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Business and Financial Policies and Procedures

20.2.2 Request Cards or Fobs for Proximity Access

Policy Statement

A proximity card or key fob uses an embedded circuit and antenna to relay access information when it is near - in proximity - to a reader. No swiping needed. All proximity cards, key fobs, and other proximity devices used at the University of Illinois System must be ordered from i-card Programs.

There are 3 types of proximity devices:

  • Individual ID cards that look and work like regular ID cards, and are associated with one person.
  • Department cards
  • Department key fobs


To request cards or fobs for proximity access:

  • Contact the i-card Help Desk (217-265-6464 or They will work with you to determine which type of proximity device will best meet your needs.

Last Updated: October 21, 2011 | Approved: Senior Associate Vice President for Business and Finance | Effective: January 2002

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