23.06.2020

Information about the coronavirus

last update: 8 September 2020

We are all contributing to slowing down the spread of the coronavirus. Therefore we are still continuing to reduce direct contact on campus. In the winter semester 2020/21 face-to-face classes will be offered for students in the first and second semesters, if the infection situation permits. The university is thus planning a so-called „hybrid semester“ consisting of a combination of online courses and face-to-face classes in smaller groups.

Reutlingen University remains closed for visitor traffic until further notice.

A general ban on entry applies to persons who are or have been in contact with a person infected with the coronavirus if 14 days have not yet elapsed or who show symptoms of a respiratory infection or increased temperature. Please contact your family doctor or the public health department without delay.

Since the campus will be filled with life again from 7 September 2020, in addition to maintaining a minimum distance of 1.5 metres, it is mandatory to wear a face mask in the university buildings. Wearing a face mask outdoors on campus is recommended.Only persons who are exempt from wearing a face mask for medical reasons are excluded from this obligation. The face mask can of course be removed during lectures and at the workplace.

The University Executive has extended employment law provisions. These regulations mentioned are valid until 28 February 2021. We may have to amend and change these at short notice, and we kindly ask for your understanding.The detailed regulations are available on the intranet.

Please note the following dates as for the winter semester 2020/21:

Lectures start for all Master's programmes
and the Bachelor's programmes
from the 2nd semester

05.10.2020

Lectures start for all Bachelor programmes
in the 1st semester

19.10.2020

Registration for examinations

16.11.-23.11.2020

End of lectures and practicals

29.01.2021

Examinations

01.02.-10.02.2021

Registration for the next semester

11.01.-29.01.2021

Different semester dates for ESB Business School.

Information for Students

The start of the winter semester will take place in stages: for the majority of the students the courses will start as scheduled on October 5. Exceptions apply to the international degree programmes BSc International Management Double Degree (IMX) and BSc International Business in the ESB Business School. These programmes will start on September 7 and September 16 respectively, for students in higher semesters. Another exception is that all first-semester students on the Bachelor’s programmes will start on October 19. Face-to-face classes will be offered, especially for students in the first and second semesters, if the infection situation permits. The university is also planning face-to-face laboratory attendance where possible. Please take note of the information provided by your School or your degree programme.

Please note the following dates as for the winter semester 2020/21:

Lectures start for all Master's programmes
and the Bachelor's programmes
from the 2nd semester

05.10.2020

Lectures start for all Bachelor programmes
in the 1st semester

19.10.2020

Registration for examinations

16.11.-23.11.2020

End of lectures and practicals

29.01.2021

Examinations

01.02.-10.02.2021

Registration for the next semester

11.01.-29.01.2021

Different semester dates for ESB Business School.

A general ban on entry applies to persons who are or have been in contact with a person infected with the coronavirus if 14 days have not yet elapsed or who show symptoms of a respiratory infection or increased temperature. Please contact your family doctor or the public health department without delay.

Obligation to Wear a Face Mask:
Since the campus will be filled with life again from 7 September 2020, in addition to maintaining a minimum distance of 1.5 metres, it is mandatory to wear a face mask in the university buildings.
Wearing a face mask outdoors on campus is recommended.Only persons who are exempt from wearing a face mask for medical reasons are excluded from this obligation. The face mask can of course be removed during lectures and at the workplace.

Laboratory activities:

In case it is necessary to finish an experiment in the laboratory as part of your thesis, coordinate the activity with your supervisor.

In case of laboratory activities, the following measures must be observed:

All events, meetings and other gatherings involving more than 20 persons each are prohibited in buildings and on the university grounds until further notice.Excluded from this prohibition are events, meetings and other gatherings if these are necessary to maintain work and service operations.

Reducing social contacts:

We ask you to minimise personal visits as far as possible and instead to use phone or email.

Student restaurant (Mensa) and cafeteria:

Since 15 June 2020 the Tübingen-Hohenheim Student Services Organisation (Studierendenwerk) has been re-opened with a take-away service. Opening hours are from Monday to Friday 11.00 a.m. to 13.30 a.m. A selection of sandwiches, sweet snacks, cold drinks and coffee/tea to go is offered.

FAQ for students

We have collated some questions and answers which have reached us in the past few days. You can find them here.

