Validation

UZH Cards are always issued without any information on the thermal printing field. To activate your card, you must validate it at a UZH validation station, and then re-validate it at regular intervals.

You will only be issued a (new) UZH Card when you join the University for the first time, change your name, or lose your card. For all other changes, you can simply re-validate your card to update the information on the thermal printing field.

When Must I Validate my UZH Card?

You must re-validate your card when:

  • you receive a new card
  • your card expires (date in thermal printing field)
  • you change your study details, e.g. degree program (students only)
  • you apply for or cancel ASVZ membership (staff only)
  • your job function changes (staff only)
  • you take on dual staff/student status

How to Validate a (New) UZH Card

  • Sign your UZH Card upon receipt.
  • Validate it at a UZH validation station.
  • Students may destroy their old cards. Staff and visitors should return old cards to the access delegate of their respective unit or to their superior.

How to Renew Card Validity

You must renew the validity of your card at regular intervals by re-validating it at a UZH validation station.

Students must re-validate their cards every semester. Mandated instructors must also re-validate their cards every semester; all other staff must re-validate their cards annually. Holders of UZH guest cards must apply for card renewal to their respective access delegate at least one month before expiration of their card.

Please see the following detailed information on card validity:

Information on validity and validation periods for students
Information on validity and validation periods for staff
Information on validity and validation periods for visitors

How to Update UZH-Related Information on Your Card

You can update UZH-related information on your card by simply re-validating it at a UZH validation station. For further information see also changes to UZH-related details.