Back to life on campus

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Current plan for the coming winter semester

The lecture period for winter semester 2021/22 will start soon and FAU is returning to face-to-face teaching. This is being made possible by the ‘3G rule’ in the new general hygiene guidance for universities in Bavaria, which allows teaching to take place on campus.

‘3G rule’

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination, testing or recovery (3G rule) is required at FAU. Only students who have been vaccinated, tested or who have recovered from Covid-19 may participate in classes on campus. Keeping a minimum distance of 1.5 metres is no longer necessary, however, surgical masks must be worn. Contact tracing is still required for every room and by means of a QR code.

3G rule

For information on specific classes, please refer to the information in UnivIS, which lists the confirmed format in which your classes are being taught (face-to-face, hybrid or online). Link to UnivIS

Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger

Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger, President of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Image: FAU/Thomas Einberger)

I would especially like to thank the students who took part in our survey on vaccination status that have allowed us to make reliable plans for the winter semester. I look forward to FAU returning to a place where we can meet, exchange ideas and feel safe.

‘restart – willkommen zurück’ project

FAU is offering support to its students in finding their feet again on campus with the ‘restart – willkommen zurück’ initiative. On the one hand, we will be holding faculty lunches where students can get to know each other and teaching staff and resume their academic collaboration and student life. On the other, we will have assistants available during hybrid classes, who will be taking care of the technical side of things and offering support to students taking part online. And our corona scouts will serve as the interface between students who cannot return to face-to-face teaching and their lecturers.

Any questions?

FAU will do everything it can to make sure all its students can return to studying without any restrictions, including those students who cannot return to the University due to travel restrictions in their home country, who are in a high-risk group or who are faced with other constraints. Please ask teaching staff if you need help.

Information about the beginning of the semester

You will have the opportunity to ask any questions about the beginning of the semester to your degree programme manager at the introductory events. Links and further information about the beginning of the semester are available on the semester start website.

Link to semester start website

‘frisch!’ magazine for first-year students

It’s normal to have a lot of questions when you’re just starting out at university. Who can help me? Where can I get information? What impact might the pandemic have on my studies? What does the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region have to offer? ‘frisch!’ has plenty of tips about accommodation, food and having a good time without breaking the bank.

Link to ‘frisch!’ magazine for first-year students

How can I forward my university e-mails to my private e-mail address?

Once you are a student at FAU, e-mails are sent to your own university inbox. This happens automatically once you activate your user ID in the IdM portal, where the digital identity of all students is saved, and reserve an @fau.de address. You can either access e-mails using the webmail interface in your browser or an e-mail programme like Outlook or Thunderbird. Or, if you prefer, you can forward your e-mails to your personal inbox.