The CampusCard is your Student ID card for the duration of your study course at the h_da – the first issuance is free-of-charge. The CampusCard is not a substitute for an official photo ID (identity card or passport), and cannot be transferred to another person.


Functions of the CampusCard

The CampusCard is also a pre-paid card for payments in the canteens. Devices to load credit are situated in the entrance lobby.

Once you have activated your CampusCard’s pass function at one of the h_da media centres (German), you can use it to borrow library items. Simply activate the library function at one of the centre’s service counters.

The RMV logo on your CampusCard denotes your semester ticket (German). It permits you to travel by public transport within the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) network. The ticket’s validity is automatically extended each time you re-register, from the day of re-validation until the start of the following semester, for which you are re-registered.

Once activated, a chip integrated into the CampusCard serves as a key for several rooms and areas of the university. Please refer to the key issuance department to activate the function.

The CampusCard serves as a theatre ticket for free entrance to Darmstadt’s State Theatre. Further information is available at the AStA (German) website.

Extending validity: Re-validation

The CampusCard also houses a special Thermo-Rewrite-Strip, which needs to be re-printed every new semester at one of the (re-)validation machines dotted around the university. Re-validation is possible once you have paid your semester contribution

Your CampusCard is unusable without a valid expiry date!


  • A10 - ground floor, sitting area next to staircase
  • C10 – ground floor main corridor, opposite the WC
  • C19 – ­­in the Foyer of the lecture hall building (next to the toilet)
  • C23 - ground floor, Foyer, left to the staircase
  • D10 - first floor, learning centre, left to single cubicle
  • E10 - third floor, Bistro, R 304 next to pin board
  • E30 - ground floor, R 0.41


  • F11 - Mensa, Foyer, downward staircase
  • F15 - hallway
  • F25 - library section Dieburg

Safeguarding your CampusCard

The h_da does not provide protective covers for cards. Nonetheless, students have a responsibility to make sure that their CampusCards are stored carefully and treated in much the same way as a photo ID would be.
We advise you not to store the CampusCard together with an embossed card, such as a credit card with its protruding letters, in the same pocket of a wallet/purse – as the letters could otherwise scrape away the CampusCard’s imprint. Furthermore, please refrain from using protective covers, as these contain lots of plasticizers which could also peel away the imprint.
Should the imprint on your card nonetheless wear away, please follow the instructions here (German).


Lost your card?

New cards
In the case of loss, theft, a defective or unreadable card – or a change of name – you can apply for a new CampusCard via the Student Service Center.

If you no longer have the CampusCard in your possession, and it has locking authorisation functions, it is your duty to have the card blocked. You can also block the CampusCard yourself via the self-service feature, under data administration (students) ‘block CampusCard or locking system chip’.



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