Changes due to the Corona situation

Information concerning education and examination – autumn semester 2020 and the first half of spring semester 2021

Updated 2020-12-03

In order to ensure a safe work and study environment for employees and students, and to help to reduce the spread of the virus throughout society, the HT-faculties have made the following decision (2020-12-02) for education:

Autumn semester 2020

  • As far as possible, teaching and examination at the HT-faculties must be carried out digitally. This applies to all courses and programs with a few exceptions, such as practical elements that cannot be completed digitally. This may involve further changes in the schedule for the remaining part of the autumn semester 2020. Information on what applies to your particular education can be found via your learning platform Canvas or on the course website.

Spring semester 2021

  • The decision also applies to the first half of the spring semester 2021 up to and including the 23rd of March, 2021. New information on the form of teaching for the period March the 24th to June the 6th , 2021, will come in mid-February.

Information on course websites
The information on all course websites, for both autumn and spring semesters, is updated regularly. Schedules for the spring semester will be published on December 21st.

Information for studies abroad
Students who have been nominated for studies abroad must follow the Foreign Ministry's restrictions and the partner universities' decisions – contact the International office if you have any questions, internationalht.luse.

Extended recommendations for Skåne

Due to the Public Health Agency's and Region Skåne's decision to extend the guidelines for reducing the spread of Covid-19 in Skåne, the HT faculties have decided on extending our added recommendations and measures over the remaining part of the semester.

For students at the Faculties of Humanities and Theology, this means that changes in teaching may be made during the time that the new guidelines apply. This is to reduce crowding and anything other than necessary travel.

  • teaching may be converted to digital/online when possible. You will find more information about your course/programme in Canvas or in the schedule on the course web page.
  • Our buildings (SOL and LUX) will close at 17:00. However, HT students and all students at the Department of Communication and Media will be able to enter as usual even outside opening hours (weekdays 6:30–22:00 and Saturday 10:00–16:00) using LU Card + code.
  • the HT libraries will be open Monday–Friday until 16:00. As before, the libraries are closed on weekends and public holidays.

It is important that staff and students

  • avoid travelling on public transport
  • work or study from home when possible
  • avoid socialising with people other than those from the same household or who they meet every week.

Teaching in the spring semester of 2021

Programmes at Lund University will continue to be conducted both online and on campus until the spread of infection has diminished. This means that many lessons, seminars and examinations will be conducted via the video conference tool, Zoom. Accordingly, as a student you must have access to the equipment you need to participate digitally, i.e. a stable internet connection, microphone (preferably a headset) and camera.

However, certain teaching sessions will be held on campus. This applies to components that require a physical presence or where we deem that campus-based teaching is necessary for the quality of the education. You will find more information on what applies to your course in the timetable on the course home page.

In cases where teaching is conducted on campus, all teaching facilities will indicate routes in and out in relation to stairwells, corridors and foyers (entrances and exits). Show consideration and follow the instructions carefully. Hand sanitiser is to be available at all lecture halls.

The form of teaching may change during the semester. If you are a student, it is therefore important that you can be prepared to be present at the University at short notice.

A safe study environment – everyone’s responsibility

Everyone must share the responsibility to maintain a safe study environment. It is therefore very important that you:

  • Stay home at the first sign of illness, even if you only have mild symptoms, and contact your course director.
  • Maintain social distancing.
  • Observe good hand hygiene (it is a good idea to bring your own hand sanitiser).
  • Do not remain on university premises for longer than you need to after teaching sessions and follow the wayfinding signs. Please also ensure to visit the reception desks and libraries when there are fewer people around.

Check your e-mail

Lund University will send updates and information to the e-mail address that is registered in Ladok. Please check one extra time that the address is correct. Log on to the Student Portal

Stay updated

Stay updated on the situation via Lund University's website:

Lund University Student Unions Association has written an open letter addressed to all students and PhD students at Lund University.
Open letter from the student unions to all students at Lund university concerning Covid-19 (Corona)


Information from the Joint Faculties

Information for students at the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology.

The Student Chaplains

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Student Health Counselling

Help and support for students.

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