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Faculty and Staff Photo ID Re-card Fredericton Campus Only

Author: ITS

Posted on Jul 30, 2014

Category: IT Announcements , Our Community

Have you received your new UNB Photo ID? Beat the fall rush and get it now!blank card

Starting now, faculty and staff can come to the UNB Card Office in the SUB to get their new UCard (UNB Photo ID).

The UCard contains new technology, a fresh new design and enhanced security features.

Why do you need to get your UCard now?

In one word – Access.

New tap & go technology will be used to access buildings as UNB’s new electronic door access system is rolled out. Currently being installed on select exterior doors in the Head Hall complex, this system will be operational this fall and will require a UCard to enter the facility after regular business hours. The Wu Centre will be the next building equipped with exterior door access. More buildings will be added over time.

The UCard also lets you:

-              Purchase items on-Campus using your UCard (soon expanding to off-campus locations)

-              Access Library Services

-              Access Labs and Other Secure Rooms

-              Purchase Meal Plans

-              Access Gym Facilities (Currie Centre)

-              Use it for Visual Identification

-              Do your Personal Printing and Photocopying

When should you get your UCard?

Faculty and staff are encouraged to get their UCard prior to August 15 – before the majority of students return to campus. Short lines mean really fast service!

How do you get your UCard?

Make your way to the UNB Card Office located in the Student Union Building (SUB), room 106 during regular business hours (closed noon – 1 p.m.), get your picture taken and walk away with your new UCard.

It’s that easy.

How do you add money to your UCard for personal purchases?

Three easy options:

1)           In-person at the UNB Card Office – SUB, room 106 (cash, debit and credit only)

2)           Online with UCard Online accessed via your myUNB Portal (MasterCard and Visa only – no    credit/debit cards)

3)           Self-deposits at the UCard PHIL Station in the Harriet Irving Library ($5, $10, $20 and $50 bills accepted)

Where can you make purchases with your UCard?

Once you add money to your UCard, you can make purchases at:

-              Tim Hortons

-              Booster Juice

-              Campus Convenience Store

-              UNB Bookstore

-              Campus Cafés

-              All Sodexo Food locations

-              Off-campus locations coming soon

Worried about missing out on getting your credit card points because you use your UCard?

Don’t be. By using your credit card to add money to your UCard, you get all of your credit card points plus the convenience and speed of using your UCard on campus. Also, campus merchants don’t have to pay credit card transaction fees!

What if you lose your new UCard?

First, go to UCard Online and deactivate your UCard so no one else can try to use it. Then visit the UNB Card Office for a new UCard at no charge!

To help keep your UCard close, card holders are available for purchase at the UNB Bookstore and will also soon be offered by the UNB Card Office.

How can you learn more about your UCard?

We are always working to add more value and services to your UCard. Learn more and stay informed by visiting our website at www.unb.ca/ucard or connect with us on Twitter (@UNBUCard) and Facebook (/UNBUCard).