Changes on campus

The new ordinance on study operations will take effect on January 11, 2021



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The new “Corona Ordinance on Study Operations” issued by the state of Baden-Württemberg provides for changes regarding libraries, sports facilities and curfews. What does this mean for students and employees at the University of Freiburg?

On Sunday evening, the state of Baden-Württemberg issued a new “Corona Ordinance on Study Operations,” which will come into force on January 11 and initially apply until January 31, 2021. The previous regulations on study operations remain largely unaffected. For the University of Freiburg, this means that even after January 11, classroom teaching will remain largely suspended and only those events or exams that are not possible in digital formats and have been approved by the rectorate will take place on site. The measures laid out in the hygiene regulations as well as phase 5 of the University's phase plan will continue to apply.

Libraries, sports facilities, curfews

The three main changes concern the libraries, sports facilities and the curfew: archives and academic libraries will remain closed, but can offer a pick-up service: University members can order media online and pick them up from the University Library starting on January 13. Sports facilities can be used again for courses and exams. However, the Recreational Sports Program, for example, will remain suspended. In addition, instructors will be able to hold academic events that cannot be postponed during the general curfew, which is in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. However, the ordinance emphasizes that these should be cases of exception.

Home office and more information

For employees in research, teaching, administration, service and technology, the following will continue to apply from January 11: If home office should not be possible, employees can work on-site once again - taking into account the protective measures summarized in the University' Hygiene Regulations. Home office arrangements are made by employees in consultation with their supervisors. The Rempartstraße and Natural Sciences campus dining halls will once again offer takeaway lunches starting January 11.

The Corona Coordination Office team at the University of Freiburg will now review and implement the contents of the new regulation together with different University institutions. University members will be informed about the details as soon as possible by e-mail as well as on the corresponding website.

Corona Ordinance on Study Operations by the State of Baden-Württemberg (in German)

Corona – Information on how to deal with the pandemic


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