Contactless Technology
Image of Sample PennCard

The University has made building access and transactions easier while improving security with a campus-wide initiative upgrading the magnetic stripe PennCard to a contactless PennCard.

Contactless - enabled by a chip and very short range antenna embedded in the card - will eventually move the University from the decades-old magnetic stripe technology. Contactless technology offers a number of benefits for members of the Penn Community, including convenient building entry and payments by way of a contactless reader, a significantly higher level of security for data stored on the card, as well as positioning the PennCard for use in several key future business transactions.

Click here to view a short video showing the proper use of your new PennCard.