Changes due to the Corona situation

Information concerning education and examination – spring semester 2021

Updated 2020-03-09

As the spread of infection remains serious, the government announced additional restrictions for the whole of Sweden on 18 December 2020. As a result, Lund University has decided on 21 December that all activities are to be conducted digitally as far as possible, with no physical attendance on University premises. The decision has been extended and applies until further notice, with the exception that the restriction on accessibility for study spaces and computer rooms is limited to 31 March, 2021.

The following applies to students at the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology:

  • All activities that are not necessary to carry out with a physical presence on the University's premises are to be carried out digitally. Updated information will be available via your learning platform Canvas or on the course website.
  • All students are encouraged to study from home by default. During the period up to and including March 31, 2021, study spaces and computer rooms are to be left accessible only to a limited extent for students who need such a space, e.g. for information retrieval, use of reference materials or for access to distance learning and examination equipment. Other spaces intended for students, such as group rooms and lunch rooms etc. must remain closed.
  • Our houses will be closed to the public but HT students have access with their LU cards. Current opening hours can be found on or
  • Our libraries are open with limited hours for the University's employees and students to the extent necessary to allow deposits or lending of books and access to reference literature.
    Help and contact with the library should primarily take place via digital channels, see
    See current opening hours at:

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.

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

Do you need someone to talk to?

Student Health Counselling

Help and support for students.

Information for students from Lund University

Stay updated!

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