Spring Semester 2021
The Federal Council announced relaxations on 23.06.2021. However, these do not affect the existing rules for studying and teaching. The mask requirement remains in place in study rooms and publicly accessible buildings such as the Kollegienhaus or the university library.
The following guidelines do still apply to face-to-face classes:
- Face-to-face classes are only available if a room is already listed in the course catalog under "Dates and Rooms" from 26.04.2021 on. Events that have been announced as online for the entire semester will therefore remain online.
- The University of Basel strives to offer face-to-face events hybrid (live broadcast) or additionally in recorded form if required. The aim is to ensure that students who are in quarantine, belong to a risk group or are prevented from attending due to directly preceding or following online events can also participate. If this is not possible, the course should be continued online until the end of the semester. Lecturers are encouraged to work with students to find a mutually agreeable solution for the mode of delivery.
- On the campus of the University of Basel, the same protective measures and space numbers apply as communicated in fall 2020 and posted on the doors: A mask must be worn in the buildings and rooms. This also applies to students and lecturers during classes. It is mandatory that the protective distances be observed.
- In any case, the examinations will be implemented as announced.
University buildings, libraries and learning spaces
Since April 19, 2021, the learning spaces in the Kollegienhaus on Petersplatz are accessible to students again. Details about accessability of decentralized learning rooms have been or will be communicated by the faculties and departments. Students may also reserve rooms; information on this is likewise available from the departments.
Since 1 March 2021, work spaces in the reading rooms and study areas of the University Main Library and the Library of the Faculty of Law can be reserved online. This should make the use of available spaces clearer and easier to plan. In addition, thanks to seating reservations, large gatherings of people looking for a work space can be prevented and contact tracing will be ensured.
Information on learning spaces that are available in compliance with Corona hygiene measures is provided to students via the students' union (skuba).
Guidelines for the use of webcams during classes and examinations
Exams and Assessments
Exams at the end of the semester will take place in the form announced in the course catalog. The lecturers and deans of studies provide information on how the examinations will be conducted. Examinations that are carried out on site follow a safety concept for in-classroom examinations which has been approved by the Department of Health. Questions regarding examinations can be directed to the respective lecturers.
- We advise all members of the University to install the Swiss Covid app and urge them to follow the recommendations of the FOPH, both at the university and in their private life.
- All teaching staff and students are advised to consult the relevant central and faculty web pages on a regular basis.
Covid-19 special offers for advantageous (temporary) hotel accommodation for students can be found here.