Below you will find the latest information of the managing board.
(Last update : 22 Juli 2021)
Coronavirus: Current information for students
Dear students of Paderborn University,
On the occasion of the end of the lecture period, we would like to inform you as usual about the current regulations for the upcoming examination period and the plans for the winter semester 2021/22.
The Ministry of Culture and Science in North Rhine-Westphalia announced that an extension of the Corona Protection Ordinance beyond September 30, 2021 is not expected, rather it is firmly assumed that the coming winter semester will take place as usual in attendance. Of course, things can still change at a moments notice; but it cannot be ignored, that in North Rhine-Westphalia and also on the part of the federal government, for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, “the signs” point very clearly to a return to face-to-face teaching.
Against this background, we would like to ask you to prepare now for comprehensive face-to-face teaching in the coming winter semester and, for example, plan your living situation accordingly.
At Paderborn University, to be on the safe side, we will continue our original plans for a hybrid semester (i.e. part of the courses will only take place in person, the other part will only be carried out digitally) in parallel. However, we would like to emphasize that these will only come into effect in an emergency, as a fall-back option, if external requirements make this necessary.
With regard to the specific design of face-to-face teaching in the coming winter semester, there are currently no requirements. You should, however, expect that the so-called three "G" (vaccinated, recovered, tested) play a role and proof of immunization or negative tests must be presented before courses may be attended.
We would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention that a number of unbureaucratic vaccination offers are now available in the district of Paderborn without having an appointment in advance. You can find more information at: https://www.kreis-paderborn.de/kreis_paderborn/impfen/impfen.php
On August 5th, 2021 in the time from 10 to 5 there is also an opportunity to be vaccinated on campus at Paderborn University, in building Q, level 1, without prior registration. We would like to encourage you to accept the vaccination offer in order to protect yourself and to contribute to combating the pandemic as a whole. This may assist with the university returning to normal operations.
Current examination period
The latest general ruling from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia results in the following regulations for the upcoming examination phase, which apply as long as the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the district of Paderborn are assigned to incidence level 0 or 1:
- The distance and hygiene rules must still be observed, but masks may be removed when seated.
- In the case of examinations and courses in attendance, the traceability of those present will continue to be digital via "permitted in".
- No proof of immunization or negative test is currently required.
We will of course inform you immediately of any changes.
Regardless of all the imponderables that the pandemic continues to pose to us, we wish everyone a successful examination phase as well as a relaxing and all-round great vacation - stay healthy!
Birgitt Riegraf, Simone Probst, Volker Schöppner