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Information for new students

The following steps will support you in starting your studies at the TU Darmstadt and help you to organize your daily study life.

TU-ID is your central user ID at TU Darmstadt. This gives you access to various TU Darmstadt systems, such as WiFi, TUCaN and Moodle. In order to activate your personal TU-ID, please use your access code. It is located on the data control sheet which was originally attached to your student ID card.

More about TU-ID

Activate TU-ID now

At TU Darmstadt you will usually receive an e-mail address according to the following TU Darmstadt exclusively sends all important information about your studies to this e-mail address. Set up your own TU mailbox or mail forwarding to your private e-mail address to receive according messages. You should be setting up your e-mail address when initially activating your TU-ID.

More information and instructions regarding your e-mail address

Set up your e-mail address now by using your “Student e-mail address” in our IDM Portal

Currently the distribution of your Athena card is being switched to shipping.

  • All Athena cards printed up to 30.10.2020 can still be collected from the ULB until the end of November.
  • Athena cards printed after 01.11.2020 will be sent by post to the address deposited in TuCAN. You can find the printing date of your Athena card in the IDM portal under “Athena card”.

Athena Card combines various functions that are helpful at TU Darmstadt on a daily basis. You can use it to pay for food and drinks at our cafeterias, to identify yourself at HRZ Service, and it is also your user card for Darmstadt's university and state library (ULB) and Unisport-Zentrum. In order to obtain an Athene Card, a passport photo must be deposited for account administration. If you need support, use the offer of our photo station at the service counters.

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How to get your Athena Card. In this short video you will learn how to get your Athena card.

Hessenbox-DA allows users to share, synchronise and store files securely and quickly between different users, desktop computers or mobile devices. It is also possible to work on documents collaboratively in a web browser using OnlyOffice.

More information and instructions for Hessenbox-DA

Activate Hessenbox-DA now under “Persönliche Accountverwaltung” > “Zustimmungen” > “Hessenbox-DA Zustimmung”

Students of TU Darmstadt can use various services of the universities represented in the German Research Network (DFN), such as the survey tool “DFNTerminplaner” or the file exchange platform “GigaMove” of RWTH Aachen University.

Furthermore, some services at the TU use the authentication and authorisation infrastructure of DFN. To use these services, they must be activated once via the IDM portal of TU Darmstadt.

Activate your DFN account now under “Persönliche Accountverwaltung” > “Zustimmungen” > “DFN-AAI Zustimmung”

The web conference tool Zoom is at currently used at TU Darmstadt to support digital teaching. Using the campus licence, students can not only participate in online courses, they can also actively organise their own online meetings with other students.

To activate your campus license for Zoom, please proceed as follows:

  1. Open and select the “Sign in” button.
  2. On the following page please click on “New at Zoom?” on “Sign up free”.
  3. To verify, enter your date of birth and click “Continue”.
  4. Now enter your e-mail address of TU Darmstadt: first
  5. Finally, click on “Register”.

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