and some of the most innovative companies on the planet—helping them to create trusting and trusted physical and digital environments so that they and the people who use them can fulfill their potential. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 4,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.

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