Return to full in-person teaching - winter semester 2021-2022

published on 29 October 2021

The University of Luxembourg will return fully to in-person teaching as of 8 November 2021. The return to full in-person teaching follows the special sanitary protocol that was validated by the Luxembourg health authorities, after consultation with the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

The following guidelines apply as of 8 November 2021:

  • Classrooms will be used at their full capacity. Classroom allocation of seating and desks will adjust to accommodate the maximum number of students as per existing classroom capacity. Consequently, courses that are currently running in hybrid mode in a classroom that can accommodate all the students in the group should go into full in-person mode as of 8 November 2021. Courses that are currently in full remote mode should go into full in-person mode as of 8 November 2021. In the absence of sufficient classroom capacity, classes can continue in hybrid mode (when a smaller classroom is available) for a limited period of time until a classroom is allocated for full in-person teaching. Please note that if a lecture course has been planned with asynchronous classes as part of the curriculum, then it should run as planned.
  • Physical access to classes is guaranteed to all students and is not conditioned by a Covid-check regime.
  • Wearing of masks in classrooms remains mandatory for all students for the entire duration of classroom presence. Teachers who are fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 have the option to teach without a mask. Teachers who are not vaccinated are required to wear a mask in the classroom.
  • Both teachers and students are encouraged to use self-tests twice a week and the University will distribute test kits at reception desks.
  • If a person in a class has tested positive, the safety protocols in case of Covid-19 must be activated.
  • Students can be excused from in-person attendance if they meet the health vulnerability criteria as defined by the Luxembourg Government. Students who meet at least one of the vulnerability criteria must contact the Study Programme Administrator (SPA) and provide a medical certificate attesting of vulnerability.  The exemption will be approved by the Study Programme Director on a case-by-case basis.
  • Students who wish to request to be exempted from attending in-person classes on other vulnerability criteria must contact the committee for reasonable adjustments at contact.car@uni.lu
  • Students who are excused from in-person attendance must be offered a remote option of teaching and learning (e.g., livestream, pre-recorded lectures, study material, etc.). These students must nevertheless comply with all the course requirements and participate in exams. The obligation de présence/attendance requirement includes remote participation, but being able to do only remote work does not excuse someone from taking exams or submitting the work that is required by their teacher.
  • All students with a granted exemption to attend in-person classes must join the class immediately when conditions allow.

For more information on teaching and safety rules, please consult the general guidelines of the University