Iris Camera System

Image of an eye with the text: Iris Camera System, Fast, Hygenic, Accurate

Dining Services, the Ramsey Student Center, and the UGA Card Office use Iris Recognition Technology to provide a 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. Caution: This device may not be suitable for those with photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitivities.

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 technology decreases 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 OneCard 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 UGA OneCard for entry. 

*Please note that between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 7 :00 a.m. you must have your UGA OneCard to gain late-night entry at Snelling Dining Commons. 

Enrollment Locations: 

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.