GWorld 2.0

University announces launch of new GWorld cards.

April 05, 2010

For the first time in more than 10 years, GW is undergoing a major upgrade of its GWorld system.

After several months of testing, the new GWorld cards, which feature a variety of enhancements, are now available to students, faculty and staff.

“We are looking forward to the introduction of GWorld 2.0 to the GW community and the card’s enhanced security features,” says Ed Schonfeld, senior associate vice president for administration.

Holograms on the cards make them more difficult to duplicate, and expiration dates enable the university to easily discern whether the cardholder is an active member of the GW community. The new cards also feature color-coded bars that identify the holder as a student or faculty or staff member, and new photos will allow the GW Police Department to easily identify cardholders.

Over the summer, the GWorld Card Office, which is located in room 501 of the Marvin Center, will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members of the GW community will need to bring their current GWorld card and a government-issued photo ID card to receive their new cards, and they should be prepared to take new pictures. The entire process is expected to take about five minutes.

After Aug. 28, the GWorld Card Office hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

“In testing the new card and planning for the rollout of GWorld 2.0 we have been sensitive to the time of students, faculty, and staff and worked to make the process of getting the new card convenient and quick,” Mr. Schonfeld says.

After the new system is fully in place, students, faculty and staff will need the new card to use Colonial Cash/Campus Dining Dollars and to access residence halls, libraries, the Lerner Health and Wellness Center, parking garages and academic buildings after hours.

More information about the new cards is available at The office can be reached at 202-994-1795 or on Facebook and Twitter.

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