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.

The summer semester remains online

Teaching in the form of classroom instruction on-site is suspended until 30 September. Classes may only be held in digital formats. Exceptions can be made for practical excercises and lab courses as well as examinations, for further information see https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/174693.

The start of winter semester has been moved back to 2 November. Winter semester will now end on 27 February 2021. In the case of lectures usually attended by several hundred students, it is highly likely that even by the autumn, only online formats will be possible.

University Library and some institute libraries reopened 4 May - Digital services still on offer

The University Library has reopened on Monday, 4 May. Opening hours will be restricted to Mon. - Fri. from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm. At this stage, only pre-registered members of the University (students, academic staff and other employees) will be admitted.  For further information, see https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/176853.

On 4 May some of the institute libraries have also reopened ‒ some with reduced hours; please contact your institute for details.

Our digital media are available to you as usual. Electronic publications and most of the databases licensed by us are accessible to you regardless of location.  We are also considering the short-term expansion of our electronic service if there is a concrete need.

If you have any questions, please contact the Library by e-mail. For general questions please contact informationspam prevention@ub.uni-tuebingen.de, questions about electronic resources will be answered at emedienspam prevention@ub.uni-tuebingen.de, questions about the learning platform ILIAS and services of e-learning will be answered at edl-supportspam prevention@ub.uni-tuebingen.de.

Current information can always be found on the website of the University Library.

Refectories are closed - dem Hörsaalzentrum cafeteria to reopen on 15 June

The refectories Shedhalle, Prinz Karl and Morgenstelle as well as the cafeterias in the university library, the Clubhaus, the theologies building, the humanities building (Brechtbau) and in the Morgenstelle refectory are closed.

From 15 June, the dem Hörsaalzentrum cafeteria will be open again Monday to Friday from 11am to 1.30pm. Food and drinks are to take away only.

 Please observe the regulations on hygiene rules of the Studierendenwerk, for further information see: https://www.my-stuwe.de/mensa/wir-oeffnen-wieder/ 

Ban on entering the premises for certain categories of people

With immediate effect, a general ban on entering the university premises applies to all persons

  • who have or have had contact with an infected person currently or within the last 14 days.
  • who show symptoms of respiratory infection or a temperature.

Access by persons from outside the University is to be restricted to an absolute minimum. For further information please refer to the University's hygiene concept (German only).

Do your bit - Wear a mask!

If you enter the University as a student or visitor, please wear a mask (mouth-nose cover)! Please do your bit to ensure that employees and students do not have an increased risk of infection.

Further information on how to protect yourself and others

On-site university sports program suspended - online courses instead

Due to the corona virus, the entire university sports program, including weight room, events etc., is suspended until further notice. This decision affects all courses at all locations (university sports facilities, municipal halls, external courses and field trips).

As a replacement, the university sports team have started live online courses on 4 May. All information can be found on the university sports website: http://www.hsp.uni-tuebingen.de

University Museum at Tübingen Castle has reopened on 9 May - Other museums and public collections still closed

The University Museum at Tübingen Castle has reopened on 9 May. All other museums and public collections remain closed until further notice. The botanical garden has reopened on 4 May.

Counselling and services - Contact via email or telephone only

All counselling and service facilities at the University have changed their offers to telephone and online service only.

Events and meetings permitted in a limited way only

According to the University's hygiene concept (cf. D.5), meetings of up to 20 people are permitted without prior approval procedure, provided that the requirements of the hygiene concept are met. This applies to on-campus meetings such as briefings and conferences or committee meetings, but not to lectures/classes.

Conferences  and other public events with external guests with more than 20 participants should not take place until at least September 30, 2020, unless you have obtained a special permit by the president’s office to hold such an event.