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New Iris Camera System

Dining Services and the Ramsey Student Center will soon upgrade their current biometric hand readers to Iris Recognition Technology. The new system will provide more accurate, faster, and contact-less facility access. The new IRIS Camera System will be in place for the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester. 

The IRIS Camera System uses a mathematical analysis of the random patterns within the iris of an eye to verify a person’s identity. In the enrollment stage, the IRIS Camera System captures a digital photographed iris pattern (D-PIP) of a user’s eyes. When a user approaches a turnstile, the IRIS Camera compares the D-PIP at the recognition station for verification. The D-PIP data is used only by the University of Georgia.  

The system provides accurate authentication from 10-14 inches away using camera technology in less than two seconds. The identification works with contacts, eyeglasses, and goggles. The new technology will decrease customer wait time at the turnstiles and provide a hygienic and hands-free entry method into UGA’s five dining commons and the Ramsey Center. It is important that customers continue to carry their UGA ID card with them as this card is required to use Paw Points, rent equipment, and access other campus services.

Students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to take advantage of pre-enrollment opportunities that are now availablel. During pre-enrollment, individuals can complete a five minute enrollment process at the Ramsey Center or UGA's dining commons.

Enrollment Locations: 

Snelling Dining Commons
Administration Office
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ramsey Student Center (view all hours)
Monday - Friday: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Students, faculty, and staff who pre-enroll will avoid high-volume enrollment times associated with the summer orientation season which occurs from June - August. After pre-enrollment, any new student, faculty or staff member may enroll at the UGA Card Office, Ramsey Center, or through Dining Services.

For more information, please contact the Dining Services administration office at 706-542-1256 or the Rec Sports office in the Ramsey Center at 706-542-5060.