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CampusCard

The card can be used as a method of payment at all checkouts of the Studierendenwerk Kassel. It can also be used at all printers, copiers and several vending machines on campus. Moreover, the CampusCard serves as a library card and can be used for paying library fees. Residents of the student halls use the card often as a payment card for the washing machines and dryers.
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Why do I need this CampusCard?

The card can be used as a method of payment at all checkouts of the Studierendenwerk Kassel. It can also be used at all printers, copiers and several vending machines on campus. Moreover, the CampusCard serves as a library card and can be used for paying library fees. Residents of the student halls use the card often as a payment card for the washing machines and dryers.
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Where can I get a CampusCard?

You can find all information pertaining to this at:

 

What do I have to do before I can use my CampusCard for payments?

First, you have to load money on your card at one of the charging stations offered by the Studierendenwerk. You should also check the "Mensa-Status" of your card (students/ staff/ trainees/apprentices/guests) and if necessary, have it corrected. Without changing the "Mensa-Status", all CampusCards are set on "Mensa-Status Guest”.

 

Where can I get the "Mensa-Status" of my CampusCard adjusted or extended?

On Campus Holländischer Platz, students, employees of the university and the Studierendenwerk, trainees, aspirants and interns with a valid university account can update or extend the "Mensa-Status" entry on their CampusCards themselves: Two validation stations are available on the ground floor of the Campus Center in Moritzstraße for this purpose. They hang next to the screen with the NVV timetable information.  The "Mensa-Status" update takes about 20 seconds.
At the other campusses of the University of Kassel, "Mensa-Status" updates can be made at all cash desks in canteens and cafeterias. Students must present their student ID, university employees can prove their "Mensa status" by means of a corresponding imprint on the card. Students of the Kassel School of Medicine and employees of the Studierendenwerk who do not have a university account update the "Mensa-Status" of their CampusCard at the information desk of the Studierendenwerk on level 3 of the Campus Center.

 

What is the meaning of the "Mensa-Status" imprinted on the CampusCard?

Only as a student, employee, trainee or apprentice of the University you pay a reduced price in the canteen (= Mensa). It is important that the right "Mensa-Status" is entered on the Card, so that you will only have to pay the reduced price.

You will find the "Mensa Status" entry at the bottom right of your card next to the NVV logo. There you will also find the date for the next update (=validation) of the entered "Mensa-Status".

These are the different types of "Mensa-Status":

  • "Studierende/r" = Students
  • "Bedienstete/r" = Employees of the University of Kassel
  • "Bedienstete/r (A)" = Trainees, Aspirants and interns of the University of Kassel
  • "Bedienstete/r (S)" = Employees of the Studierendenwerk Kassel
  • "Gast" = Guests of the University of Kassel

 

What do I have to do if the wrong "Mensa-Status" was entered when updating?

The IT Service Centre (ITS) of the University of Kassel is responsible for the correct "Mensa-Status" entry. If you have any problems, please send an e-mail to campuscard((at))uni-kassel.de or call +49 561 804 5678.

 

Error message "Karte nicht aktiviert" - "Card not activated"?

If you receive this error message when updating or extending the "Mensa-Status" entry of your CampusCard, the card has not yet been activated. Therefore, the "Mensa-Status" cannot be updated or extended (=validated). You will find information on this on the information sheet that you received together with the CampusCard.

 

For how long will the "Mensa-Status Student" be valid on the CampusCard?

Since the winter semester 2018/2019, the "Mensa-Status" is valid for six months. After that, you still have one month to have the "Mensa-Status" updated. After this period has expired, you will receive the error message "Your card has definitely expired" at the cash desks of the canteens and cafeterias. After that the card is only valid for payments in the library and at photocopiers. At the cash desks of canteens and cafeterias you can only pay with the card again after updating the "Mensa-Status".  

 

Does the Studierendenwerk save my data?

No, neither does Studierendenwerk read your private information saved on the card, nor are they passed on to the Studierendenwerk.

 

Where can I load my card with credit?

You can find the Cash-to-Card machines in various places:

  • Zentralmensa, Campus Holländischer Platz, right behind the food display in the entrance area, during the opening hours of the guest room
  • Library, Campus Holländischer Platz, Entrance Hall near the lockers, Monday-Friday 8a.m.-11p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-21p.m.
  • Leo (the former "Selbstlernzentrum"),  Campus Holländischer Platz, first floor, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Kunsthochschule, Menzelstrasse 15, Northern building, entrance area, Monday-Friday 7a.m.-6p.m.
  • Heinrich-Plett-Strasse 40, Cafeteria, Monday-Thursday 8a.m.-5p.m., Friday 8a.m.-2p.m.
  • Murhardsche Library, Brüder-Grimm-Platz 4A, Photocopy Room, Monday-Friday 9a.m.-6p.m., Saturday 10a.m.-1p.m.
  • Wilhelmshöher Allee, two machines in the entrance area next to the cafeteria, Monday-Friday 6a.m.-10p.m.
  • In Witzenhausen, Nordbahnhofstraße, anteroom of the library during the semester: Monday-Friday 6a.m.-8p.m.; August and September: Monday-Friday 9a.m.-6p.m.; Tuesday-Friday: 9a.m.-4p.m.; time between terms in wintersemster: Monday-Friday 9a.m.-6p.m.

 

How do I check the amount of money that I have on my card?

To check the amount, just push the card into the machine until it clicks. You can then see how much you currently have in the display. Whenever you pay your lunch in the canteen with the CampusCard your credit will be shown at the checkout. And if you pay at the washers in a student hall or at the vending machines at "LEO Lernort", your credit will be shown on the display.

 

What do I have to do, if I do not have enough money on my card and I cannot pay for my lunch?

