College students actively participate in the local community by visiting local merchants and exploring the world around your campus. They enjoy freedom and flexibility by choosing when and where to spend time and money.
Over 75% of student expenditures occur off campus. Off Campus Solutions provides you with access to new, 100 percent margin revenue by implementing an off campus program facilitating additional dining and convenience choices. Expanding your existing program to increase student and parent satisfaction, voluntary participation, and overall deposits results in higher card usage on campus and for every aspect of campus life.
Convenience is the key driver of consumer behavior and facilitates where one spends time and money. Source: CLARITAS
Partner with OCS to provide a comprehensive solution to your campus community:
The truth about college students is that they don't do all their living on campus. They like to explore the world around them. They like to go out to eat, drink and play away from the campus. They like freedom to choose how and where to spend their money.
For today's colleges and universities, off campus commerce programs are no longer an elective. They're a pre-requisite. Hundreds of the nation's top colleges and universities have implemented off campus programs and industry experts predict 50% adoption in the next five years.
Off Campus Solutions (OCS) enhances the suite of student services you provide by creating a customized program that allows students, faculty and staff to spend their flex spending program at local restaurants and merchants off campus. The result? Happier students and parents, higher meal plan revenues, and a more enriching experience for everyone involved.
According to a recent report by the Society for College and University Planning,
students in public colleges are now taking an average of 6.2 years to graduate, instead of the traditional four years. Their private college counterparts are taking slightly less time graduating in 5.3 years. Overall, this presents many unexplored opportunities for campus dining services to meet the unique needs of these students including modified meal plans, off campus dining alternatives and convenience stores.
Today’s students have access to the largest pool of discretionary dollars in history, and currently, over 75% of student expenditures occur off campus. Instead of relinquishing this revenue, you can tap into this profit source by implementing a flex spending program that allows for additional dining and convenience choices. Expanding your flex spending program increases student and parent satisfaction, pushes meal plan involvement higher and increases overall deposits. This growth leads to increased card usage in every aspect of campus life, resulting in higher revenue across the board.
Enhance your campus commerce program permitting students, faculty and staff to spend funds with local merchants approved by your Institution.
Partnering with OCS will give you access to an existing and proven infrastructure, robust technology and manpower, as well as an extensive merchant network. As a fully outsourced and customized solution, we meet the needs of your students, faculty, and your staff by: