Information on studies and teaching

Information for the summer semester 2021

Since 7 June 2021 the current Bavarian Ordinance on Infection Control (available in German only) allows in-person classes at universitiesin compliance with special hygiene rules, a minimum social distance of 1.5 meters, and mandatory face masks. If the seven day incidence exceeds 50 a negative Corona test is required twice a week.

Compulsory mask-wearing, measures for reducing contacts and selftests

All students and visitors are required to wear a FFP2 face mask inLMU buildings. This includes but is not limited to any lecture halls, conference rooms, and in all areas of LMU buildings where people meet or come in contact with others. This applies in particular to corridors, stairways, elevators and bathrooms.Employees are required to wear either a FFP2 mask or a medical face mask (surgical mask).

Face masks are also mandatory during in-person classes at any time – even at the desk. This rule also applies to lecturers. Examinations are exempted.

Students who participate in face-to-face classes (e.g. practical classes, presence examinations) or who work in LMU institutions (e.g. as assistants or in the context of a student research project) receive two self-tests per week from the responsible institutions upon request.

BAföG

In general, the Federal Ministry of Education is responsible for BAföG regulations.

Lectures in the summer semester 2021

Since 7 June 2021 the current Bavarian Ordinance on Infection Control[GA1] (available in German only) allows in-person classes at universities in compliance with special hygiene rules, a minimum social distance of 1.5 meters, and mandatory face masks. If the seven day incidence exceeds 50 a negative Corona test is required twice a week.

All in-person classes at LMU are required to observe the the mandatory guidelines for infection control ("Rahmenhygienekonzept Universitäten" [GA2] - available in German only) agreed upon between the Bavarian universities, the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts, as well as the Bavarian State Ministry for Health, as well as the regulations on infection control for theoretical and practical courses (e.g. laboratory work) provided by LMU. In-person classes must be approved by the by the respective faculty. Classroom events that take place outside LMU should be reported to the management of the respective institution (usually the responsible dean's office).
For each face-to-face event, the participants are to be documented with contact data (name, e-mail address). If possible, the central contact person recording system is to be used.

For our teaching staff, LMU provides cumulated information on the broad range of technical possibilities for online teaching at www.lmu.de/digitale-lehre. This offer of help and support services takes up as well as complements already existing offers in the faculties. Please note that the site can only be accessed with a corresponding LMU user ID.Information on courses in the summer semester 2021 can also be obtained from your contact persons in the subjects and faculties.

Upcoming Exams

In accordance with the Bavarian Infection Control Ordinance (BayIfSMV),in-person university examinations are permitted in compliance with protective measures outlined in the BayIfSMV whereby the mandatory guidelines for infection control ("Rahmenhygienekonzept Universitäten" -must be observed. Otherwise, examinations are administered in an alternative form, for example as online examinations.
Please refer to your contact persons in the departments, faculties, and examination offices for further information on when and how an examination will be administered at LMU.

The summer semester 2020,the winter semester 2020/21, and the summer semester 2021 do not count as regular „Fachsemester“ with respect to the regular dates and deadlines set out in the in the examination and study regulations (PStO). The counting of the „Fachsemester“ will continue in the summer semester 2020, the winter semester 2020/21, and the summer semester 2021 and beyond. However, for all students who were enrolled in the summer semester 2020, the winter semester 2020/21 and/or the summer semester 2021 and who were not on leave of absence, the semesters counted under examination law („Prüfungsfachsemester“ or „PFS“) are one, two semesters, or three respectively less than the number of semesters stated in the certificate of enrollment. For students who have reached their maximum examination period in the summer semester 2020, thewinter semester 2020/21, or the summer semester 2021 the legal consequence of the first-time or final failure will therefore only occur one,two,or three semesters later. The regulation does not apply to the state examinations and the relevant deadlines.

For our teaching staff, LMU provides information on online exams at www.lmu.de/digitale-pruefungen. Please note that the site can only be accessed with a corresponding LMU user ID.

The organisation of state examinations (“Staatsexamen”) is not the responsibility of LMU, but of the respective state ministries. Therefore, please refer to the websites of the responsible ministry or the examination office they have appointed, for example:

  • „Landesjustizprüfungamt“ for the „Juristischen Staatsprüfungen“: here.
  • „Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Unterricht und Kultus“ for the „Staatsprüfungen für ein Lehramt an öffentlichen Schulen“: here.
  • „Regierung von Oberbayern“ via the Examination Office for Medicine of LMU for the state examinations in medicine: here.

