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ID card for accessing SDU's buildings

When do I need an ID card?

You will need an ID card for all locked doors where a card reader is located.
The doors are locked outside of the University’s normal opening hours.

As a general rule, exterior doors will be open:

  • Mondays – Thursdays from 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Fridays from 7:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Weekends: Entrances in the immediate vicinity of scheduled activities will be open 1 hour before and after the period in which the activity in question takes place.

If you require access outside of opening hours, you must use your card.

You are encouraged to always have your ID card (= student card) handy, as some areas on campus are always locked.

How do I get an ID card?

You will receive a student card at the beginning of your studies. The student card works as an ID card.

Do I have to activate the card?

Yes, you must activate the card yourself.

SDU has two different IT solutions for access control, and therefore there are two different ways to activate your card:

Solution 1 (students in Odense, Kolding and Esbjerg)

To activate your ID card, you have two options;

A) Email adkrobot@sdu.dk

Write your desired PIN code in the subject field of the email as follows:

nypin card number desired PIN code
Example: nypin 281213 6541

Remember to include spaces.
Note: You must send the email from your SDU student email account

B) Use tablets

You can use the tablets located at the entrances inside.
Place the card in front of the screen and follow the on-screen instructions.

Solution 2 (students in Sønderborg, Slagelse and Winsløwparken):

To activate your ID card, you must use a Buanco card reader with a display. These are located at all entrances.

  1. Gently swipe your ID card through the slot on the right side of the card reader. The card should face the brown stripe to the left as shown on the card reader.
  2.  When the card reader has approved your ID card, ‘INDTAST NY PIN-KODE ‘ (‘ENTER NEW PIN’) will appear on the display.
  3. Enter 4 digits of your choice.
  4. Repeat the 4 digits

What do I do in case I forget my PIN?

Email adkrobot@sdu.dk

Write your desired PIN code in the subject field of the email as follows:
nypin card number desired PIN code
Example: nypin 281213 6541

Remember to include spaces.
Note: You must send the email from your SDU student email account

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Last Updated 21.07.2021