Marshall launching student IDs on iPhone, Apple Watch

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Marshall University students will be able to use their own electronic devices to access buildings on campus, pay for meals and do other tasks.

School officials announced the launch of school-issued identification cards on iPhone and Apple Watch on Tuesday.

Marshall said it's the first school in West Virginia and among the first 10 nationwide to offer the technology that uses readers where the ID cards are accepted on and off campus.

Apple said the technology will allow students to leave their physical wallets behind.

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