Lining up a campus ID card, choosing a meal plan, buying a parking pass or paying a ticket probably won’t ever make anyone’s “favorite college memories” list, but UNH is making these tasks easier, faster and more convenient than ever.
Starting June 3, the new Campus Services Office will help students, faculty and staff with UNH meal plans, ID cards and parking options. The parking and dining ID offices, formerly under the Office of Business Affairs, were merged to simplify these services at a central location, now on the second floor of the Memorial Union Building.
The Campus Services website also makes it possible for many transactions to be handled online.
The site breaks down services into three simple categories: meal plans, campus IDs and parking. Click on the meal plan link, for instance, and it goes to a webpage that allows viewers to compare meal plan options and costs, find out when the dining halls are open and learn about Cat’s Cache (an account that allows users to make purchases around campus with their UNH ID card), Swipe It Forward (which donates meals to students facing food insecurity) and other services. Students, faculty and staff can even upload their profile photo and create an ID card online. All eligible students, faculty and staff will receive an e-mail encouraging them to submit a photo, and IDs can either be picked up or mailed to a home address.
Parking now offers a virtual counter with such as requesting a new parking permit, updating personal information or paying or appealing a parking citation now availalbe online.
“This is all about streamlining things to make it as easy as possible for everyone,” said Amy Gray, Campus Services operations manager. “I think people will be happy to know they can handle almost all of these things online.”
The UNH parking office will be closed June 1 and 2 to make the move.