Notre Dame to implement a cashless campus environment | News | Notre Dame News

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In an effort to maintain a healthy and more efficient campus, the University of Notre Dame will transition to a cashless retail environment beginning August 1. The change includes transactions at Notre Dame’s dining venues, dining halls, food stalls and St. Michael’s Laundry. , as well as catering services at Saint Mary’s College and Holy Cross College where the University manages operations.

For people who don’t have a credit or debit card, kiosks have been set up at Duncan and LaFortune student centers where money can be transferred to a Visa gift card for on-campus transactions. Gift cards can be used anywhere Visa is accepted on or off campus at no additional cost.

Customers and University staff will see various improvements in the cashless environment, including faster transactions than a traditional cash exchange; eliminating potential health problems with less money changing hands repeatedly; and the security of not having large sums of money held in ledgers or transported across campus for deposit.

“I’m excited about this move to a cashless campus, as transactions will be faster, saving time for visitors and staff,” said Rich Bellis, associate vice president of finance and treasury services. . “The absence of cash will eliminate the security risks associated with carrying cash and reduce reconciliation at the end of the day for our employees. I am grateful to our team and campus partners for working together to implement this transition where possible. »

Cash will still be accepted at the following locations: The Morris Inn, Rohr’s, Hammes Notre Dame Bookstores, Notre Dame Wellness Center, US Post Office, ATMs, and private LaFortune businesses such as FedEx, Salon hair salon, barber shop, florist and 1st Source Bank. Cash donations will still be accepted at the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur and the Grotto, as well as at fundraising/donation events and residence food sales.

Cash has been used less frequently on campus in recent years due to measures already adopted by several departments. University sports competitions have been successfully operating as cashless environments since fall 2021, including parking for games and concerts, and food retail outlets have been operating electronically through Grubhub since fall 2018 .

Faculty, staff and students can continue to add funds to Irish1Cards for use in dining halls.

The shift to a cashless environment will also affect the number of automated teller machines (ATMs) on campus. ATMs will continue to be available at both student centers.

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