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.
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:
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.