All infrastructure and regular operations, as well as the university administration, remain in operation.
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.
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.
Work desks in the libraries may be used again under certain conditions. Members of the university can work at the desks in the University Library after booking a time slot. Borrowing and returning media is possible in the University Library without booking, access is regulated by a traffic light system. Current information can be found on the University Library website; for regulations concerning the departmental libraries, please refer to their websites.
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.
According to Student Services, several cafeterias on campus will open for the summer semester 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 Hörsaalzentrum cafeteria is in operation. For further information, see the Student Services website.
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.
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.
Due to the current developments, the university sports team has suspend its general course program on campus until further notice. The tennis courts will reopen for free play beginning May 17 – see the University Sports webpage for details.
The weight and fitness center is also closed until further notice. However, the reopening of the weight and fitness center can be realized independently of the university sports program in accordance with the currently valid federal and state regulations.
The university sports team provides a wide range of online offers to all sports enthusiasts.
- on medical questions
- on corona virus research at the University
- for students
- for employees
- for teaching staff
- for researchers