Information for International Students

Information for international students when preparing your visit, entering Germany and staying at Reutlingen University. Please find out in good time about which countries are currently designated as international  risks areas, as well as the regulations which apply when entering Germany and also the corona-ordinances applying specifically to the state of Baden-Württemberg.

Here you will find a summary of the procedures which are valid at the present moment.

Information for University Staff Members

Reutlingen University has been asked by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts to utilise opportunities for remote working as far as possible. Even if working from home is not possible, contact with other people should be reduced to a minimum. We ask all supervisors and all employees to support these aims in the interests of our university community.

The University Executive has extended employment law provisions. These regulations mentioned are valid with immediate effect and until 28 February 2021. We may have to amend and change these at short notice, and we kindly ask for your understanding. The detailed regulations are available on the intranet (in German).

A general ban on entry applies to persons who are or have been in contact with a person infected with the coronavirus if 14 days have not yet elapsed or who show symptoms of a respiratory infection or increased temperature. Please contact your family doctor or the public health department without delay.

Obligation to Wear a Face Mask:
Since the campus will be filled with life again from 7 September 2020, in addition to maintaining a minimum distance of 1.5 metres, it is mandatory to wear a face mask in the university buildings.
Wearing a face mask outdoors on campus is recommended.Only persons who are exempt from wearing a face mask for medical reasons are excluded from this obligation. The face mask can of course be removed during lectures and at the workplace.

In the case of activities which must be carried out on site at the university, the following measures must be observed:

All events, meetings and other gatherings involving more than 20 persons each are prohibited in buildings and on the university grounds until further notice.Excluded from this prohibition are events, meetings and other gatherings if these are necessary to maintain work and service operations. This means that operationally relevant work and activities, as well as essential meetings, can take place.

Reducing social contacts:

We ask you to minimise personal visits as far as possible and instead to use phone or email.

Student restaurant (Mensa) and cafeteria:

Since 15 June 2020 the Tübingen-Hohenheim Student Services Organisation (Studierendenwerk) has been re-opened with a take-away service. Opening hours are from Monday to Friday 11.00 a.m. to 13.30 a.m. A selection of sandwiches, sweet snacks, cold drinks and coffee/tea to go is offered.

Information for prospective students

Due to the current corona pandemic, there are changes in the start and end of the application deadlines for the winter semester 2020/21 for the Bachelor's programs. From 01.07.2020, applications for Bachelor's programmes will be possible. The application deadline is 20.08.2020 (exceptions you can find in the universitty´s applicatoin portal). Further information concerning DoSV can also be found at hochschulstart.de.

For Master's programmes with restricted admissions, applications can be submitted via the university's application portal until 15.07.

For Master programmes with open admissions, an application for enrolment is possible until the end of the respective enrolment period.

Cancelled events of Reutlingen University

All organised events which are not part of the teaching process are cancelled until 31 August 2020.

General Information

As an international university it goes without saying that we keep in permanent touch with global developments – whether in the areas of economics, politics or, like at present, public health. We wish furthermore to ensure that people interact responsibly and considerately, both on and off the campus.

For these reasons we are providing further information about the coronavirus, and ask you to follow the links below to find out more about the virus and how to behave in particular situations.

Please note: We ask you to monitor the latest developments yourselves as the situation unfolds.

General information about the coronavirus and the situation in Baden-Württemberg:

Prevention and Recommendations

We also ask you to observe all possible preventative measures and remind you again of the general rules of hygiene:

  • wash your hands frequently
  • do not shake hands
  • if you sneeze or cough, do so into your elbow, not into your hands
  • keep your distance from other people
  • open the window frequently to let in fresh air.
    https://www.infektionsschutz.de/hygienetipps/ (in German only)

If you have any questions about the coronavirus you can call the telephone hotline of the Baden-Württemberg Public Health Office (Landesgesundheitsamt) (0711 904-39555).

To repeat some general pointers:

If you have any questions about studying, please contact: Info.Studium@dont-want-spam.Reutlingen-University.de

If you have any questions concerning employment law provisions, please contact: Info.Personal@dont-want-spam.Reutlingen-University.de

For any other questions relating to the coronavirus, please contact: Info.Coronavirus@dont-want-spam.reutlingen-university.de

We will inform you promptly about the latest developments.