University Of Oklahoma Becomes The First School To Accept Apple Pay Across Campus
University of Oklahoma announced that it would begin accepting Apple Pay across the campus, making it the first university in the United States to embrace Apple Pay. This move allows students attending the University of Oklahoma to use Apple Pay at any of the campus's 400 point-of-service locations, including bookstores, restaurants, and more.
Starting this week, Sooners are now able to pay for items at any one of OU's 400 point-of-service locations -- everywhere from Couch Restaurants to the One University Store and the OU Bookstore. That's right: Buying textbooks, technology and food on campus has never been easier -- or more techy.
The university also published a quirky post, "Six Ways Apple Pay Totally Pays Off for OU Students", giving a list of reasons why "having Apple Pay campus wide is so awesome," ranging from being able to pay without a wallet to the security of the transactions.
The University of Oklahoma appears to be the first college to begin accepting Apple Pay campus wide, but in the near future, more than 700 universities and colleges will adopt the payments service. Apple CEO Tim Cook made the announcement during the company's third-quarter earnings call, specifically naming the University of Oklahoma, the University of Kentucky, and Auburn University, Cook's own alma mater.
Since its launch in October 2014 Apple Pay has seen a wide margin of adoption ranging from banks and credit unions to businesses and has steadily grown in popularity. Apple Pay works with hundreds of debit and credit cards in the United States and it is accepted at more than 1 million locations across the country.
Source: University Of Oklahoma