For a good three months now, the summer semester has been running largely digitally at our university, as at all universities nationwide. We have decided that now, just a few weeks before the end of lectures, we no longer want to make a major switch to presence. We know from feedback from student representatives that this is not what students want either.
We will therefore continue the summer semester 2021 as the departments and locations have communicated and handled it so far, i.e. as far as possible digitally. Practical teaching will continue to take place, where it is permitted, under strict hygiene protection measures and with tests in attendance. Depending on the situation at the locations, some supplementary smaller events may be added, about which you will then be informed by your course directors. All services – student lounge, libraries, examination offices – are also open for you in person. And where space allows, we want to provide additional opportunities for silent work and exam preparation. Before you come to the site, ask at Student Services or the library about opening hours and quiet work/study spaces.
Contact tracking via Recover App applies in all university spaces. Furthermore, familiar hygiene protection rules, such as keeping your distance and wearing a mask, apply in all locations – even for those who have been vaccinated or are recovering – in the buildings, with the exception of the plaza, when a minimum distance from others can be maintained. A test certificate is not necessary. Compliance with these rules is checked at the sites.
As an educational institution, we are well equipped to deal with the current challenges. We are in close contact with the health and regulatory authorities at all locations and always update the local hygiene concepts based on the official requirements.
We thank you for your cooperation in complying with and implementing the protective measures, but also very much for your understanding that the university has to adjust to changing specifications almost daily, which cannot remain without impact on study operations. With your support, we will continue to make this a successful semester together.
Further information about the teaching activities is summarized in the FAQ below and on ILIAS.