University: All buildings, systems will have GWorld 2.0 by March

The University will install the remaining GWorld 2.0 card readers throughout campus this month, a University spokeswoman pledged Wednesday.

Of the 88 campus locations with card readers, 72 have been switched and the remaining 16 should be changed by the end of February.

Among those not yet converted are the South Hall, Dakota, Francis Scott Key, Guthridge and Potomac residence halls, University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said.

The University began rolling out the new GWorld 2.0 program – which uses tap rather than swipe technology – in earnest over the summer. Main hubs of student life including the Academic Center, Gelman Library, the Lerner Health and Wellness Center and other student hotspots on campus switched to new card readers last semester.

“The University is satisfied with the new system, which provides greater reader reliability and ease of use for students,” Sherrard said in an e-mail. “The conversion schedule was designed to ensure accuracy and minimize disruptions to the GW community.”

Sherrard said there have been no problems reported with the new system.

By the end of January, nearly 33,000 cards have been issued, which Sherrard said constitutes “the majority” of GW cardholders.

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