A college ID will enable you to do many things during your college years. Some of those things might be things that your really enjoy doing and thus you should take care of your ID and always keep it with you everywhere you go. If at any point you loose your ID, you should replace it or look for it as soon as possible as you might be missing out on some of the advantages that it can bring. In this article I will mention 5 uses for your college student ID, I hope that you will take advantage of these as they are sure to save your a lot of money.
If you’re are going to purchase clothing at a department store you should ask if you get a student discount. Most department stores offer this so make sure to ask. This can possibly save you at least 2% of your final price, although that may not seem like much, it is. Buying clothing during your college years will most likely happen at least twice per year and assuming you’re there four years that’s eight times. You will be saving at least 16% of your clothing costs at least and I’m sure that sounds like a good thing.
– FREE Entrances
If you like to go to night clubs then showing your student ID at the entrance might get you in for free, at least once a week during college night in most cities. Make sure to not show up to a place expecting a free entrance though just because you’re a college student and you have your ID. If the place where you’re going to does not accept this as an entrance fee then perhaps a discount can be made, ask before paying because sometimes the people forget to tell you that you can save money. These free entrances are usually for museums or for college sponsored activities such as sporting events, pep rallies, and plays.
– Opening Doors
If you live at the dorm rooms then you will surely find out that your student ID will be what opens up the dorm doors, the hang out area doors, and even the mail room doors for you. Your ID will be programmed and the door reader will read your ID to let you in. This is very important and if at anytime you loose your ID then it’s worth getting for this purpose at least. If you loose it and you can’t replace it though you should find a buddy to help you out each time you’re locked out or you can always just ask the person nearest to the door if they have their ID.
If you bought a meal plan then your student ID will be your lunch ticket. At most schools there is more than one cafeteria or dinning hall and thus it’s important to take your student ID with you to school and everywhere you go on a daily basis if you wish to eat at some point. You might think that you’re not going to get hungry at school, but what if you do? Just take it, just in case.
Sometimes you will be asked to provide identification for yourself or proof that you go to that school and your college ID is extremely important at this time. Don’t go to class without it as you never know if there will be a check up for all students. You will also be asked to identify yourself with your student ID if you ever get stopped by the campus police, if you’re going to check out books at the library, or if you want to use the school’s computer labs.