Western Card


Project Status

 On Target

Last Reported

August 9, 2023

Project Manager

Dawn Childs

Project Sponsor

Brian Sullivan, Associate VP
Business and Financial Affairs


 The Western Card is the I.D., access, and transaction card for Western Washington University, providing students, staff, and faculty with access to a wide variety of services on and off-campus. The Western Card Office has recently moved to the Student Business Office under Business and Financial Affairs from University Residences.  

Project Timeline

Phase 1 of the project included implementing three modules for the card production system: TSE Hosted, Instant ID, and eAccounts.  

  • TSE Hosted is the module that houses the data and passes the credential information to and from Banner.  
  • Instant ID is the on-premise module to create and print hard card credentials.
  • eAccounts is the online portal where new and existing credential holders will be able to upload their photos or check account information.

We are on schedule to complete system configuration and begin printing new cards for incoming first-year and transfer students for Fall 2022.  All existing card replacements will start later in Fall 2022.

Phase 2 of the project will include the implementation of the Mobile credential for Apple and Android phones as well as Apple watches.  Planning for this phase has begun.

We have targeted to complete mobile credential implementation in Spring 2023.

Status Summary

Phase 2

  • Mobile credential:  Mobile Credential has been rolled out for Employees.  The Mobile Credential portion of the Western Card project has been paused until integration with Bus Pass can be determined.  Students will be invited to provision for mobile credentials in the Fall of 2024.