Your FLASHcard serves as your key and is needed to access Kent State University’s residence halls.
If you are locked out, you can use the CBORD Mobile ID smartphone app to get a one-time PIN code. Instructions are available here. You can also check out a temporary key at your area desk.
Please note: You will be held responsible for activity using your login and password with Mobile ID. It is against university policy to share university passwords. For more information and tips on how to keep your account secure, please see https://www.kent.edu/it/secureit
If you believe your phone is lost or stolen, please see below for how to deactivate Mobile ID from your old phone. You can only have one phone authorized to your Flashline ID. You will need to deactivate Mobile ID from your old phone to use it on a new phone.
Below are common questions regarding the locks and FLASHcard:
How do I use my card to enter my room?
Swipe your card on your door. The lock will flash green and then you can pull down the handle to enter.
Alternatively, if you have a contactless or smartcard, please hold up your card parallel to the black reader below the keypad. The lock will flash green and then you can pull down the handle to enter.
What if I’m locked out?
Check out a temporary key at the area desk.
You can also use the CBORD Mobile ID smartphone app to gain a one-time PIN code to open your room door. Please see here for information on how to install Mobile ID on your phone.
What if I lose my FLASHcard?
There are some simple steps to get your card replaced or reported lost (if the FLASHcard office isn’t open) that you should follow.