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09/30/2019 | Porträts und Geschichten

New at the University of Kassel? Here are a few tips to get you started!

Welcome to the University of Kassel! As a freshman, master student or if you are new at the university, there is a lot to learn about the exciting campus life. These two pages in our university magazine publik give you an overview of the most important contact points for questions about studying and campus.

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What do I do with the CampusCard?

The CampusCard is your loyal study companion. As a semester ticket, it ensures that you can get from A to B, get food easily, use the services of the library and everyone knows: You are studying at the University of Kassel!

It also serves as a cultural ticket - this allows you to visit numerous cultural institutions in Kassel free of charge and to receive exclusive offers.

The CampusCard serves as an electronic purse at the University of Kassel. You can use it to quickly and easily pay for your meals in the refectory or for printing and copying in the library. As a resident of the student dormitories, you can also use the card as a payment card for washing machines and dryers.

What you have to do?

After your enrollment, the card is automatically generated and sent by mail. After each re-registration you have to revalidate the CampusCard. For this purpose, there are validation stations at the various locations of the university. You CANNOT load money at the validation stations.

To load money, you will find the stations at the various university locations, mostly in the entrance areas, the libraries or the refectories and cafeterias.

And attention! The chip card contains electronically readable data. Therefore, you should keep the card away from magnets, monitors or loudspeakers and do not stick anything on it, so that the data on the chip can be read.

You can find all information about the card under this link:

Who is KARLA? - The library

The university library is large, full of books, and its services extend to the far corners of the databases. This can be confusing at first. To help you get ready for your first paper and get to know our catalog portal KARLA and the different databases, the University Library offers training sessions at HoPla.

The Basics - Tuesday Training

Every Tuesday at 2 p.m. (during the first five weeks of the semester).

Meeting place: entrance hall of the library at HoPla.

Database - Wednesday training

Every second Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m.

Campus library Holländischer Platz, training room in building part A, level 2, room 2432.

More info and dates for events

Who can help me?

General Student Advising:

If you are thinking about changing your major after a while, or if you have doubts about your studies in general, the General Student Advisory Service will help you confidentially and free of charge.

Servicecenter Lehre:

The Service Center Teaching helps you with learning, writing, and presenting under the offer "Strengthening Study Competence" and also offers you advice and support in other areas related to your studies.

Helpdesk of the IT Service Center:

You can get help with topics such as UniAccount, WLAN, CampusCard, WebMail, Moodle and all digital services of the university at the ITS. At the various locations you will also find pool rooms where you can get help on the spot.

Career Service:

The Career Service not only offers an interesting range of services at the end of your studies, but also offers help during your studies with applications, finding internships, career orientation, or when you have doubts about your studies.

International Office

The International Office supports both students of the University of Kassel in gaining experience abroad within the framework of their studies or internships, as well as international students in completing their studies abroad at the University of Kassel.

Where can I participate? - Campus life

Find sports buddies, artistic spirits or simply new friends and attend versatile events. The various groups such as university sports, theater groups, student newspaper, CampusClub and many others offer the right program for everyone:

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Text: Christine Graß