A Connected Campus Starts with Your Student ID

Your card program is at the center of college life, allowing access to important services both on and off campus. 

With today’s students demanding more connectivity and convenience than ever before, you need a reliable solution that simplifies campus management while supporting the latest technology. 

Use the best of new technologies to meet ever-growing expectations and rapidly changing requirements with CBORD’s card and credential solutions for higher education.

Empower your campus card to serve as identification, provide physical access to buildings and rooms, and enable payments on and off campus. Streamline your auxiliary services into one robust, comprehensive environment that serves as the hub of your connected campus.

Enable Frictionless Credential Options
As campus credential technology has advanced through the years, so has the demand to expand beyond a traditional plastic card. With CBORD, schools can future proof their programs to include modern, contactless technology such as biometrics, mobile applications, and digital credentials.

Provide Contactless, Mobile IDs
Let your students move effortlessly through campus with digital student IDs for Android phones, Apple Watch, or iPhone. Mobile credentials provide a contactless, secure, and convenient way for students to access services, open doors, and complete transactions.

Campus Cards and Credentials
Campus Cards and Credentials

Students and staff appreciate the safety and convenience of a single credential they can use across campus and beyond:

  • Access a residence hall and pay for laundry
  • Use a meal plan
  • Pay for dining and retail items from on-campus locations and off-campus partner merchants
  • Check account balances and loyalty rewards

By providing secure access to integrated auxiliary services using multiple credential options, you will create a seamless student experience and ensure your campus is ready for the future.

Choose On-Premise or Cloud-Hosted
CBORD offers both on-premise and cloud-based options, and both offer powerful capabilities that deliver access, commerce, and security features with scalable growth opportunities. CS Gold and Odyssey Direct help schools:

  • Build a connected campus with powerful, flexible card systems from CBORD
  • Deliver an exceptional student experience with the latest technology
  • Gain business insights to increase engagement and inform strategic planning


Relevant Blogs & Webinars

A Student’s Day on a Connected Campus & Behind the Scenes on a Connected Campus

Watch our on-demand research-based webinars, a two-part series presented by mobile credentials partners CBORD and Allegion.

Optimize Your Odyssey Experience With Odyssey Direct

Join our webinar to learn more about the benefits of Odyssey Direct and what it can bring to your campus card operations.

Connected Campus

Create a seamless student experience with CBORD’s connected campus

Read CBORD’s post to learn how our connected campus provides an exceptional student experience with the most current technology while also easing the burden of system management for staff.

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville moves from plastic to mobile IDs

Implementing mobile credentials was a decision that affected almost every department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a campus that boasts 29,000 students and 8,000 staff members. Even so, that decision came easily to Bill Strickland, director of operational services for finance and administration, due in no small part to the very vocal requests of students.

ID Works to Instant ID

ID Works to Instant ID

View our recording to hear from Dr. Jagdish Rebello, Entrust, Dave Beckwith, CBORD, and Chris Lockwood, CBORD, on plans to transition you from ID Works to Instant ID.

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Vanderbilt University Goes Mobile

Watch our on-demand webinar to learn how Vanderbilt University implemented mobile credentials after an impressive three-month process.

Level Up Card Issuance

Level Up Your Card Issuance Process

CBORD and HID Global can help you create a safer card issuance process for your campus community.

Safer Card Issuance with Online Photo Upload and Pickup Reservations

Our world has changed. CBORD offers several ways to make photo capture and ID issuance easier for your campus.

Go Contactless

Go Contactless for a Healthy Return

How safe are your transactions? Learn ways you can implement contactless technology to provide healthier and cleaner transactions for campus card holders.

Get to Know CS Gold 8

Listen to our on-demand webinar to learn what’s new with version 8 and how we can help you drive efficiency and effectiveness in your campus card program.

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How We Help Throughout Campus

Card and Credentials

Cards & Credentials

Campus IDs and credentials are at the center of college life. They serve as identification, provide physical access to buildings and rooms, and enable payments on and off campus. Accelerate your card program with on-premise and cloud-based options.

Access and Security

Access & Security

Physical safety is top of mind for everyone on campus. Enable your security staff to control and monitor who has access to buildings at which times, automatically grant or revoke privileges, and remotely lock down buildings during an emergency.

Retail and Point of Sale

Retail & Point of Sale

Whether you have one or multiple dining venues and retail locations, streamline and modernize your point-of-sale processes with the latest in hardware and software. Offer online ordering and healthy payment options that support social distancing.



Simplify student life with one mobile app that streamlines student engagement with campus services and expands the reach of your campus card program. For any card and account-related activity, students simply open the GET app, scan the barcode, and go.



Operate a lean foodservice program with an integrated, leading-edge technology solution. Use smart tools from CBORD for menu planning, food production, and continuous evaluation to maintain a strong dining program in the new normal.