COVID-19, campus protection provisions and the spring semester

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The COVID-19 situation remains uncertain and changing. USI is constantly following and adapting to the recommendations and indications of the federal and cantonal authorities and the coordinating body of the Swiss universities, swissuniversities. This page gives up to date information on the current campus regulations and the course of the semesters.

 

LATEST UPDATES

  • INCREASED CLASSROOM LECTURES FROM 26 APRIL

On 14 April 2021, the Federal Council has decided to allow universities in Switzerland to provide for classroom lectures, subject to certain restrictions: attendance is limited to 50 people and one-third of room capacity, and mask wearing and maintaining a distance is required (even during breaks from lessons). On April 15, the USI Management Committee has decided to increase the number of courses on campus and in attendance from Monday, April 26: https://www.usi.ch/en/feeds/15997.

The list of courses held in attendance is available here:

BACHELOR: https://www.desk.usi.ch/en/orario-dei-corsi-bachelor
MASTER: https://www.desk.usi.ch/en/course-schedules-master

 

  • USI LUGANO WEST CAMPUS CAFETERIA REOPENS

From Monday, 26 April, the Lugano West Campus cafeteria will reopen with some restrictions. Initially, opening hours will be from 9 am to 1:30 pm. The number of seats in the cafeteria will also be limited to respect the protection provisions in force. USI has set up some alternative areas to eat meals: https://www.usi.ch/en/feeds/16030.
Please observe the on-site indications.  

  • NEW STUDY SPACE

With the increase of classroom lectures, since Monday, 26 April, USI has also opened new study rooms for students. The following classrooms are available on the Lugano campus for individual study or small groups:

Lugano, West Campus, study areas and classrooms (only as long as there are no classes in progress):

- for group work: 121, 128, 130;

- for silent individual study: 156, 157, 159, 250, 251;

- for silent individual study (with defined times and days): 355 (on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings) and A33, A34 (Mon-Fri; 8 am - 6 pm);

- for dining purposes: 120;

Lugano, East Campus, silent individual study room: D0.04.

 

  • REOPENING OF LIBRARY READING ROOMS

As of Monday, March 1, 2021, the reading rooms of the USI University Libraries will be accessible again. 

Opening hours and conditions are posted on the respective websites of:

Please observe the on-site indications.  
 

  • REOPENING OF L'IDEATORIO

L’ideatorio USI reopens to the public as of Saturday, March 6, 2021.

The Cadro office will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

More information (in Italian only)
 

COVID-19 PROTECTION PROVISIONS

Special provisions are in force at the Lugano and Mendrisio campuses to prevent and continue to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Provisions regulate the use of the spaces for a number of different situations, including ordinary activities, meetings, and events.

Read the provisions

 

TEACHING

USI on the one hand, values in presence learning and university life, on the other hand, it has indeed been successful at organising online courses, taking advantage of opportunities and ensuring a flexible and continuous learning experience.

Teaching and learning in the age of COVID19

 

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