First made available earlier this month, new contactless wristbands allow wearers to get into buildings or purchase on-campus dining items with ease.
More than 150 wristbands have been sold since Aug. 14, said Hana Russell, senior secretary of the Coyote card office. They cost $20 each.
“Wristbands are optional and are designed to supplement existing IDs, not replace them,” Russell said in an email.
In any situation where students need to be visually identified, like by a UPD officer or at the Testing Center, they’ll still need to present their ID card, she added.
Made from hypo-allergenic silicone, the wristbands are “waterproof, flexible and comfortable,” Russell said.
Similar to IDs, lost wristbands can be locked online or by calling the Coyote Card office.