Corona virus: Reduced mode of operation

Infrastructure, regular operations and university administration remain in operation

All infrastructure and regular operations, as well as the university administration, remain in operation.

Summer semester 2021: Courses mainly as online events

For the summer semester, the university management requests to plan mainly online events. However, those classes that are mandatory for a successful course of study and cannot be substituted by digital formats can continue to be held in person for the time being. This applies to laboratory courses and other courses with significant practical components as well as examinations and admission procedures. These will be scheduled for 90 minutes of attendance, starting “cum tempore” (usually quarter past the hour) and vacating the room 30 minutes before the start of the next class. The faculties will regulate which classes can take place in person. Classes in centrally administered rooms are always approved by the Dean's Office.

In order to avoid larger gatherings (especially en route to classes, e.g. on public transport), in-person events may not exceed 40 participants. In individual cases, justified exceptions may be made if the laws to combat the Coronavirus permit and the rooms are available. 

E-mail on teaching plans for summer semester 2021 

Lecture period for the 2021 summer semester postponed by one week

The lecture period in the 2021 summer semester will start on 19 April, one week later than in previous years. The end of the lecture period will also be postponed by one week, to 31 July, 2021, and there will be no lectures in the week of Pentecost from 24 to 28 May, 2021.

Libraries open with restrictions

Work desks in the libraries may be used again under certain conditions. It is possible to book time slots for workspaces in the University Library (Wilhelmstr. 32, PCB-Bibliothek Morgenstelle) directly at the entrance. Upon entering the UB, you register via the traffic light system for the time slot currently in progress. Booking in advance is not required. You must have a library card. Two fixed time slots are available for the use of the work spaces. Borrowing and returning media is possible in the University Library without booking, access is regulated by the traffic light system. This change does not affect the access modalities for the Manuscript Reading Room or the University Archives – please continue to book work spaces in these via the appointment booking system of the Manuscript Reading Room. Current information can be found on the University Library website; for regulations concerning the departmental libraries, please refer to their websites.

Visitor data must be recorded in all areas where studies are conducted.

The current Coronavirus directive from the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts stipulates that visitor data must be recorded in all areas where studies are conducted. This concerns not only classrooms and libraries but also facilities such as Student Administration, examination offices and student advisory services

Canteens closed, cafeterias with offers to go

Several cafeterias run by the Studierendenwerk are open and offer snacks and drinks to take away. The Clubhaus cafeteria offers a hot take-out lunch every day. The University Library cafeteria in Wilhelmstraße is open daily 11 am-1 pm for to-go consumption, while the Neuphilologicum cafeteria (Brechtbau building of the humanities) is closed indefinitely. On the Morgenstelle campus, the Morgenstelle cafeteria will open on June 7 (Monday to Friday, 9 am-2 pm). The Hörsaalzentrum cafeteria, however, will close on June 4. For further information, see the Student Services website.

Ban on entering the premises for certain categories of people

According to the corona regulation for study and teaching, only university members may enter the buildings of the university from now on. The entry ban does not apply to libraries. All persons who have to enter the university for urgent business reasons, for example members of external companies, are also excluded from the entry ban.

The entry ban also applies to persons

  • who have had contact with an infected person within the last 14 days or are currently in contact (contact also means a patient-related activity without adequate protective equipment (i.e. at least FFP2 mask, protective gown, gloves, protective glasses/visor).
  • who in the last 48 hours or currently show symptoms of a respiratory tract infection or a temperature (impaired sense of smell/taste, fever, cough, runny or congested nose, or sore throat)

For further information please refer to the University's hygiene concept.

Compulsory wearing of medical masks

The wearing of a medical face mask ("surgical mask") or mask with a higher protection standard (e.g. FFP2, KN95, N95) is now mandatory for all those present at the university, due to the state's Coronavirus ordinance.

A scarf or simple cloth covering for the mouth and nose will no longer be permissible when you are inside or in front of University buildings. 

Students are asked to use their own medical masks for this purpose. Employees may use their own medical masks or those provided by the university. 

Further information on how to protect yourself and others

University Sports: On-site and online courses

On Monday, 07.06.2021, the summer university sports program restarts on campus again – at first with non-contact sports, complemented online course offers.

The courses on campus are held exclusively in the open air and in strict compliance with all necessary distance and hygiene rules.

The tennis courts as well as the beach volleyball courts are open for free play from 9am to 8pm. Appointments can be conveniently booked via the university sports homepage.

For further details see the university sports pages.

On 14 June, the weight and fitness center will also resume its operations. All rules for training can be found on the weight and fitness center's website

University Museum and Botanical Garden reopened

Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden is open again regularly: Opening hours: Monday through Friday 7.30am until 4.30pm (greenhouses from 8am onwards), weekends and holidays 8am until 4.30pm (greenhouses from 10am onwards). Inside buildings, it is mandatory to wear a medical mask. Botanical Garden website 

Museum of the University of Tübingen (MUT)

The University Museum at Hohentübinge Castle has reopened. Opening hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am-5 pm, Thursday until 7 pm. To enter the museum, you need to wear a medical mask. University Museum website