Access Control Upgrade

April 26, 2017

Out of an abundance of caution, Bradley University will immediately begin updating the Blackboard access control system to eliminate the use of the magnetic stripe on your BUID QuickCard. 
This change is being made as a safety precaution.  There have been no reports of fraudulent BUID QuickCard activity.  Your personal data is NOT at risk and there are multiple layers of security to protect our facilities.  Bradley was already planning a summer upgrade for these access systems but has decided to move ahead immediately. 
Beginning Thursday, April 27 at 8 am work will begin and you will no longer be able to swipe your BUID QuickCard for access to residence halls, dining facilities and St. James Apartment Complex.  You will be required to tap your card on the access reader to gain access.  If the contactless chip in your BUID QuickCard does not work, you will be required to get a new card.  If you do not have working tap feature you will be unable to access residence halls and apartments.
To obtain a new BUID QuickCard, go to the Controller’s Office in Swords Hall between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  If the tap function is not working on your BUID Quickcard, the replacement fee will be waived through Wednesday, May 3.   You must bring your card with you to receive a replacement.  There is a $20 fee to replace a lost BUID QuickCard.  For emergency after hours assistance, go to the facilities management/work control office in MacMillan Hall.
For now, the magnetic stripe readers will continue to be used throughout the rest of campus.  During the summer we will be updating access points at other buildings. 
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to regularly review their BUID QuickCard cash balances.  If you notice fraudulent use report it to the Bradley University Police Department by calling 309-677-2000. Everyone should safeguard their BUID QuickCard as they would safeguard a credit card.