I have finished my course but not yet graduated, will my card still be active?
The majority of students will have cards that are valid until the end of their studies.
As soon as you become eligible to graduate, no matter how long it may be until your actual graduation or what Valid Until date is on your card, you cease to be a student and as a result your card is no longer valid. Any functions associated with the card will cease.
Once your school/department has stated you have 'completed' your course (this is not the same as your graduation date) your student card will no longer give access to any swipe doors, gates or any controlled areas, regardless of the Valid Until date on your card.
If you still require access to your department you should contact them about alternative access. This is at the departments discretion.
Your library borrowers record will expire on the last day of your course. For final year undergraduates this will generally be the last day of semester. You will not be able to borrow books after this date.
Swipe access to library buildings will continue until your school/department has stated you have 'completed' your course, no matter the Valid Until date on your card.
Graduates of the University are entitled to free reference access to the library and can pay for borrowing rights at a reduced rate. Appropriate ID must be provided to register.
If you have money remaining on your card or in your web wallet when retiring you can request a refund within a specified period of time. There is more information on how to do this on the cashless catering site:
This article was published on Jul 22, 2013