Events and meetings at LMU

For conferences and congresses, the framework concept for conferences, congresses and comparable events of the Bavarian State Government (Rahmenkonzept für Tagungen, Kongresse und vergleichbare Veranstaltungen)applies in addition to the general infection control regulations by the State Government. For any catering, the framework hygiene concept for gastronomy (Rahmenhygienekonzept Gastronomie) must also be observed. The LMU regulations on infection control for theoretical classroom events must also be observed.

Fairs and comparable events are prohibited. No areas will be made available for celebrations and parties.

Availability of central services (libraries, International Office, Student Office, etc.)

As announced by the Bavarian State Government in the report from the cabinet meeting of 04 March 2021, libraries will be allowed to reopen from 08 March 2021 with a strict hygiene concept.

Therefore, as of Tuesday, March 16, 2021, we will again offer the familiar on-site services at numerous UB locations (provision of reading and workstations, lending, scanning, copying, etc.).

The following applies to borrowing and returning items:

  • Libraries are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., respectively (the exception is the Veterinary Medicine Library, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
  • Books or other media from the Central Library stacks can be ordered as usual via the UB online catalog..
  • Books / media from the Central Textbook Collection and the subject libraries you take out of the shelf yourself at the respective location and borrow them.
  • FFP2 masks are mandatory throughout the library.

The following procedure applies to the use of the reading workstations:

  • Reading workstations must be reserved in advance through the online reservation portal.
  • An LMU user ID is required for reservation.
  • Reading and workstations can be reserved for the periods Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. or from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., respectively.
  • An LMU user ID is required to make a reservation.
  • If you have booked a reading/workstation for the morning only, please vacate the space promptly at 1:30 pm. For infection control reasons, the maximum number of people allowed in the library must not be exceeded, so please vacate the space in time for afternoon occupancy. If you have also booked a reading/working space for the afternoon, you may use your space during the lunch period (13:30-14:00).
  • 8 periods per week can be reserved per person.
  • Reading/work spaces can be reserved up to seven days in advance at a time.
  • In some subject libraries, there is a separate workstation quota that is only available to the respective subject members.
  • If you have reserved a reading/work space but do not wish to or cannot use the reservation, please cancel the reservation and thus open up the reading/work space for other users.
  • FFP2 masks are mandatory throughout the library, including at the reserved reading/work space.

The extensive and broad range of electronic media (e-books, e-journals and databases) is still available to LMU members with an LMU user ID, regardless of location and time.

The e-tutorials of the university library are also still available. These explain to you, for example, how the use of e-media works (e-media login, Google Scholar) and which functions the literature management programs Citavi and Endnote have.

Orders for the campus delivery service (for LMU scientists and doctoral students) and for the scanning service for learning platforms (for LMU lecturers) will be possible again from 11.01.2021.

Please inform yourself on the website of the University Library.

For all other central services (Student Office, International Office), correspondence takes place by telephone or electronically as far as possible. Likewise, all other central services (Student Office, International Office) are closed to the public until further notice. You can find further information and contact information on the Student Office website. For all questions concerning studies, you can contact the central student counselling (“Zentrale Studienberatung”). You can find further information for Erasmus-students and the admission of international students on the website of the International Office. You can find information on using public transportation with a non-validated LMU card on the website of the MVV. You can find information about the MVV function of your student ID here.

Psychological and pastoral counseling

For psychological and/or pastoral counseling, you may contact the following institutions:

Further Questions

If you have any further questions, please consult the websites of the individual institutions first and get in touch directly with the respective contact persons:

  • If you have any questions regarding the administration of your studies (enrolment, re-registration, etc.), please contact the Student Office.
  • If you have any questions concerning libraries, please contact the respective subject library, the University Library or the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.
  • If you have questions regarding upcoming exams, final papers, homework, etc., please contact the respective lecturer and the responsible examination office.
  • If you have any questions regarding the performance of work or continued payment of wages, please contact your direct superior or your immediate supervisor, your faculty or department or the person responsible for you in the LMU Human Resources Department.

If you have any additional questions, please contact:gesundheit@lmu.de

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