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Georgia Southern University Now Offers Their Eagle Card on iPhone, Apple Watch, and Android Phones

With Eagle Card Mobile ID, students can get around campus with just a tap of their device at campus readers

SAVANNAH, GA, Oct. 6, 2022 — Georgia Southern University students can now add their Eagle Card to Apple Wallet or Google Pay and use their iPhones, Apple Watches, or Android phones to conveniently, safely, and securely access campus buildings, purchase meals, and more.

With mobile IDs, students can complete any action that would have previously required a physical ID card — both on and off campus — with just their iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android phone.  Students simply place their devices near a reader to enter dorms, libraries, and fitness centers, buy lunch, make purchases at campus stores, and more. 

The move from physical cards to a contactless Eagle Card on iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android phones allows for transactions that are safe, convenient, and highly secure; and helps students avoid touching the readers or handing their ID cards to someone else. Georgia Southern can also issue Eagle Cards remotely without the need to see students in-person or print and mail physical cards, creating a safer, more cost-effective, and more environmentally friendly process.

“I’m excited about the enhanced experience the mobile credential will bring to our students,” said Ron Stalnaker, Vice President of Business and Finance at Georgia Southern University, “I know that the convenience of being able to use the Eagle Card on their smartphones will be a great benefit to our students and we’re very happy to be able to offer this service.”

“Having my ID on my Apple watch/iPhone has saved the day so many times! It takes the stress out of having to remember where my ID card is. No more digging it out of my wallet to swipe to open a door when my hands are full. Makes trips to The Galley super easy as well,” said Georgia Southern Armstrong Campus student Carson Myrick

Eagle Card on iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android phones is also protected by two-factor authentication to ensure only the student can access their account, even if someone else knows their password. 

Georgia Southern University is home to more than 27,000 students learning throughout approximately 140 different degree programs. Our Armstrong Campus has over 5,100 students who live in residence halls or frequent campus as commuters. They can all take advantage of the Eagle Card Mobile ID and enjoy a contactless method of using daily products and services.

“Our deployment of mobile credentials not only provides innovative value add for our students but is a great opportunity for Georgia Southern to continue to serve as a leader in technology,” said Ashlea Anderson, Chief Information Officer at Georgia Southern University. To set up their mobile school ID, students must download the eAccounts app, authenticate with their university credentials, and then add their Eagle Card Mobile ID to Apple Wallet or Google Pay.  For more information, visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/mobilecard. If you need help setting up an Eagle Card Mobile ID, please visit the Eagle Card Center on the Armstrong or Statesboro campuses


Food World Now Accepting EagleXpress

STATESBORO, GA — EagleXpress is now accepted at the Food World grocery store located at 620 Fair Road in Statesboro, GA. Their second location in Statesboro at 2949 Northside Drive West will also accept EagleXpress, but at a later date. “We are eager to get more grocery stores and places high in demand from our users on the program, in not just the Statesboro area but Savannah as well,” stated Richard Wynn, Director of Eagle Card Services, “It’s important to continue these conversations with local businesses and support the community around each campus.”

Food World, a locally-based grocery store chain in the state of Georgia, provides close-to-campus shopping with all of your fresh produce, meat, boxed items and beverage needs. Known for carrying local products, Food World provides exceptional customer service and their Fair Road location is mere steps away from Georgia Southern University’s Statesboro campus.

“We’re excited to be a part of the EagleXpress program,” says Marc Jones, CEO and president of Food World.  “We see Georgia Southern students in our stores regularly and with the addition of EagleXpress, we can now offer an easier way for students to access fresh fruits and vegetables along with many other ready-to-eat meal options.”

EagleXpress is the premier declining balance system for Georgia Southern University and is available for use by students, faculty and staff. Users can deposit any amount into an EagleXpress account to use on or off-campus at various dining, retail and other establishments. Simply load money and swipe your Eagle Card to make purchases. For more information visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/eaglexpress.

Food World’s mission is to serve its community by providing exceptional customer service, competitive prices and the freshest meat and produce available. The Food World brand is owned and operated by HAC, Inc., headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  As of 2020 HAC operates 80 grocery stores in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Georgia. For more information visit www.food-world-stores.com/ or hacretail.com/.


Online Photo Submission Changes (Fall 2020)

If you submit your photo after August 3, 2020, using our Online Photo Submission system, Eagle Card Services will no longer mail your card to your home address. Eagle Card Services representatives will continue approving photos during this time. Cards created after August 3 may be picked up from any Eagle Card Center location. To get your Eagle Card after August 3, visit either Eagle Card Center on the Armstrong or Statesboro campus.

For questions, please contact us via email at eaglecardoffice@georgiasouthern.edu.


Payment Gateway Change

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST, the payment gateway for eAccounts will change causing prior payment information to become inactive. This means that whatever saved credit/debit card information you have in the system will become inactive and you will need to update this information into the system.

This is primarily used when adding money to you EagleXpress account. After this time, you will need to update this with new payment information to ensure any recurring payments or deposits will be processed. Please review the FAQ below:


How does this affect my account?
Any payment information you may have in the system will need to be updated after the change-over time listed.

What will happen to my old information that’s already in the system?
None of your information will be shared with any entity outside of the university. While you information still may be visible, you will need to update it to ensure its accuracy.

What about the saved payment methods that I have in the system?
We recommend that you delete any saved payment methods in the system so it won’t cause you any future difficulties. Then update these payment methods to ensure there is no interruption in service.

Will I still be able to use the eAccounts mobile app?
Yes. You will need to ensure that your payment method on the eAccounts website has been updated in order for the mobile app to process payments moving forward.


Armstrong Campus PHIL Stations Now Accept Credit Cards

Loading money to your eAccount has never been easier. In addition to our in-person services and online interface, Eagle Card Services now accepts credit card payments on both PHIL stations on the Armstrong Campus. PHIL stations are located in the Lane Library and Learning Commons.