New Iris Camera System

Dining Services and the Ramsey Student Center have upgraded their current biometric hand readers to Iris Recognition Technology. The new system provides more accurate, faster, and contact-less facility access. 

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. All meal plan participants are encouraged to use the IRIS system, however, students who are not enrolled may use their UGAID card for entry. 

Enrollment Locations: 

  • UGA Card Office 
  • Snelling Dining Commons Administration Office
    • Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Ramsey Student Center (view all hours)
    • Monday - Friday: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm 
    • Saturday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    • Sunday: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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.