Information on Coronavirus

We are currently working intensively on providing English-language information on the latest developments concerning the coronavirus and its consequences for the university.  We ask for your understanding if the information you are looking for is currently only up to date in German. We will do our best to provide a quick translation.

The coronavirus crisis continues to affect our professional and private lives. It remains our goal to enable each of us to continue to perform our duties together and to maintain our research and teaching activities while diligently observing health protection measures – regardless of the current increase in the number of infections. Thus far, we our efforts have been largely successful, not least thanks to the high degree of acceptance, flexibility and creativity displayed by staff and students. However, in order to continue to protect the health of all university members, we must remain vigilant. The most important information for facing the challenges of new working conditions and an exceptional semester is collected here.

The most recent developments

According to the orders of the ministries and the university board of management, the following regulations apply:

  • The winter semester lecture period will begin on 2 November 2020 and end on 12 February 2021.
  • At Bavarian universities, the summer semester’s lecture period is scheduled from 20 April until 7 August 2020 through the implementation of web-supported teaching.
  • On-site operations at the University of Bamberg continue to be reduced. Wherever possible, employees of university staff are to work from home since 23 March.
  • Employees can still be reached by email and telephone. Appointments and consultation hours will be provided by telephone or e-mail as far as possible.
  • Most university buildings remain closed until further notice, public access will continue to be impossible or heavily restricted in most offices and facilities.
  • Beginning 3 August, all university branch libraries can be used as places for study and work, and books and other media can be checked out.
  • Limited access to the Austraße dining hall is possible since 22 June, and to the Feldkirchenstraße dining hall (Mensa) since 25 May.
  • Registration for centrally organised examinationsbegins on 28 May. Registration for decentralised examinations is possible beginning 25 June, provided that individual academic departments have not created alternative deadlines. 
  • Oral examinations during the course of studies can be made possible under certain circumstances.
  • Administration and research activities will be maintained.

Further information on the current situation and alternative solutions can be found on the FAQ pages.