In this particular case you may, exceptionally, load credit to your card immediately at the checkout if you pay with banknotes. Otherwise simply go to another checkout where you can pay with cash and do not need to use your card.

 

What's the maximum amount I can load onto my card?

Please check the card number entered on your CampusCard. If this number starts with a "3", you can top up the "purse" of your CampusCard with a maximum total amount of 90 Euros. If it starts with a "4", the maximum amount is 150 Euros. The cash-to-card-machines will accept banknotes of 5, 10, 20 or 50 Euros. Please make sure that you have the appropriate amount of money ready, because: The cash-to-card-machines do not give change.

 

Do I get a receipt for the loaded money?

Yes, but just at the Cash-to-Card machines in the main canteen "Zentralmensa" and at "LEO Lernort".

 

What should I do if I've put money into the machine but it doesn't show the amount I've put in?

In this case, please complete and sign the form I ask for payment / transfer of balance of my campuscard (pdf) and send it

  • via e-mail to Studierendenwerk Kassel, Hauptverwaltung, Postfach 103660, 34036 Kassel, or
  • hand it in at the Studierendenwerk Kassel Service Desk, Campus Center, Moritzstraße 18, next to Zentralmensa. The Service Desk is open from Mondays to Thursdays 10am-3pm, Fridays 10am-12pm.

If your application is accepted, any remaining balance will be transferred to your account.

 

Can I get a refund for the credit left on my card?

Yes, but only in case of following circumstances:

  • If you've put money into the machine but it doesn't show the amount that you've put in.
  • The card is damaged.
  • The card is blocked, for instance, because you lost it.
  • You finish your studies or quit your job at University of Kassel.
  • You exchange your card, because your name has changed, e.g. when you marry.

In these cases, please complete and sign the form I ask for payment / transfer of balance of my campuscard (pdf) and send it

  • via e-mail to Studierendenwerk Kassel, Hauptverwaltung, Postfach 103660, 34036 Kassel, or
  • hand it in at the Studierendenwerk Kassel Service Desk, Campus Center, Moritzstraße 18, next to Zentralmensa. The Service Desk is open from Mondays to Thursdays 10am-3pm, Fridays 10am-12pm.
  • It is essential that you enclose your CampusCard with the form. The only exception is if you have deposited money but the credit has not been booked to the card.

If your application is accepted, any remaining balance will be transferred to your account.

Please understand that there is no reimbursement in cases other than those mentioned above.

 

What do I do if my card is damaged or the machine can't read my card?

In this case, please complete and sign the form I ask for payment / transfer of balance of my campuscard (pdf) and send it

  • via e-mail to Studierendenwerk Kassel, Hauptverwaltung, Postfach 103660, 34036 Kassel, or
  • hand it in at the Studierendenwerk Kassel Service Desk, Campus Center, Moritzstraße 18, next to Zentralmensa. The Service Desk is open from Mondays to Thursdays 10am-3pm, Fridays 10am-12pm.

If your application is accepted, any remaining balance will be transferred to your account.

 

How can I transfer balance from card to card?

Please use the form I ask for payment / transfer of balance of my campuscard (pdf). At „The card is defective“ please choose „Yes“ when asked „ Shall the balance be booked to a new card?“. As soon as we have processed your request we will e-mail the information at which cash desk the balance can be transferred. Please tell the staff member at this cash desk that you need a “Guthaben-Transfer”.

 

Can I pay with a CampusCard if I am not studying or working at Kassel University?

You can buy a guest card at the Aufwerter (Cash-to-Card-Machine). A guest card costs 5 Euros. This includes a starting balance of 2 Euros.

 

What can I do, if I inadvertently bought a Guest Card at the Cash-to-Card machine?

In case, you accidentally bought a card for guests and you have not yet loaded money on it or used it to make copies, you can return it and the amount of purchase, five Euros, will be refunded to your bank account.

Please complete and sign the form for refund the purchasing price (pdf) and send it

  • via e-mail to Studierendenwerk Kassel, Hauptverwaltung, Postfach 103660, 34036 Kassel, or
  • hand it in at the Studierendenwerk Kassel Service Desk, Campus Center, Moritzstraße 18, next to Zentralmensa. The Service Desk is open from Mondays to Thursdays 10am-3pm, Fridays 10am-12pm.

If your application is accepted, any remaining balance will be transferred to your account. Guest cards which have been used cannot be taken back or refunded.

 

Is there anything important I need to consider using the card?

The card carries electronically readable data. Therefore, it is important to keep it away from magnets, monitors or speakers, and nothing should be glued on it, so that the data can be read. Furthermore, you should treat your card with utmost care. In case of loss, immediately inform the IT-Servicecenter of the University of Kassel or block your CampusCard online. The credit on your card can be refunded. Will you therefore please complete and sign the form I ask for payment / transfer of balance of my campuscard (pdf) and send it to the Studierendenwerk.

 

What should I do if the Cash-to-Card machine itself isn't working?

Call the following numbers:

Monday through 9a.m.-3p.m. and Fridays 9a.m.-12p.m.: (05 61) 8 04 23 02. 

Workdays after 4p.m. and Saturdays: (05 61) 8 04 25 98.

 

What should I do if a copier isn't working or if too much money is deducted from my card?

Call the company responsible for repairing the machines on campus: Ricoh Deutschland GmbH, (0511) 67 42 4000 or by e-mail, service((at))ricoh.de. Via internet: www.ricoh.de/support/serviceanforderung/index.xhtml

 

Where can I get more information, prices for the copy machines, for example?

 

Where can I place my questions about the CampusCard?

Under campuscard((at))studierendenwerk.uni-kassel.de we will help you with your questions about the CampusCard.

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