It's the beginning of June, and you can feel summer coming. Colleges and universities have already ended classes for the year, with high schools, middle schools and elementary schools not far behind.
At this time of year, the thoughts of most people turn towards beaches, cold drinks, pools and beautiful weather...
...unless you work in the ID card office of a college.
If that's case, you probably have one thought crossing your mind more than all the rest:
"Uh oh. The new students are coming."
Yes, summer means college orientation season, when thousands of new students flock to campuses across the country eager to get those first few days of college experience under their belts.
While some orientations occur later in the summer and some schools leave their ID badging until the first week of school in the fall, the waves of students beginning orientation usually signal the beginning of student ID card printing season.
For many schools, the student ID card is the center of the college universe: cards are used to identify students (duh), grant access to classrooms and dormitories, pay for meals and more.
Simply put, a solid student ID card program is key to a great campus experience for your students.
With student ID badging season rapidly approaching, it's important to make sure your school's student ID card program is ready to handle the new load of students.
We've compiled a list of three steps you can take to make sure your school is ready to welcome its newest batch of students, and to ensure that your summer badging operations go off without a hitch.
How can you ensure your student ID card operation is ready?