Information for students

  • Teaching
    1. Courses with more than 50 participants on site in the same room shall be conducted by distance learning.
    2. Courses with 50 or fewer participants present in the same room may be held on site. Premises in which such events are held may not be filled to no more than half their capacity.
    3. Insofar as face-to-face events are held in accordance with para. 2, it must be ensured that they can also be followed without physical presence at the university (e.g. by means of suitable teaching units online, by live streaming of the event or by making suitable materials available on Moodle).
    4. The restrictions or requirements according to par. 2, 3 do not apply to teaching activities which cumulatively fulfil the following requirements:
      • These are activities with a highly interactive character (such as seminars), work in laboratories or studios, or clinical practical work.
      • The activity is a necessary part of the course or structured educational programme.
      • On-site presence is required.
      • The number of participants present on site at the same time shall not exceed 50.
    5. More restrictive provisions of the faculties remain reserved.
  • Examinations

    The provisions set out above apply analogously to the examinations. However, the number of participants present on site at the same time may, as a rule, not exceed 100. Otherwise, and insofar as they are in accordance with theses guidelines, the Rectorate's guidelines of 12 October 2020 (in French) on the conduct of examinations and other proof of performance to be furnished shall be decisive for the examinations.

    Please also consult, with regard to the exams, the faculties' websites:

  • Libraries

    The activities and services of the libraries are carried out and offered, with a special regime being set up which takes account of the rules and preventive measures as well as the distance requirements. Lending is possible in accordance with the conditions laid down by each library. Detailed and up-to-date information can be found on the library portal.

  • Public Counters

    The university counters are generally open according to the regular schedule. For the current status and opening hours, please refer to the respective websites.

  • Opening of the University buildings

    The university buildings are open at their usual times. We reserve the right to decide otherwise if the situation so requires.

    Opening hours of the University buildings

  • Sport facilities

    Information about the current sports offer is available on the website of the University Sports Service.

    Information about the opening of the University's fitness rooms can also be found on the website of the University Sports Service.

  • Army and Civil Protection

    Applications for leave of absence against the background of the Covid 19 pandemic due to a marching order of the Swiss Armed Forces, a draft of the civil protection or an official draft of another public institution are to be submitted to and will be handled as follows with immediate effect and until further notice:

  • University Restaurants

    The refectories and cafeterias will gradually be opened, according to a different rhythm and schedule for each location. Please consult the university restaurants website for details of opening hours. We reserve the right to decide otherwise if the situation so requires.

 Please take note of the additional provisions of each faculty regarding the conduct of teaching and exams: