Fall Semester 2021
For the autumn semester 2021, the university aims to offer students as much face-to-face teaching as possible while complying with the COVID regulations. The protection concept provides for the following regulations.
From 01.11.2021, coronavirus certificates will be compulsory for university teaching and for the use of university premises, including libraries and learning rooms. Until then, the following regulations apply:
50 percent occupancy
The safety concept of the university for the time until 01.11.2021 foresees that the rooms for teaching in the fall semester 2021/22 can be occupied to half of their maximum capacity, i.e. every second seat can be filled. Seats that may not be used will be marked or removed.
While lectures in many faculties will take place online or in mixed formats, a large number of interactive teaching formats such as seminars will allow for a lot of face-to-face teaching. You can find more detailed information about the courses offered in your subject in the course directory, through your faculties, and directly from the lecturers.
Mask Wearing in university buildings and during lectures, seminars etc.
Masks must be worn in the foyers, corridors, staircases and lifts as well as in the study rooms in the university library and in those university buildings where courses are held.
Students and lecturers are also required to wear masks at all times during lectures.
Eating during lectures is prohibited.
Lecturers do not have to wear masks during lectures, provided that they can maintain a distance of at least two metres from the students.
University buildings, libraries and learning spaces
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.
Addresses of the university learning spaces are listed here:
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.
Rooms for participation in online events
Some students may need a room to participate in online courses. The following recommendations have been made for this purpose:
- Students can contact their subject departments - many of them offer individual solutions for their respective buildings solutions. The Dean's Offices and secretariats provide information on the respective procedures.
- If it is not possible to occupy a suitable room in this way, smaller (teaching) rooms can be requested to a limited extent via the room info tool for participation in online events. Please use the instructions for room reservation for participation in online events («Anleitung Lern- und Arbeitsräume, Teilnahme und Aufzeichnung Online LV») in the Room Info Tool (in German).
Mensa and Cafeterias
Since 13 September 2021, coronavirus certificates are compulsory in all catering establishments, which will, as for the university catering sites, be verified at the checkout. Guests without a certificate can only purchase food to take away or to eat outside.
In order to also allow food to be eaten in lounges and food to be brought in, areas in the individual catering establishments will be designated as "self-catering zones" and, where possible, be separated from the rest of the establishment.
Please note the reduced number of seats in these areas. Tables and chairs may not be pushed together. The mask may be removed during consumption and must be worn again afterwards.
- The self-catering areas are also available outside the opening hours of the catering establishments.
Guidelines for the use of webcams during classes and examinations
Exams and Assessments
Exams at the end of the semester will, whenever possible, 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.