Little Card Brings Big Changes to TAMIU in 2004

Little Card Brings Big Changes to TAMIU

Change is coming to Texas A&M International University, but this time it's small, small enough to fit in your wallet. The new TAMIU OneCard, replacing all old TAMIU ID cards and required for all students faculty and staff, will be in use starting Fall 2004.

Albert Chavez, ID system administrator, said although it looks like a redesigned ID card, the difference is more than skin deep, offering increased convenience.

"With the TAMIIU OneCard, you can make purchases without carrying cash or getting money from the ATM," explained Chavez, "You can use the card at any of the campus eateries, at the library to make copies or pay fines, and to pay for parking permits with the University Police."

With a magnetic strip, the TAMIU OneCard utilizes a prepaid, stored-value account containing "Dusty Dollars," a convenient, cashless way to pay for goods and services on campus, said Chavez.

For new and current students, the TAMIU OneCard is included in tuition, replacing an old ID card with the TAMIU OneCard will be free for faculty and staff.

For more information, please contact Albert Chavez at 326.2877, visit offices in Student Center room 127H or e-mail onecard@tamiu.edu.

University office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu