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Lecture period in the winter semester 2020/21

The lecture period in the winter semester will start on November 2, 2020 and end on February 12, 2021. For students of medicine and dentistry in advanced semesters the lecture period will start on October 12, 2020 and end on February 5, 2021.

Face masks-Mask-wearing compulsory at LMU

It is now compulsory to wear a face mask at LMU, not only when entering and leaving any lecture halls and conference rooms but also in all areas of LMU buildings where people meet or come into contact with others. This applies in particular to corridors, stairways, elevators and toilets. This rule is part of the mandatory guidelines for infection control at LMU, as agreed upon with the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts and the Bavarian State Ministry of Health. At the same time, masks are obligatory at face-to-face classes - also for lecturers - even at one’s desk.

Lectures in the winter semester 2020/2021

The current Bavarian Ordinance on Infection Control (available in German only) allows classroom teaching at universities under the following conditions:

  1. The university takes appropriate measures to ensure that a minimum distance of 1.5 m is maintained between all participants.
  2. Masks must be worn if the minimum distance cannot be reliably maintained, in particular in traffic and meeting areas, as well as for face-to-face events.
  3. a maximum of 200 persons are admitted to face-to-face events, subject to the requirements of No. 1 and No. 2.
  4. the university must draw up a protection and hygiene concept and submit it to the competent district administrative authority on request.
  5. the university must also include in this concept suitable measures to enable the tracking of contact persons.
Information on courses in the winter semester 2020/2021 can be obtained from your contact persons in the subjects and faculties.
At LMU the necessary contact data registration is done digitally with the system of Darfichrein.de. In the classrooms, stickers are attached to the places that can be used in compliance with the minimum distance, which carry a QR code in addition to instructions. Participants scan this code with their smartphones and enter their contact data. The data is stored in encrypted form in the data center of the Anstalt für kommunale Datenverarbeitung in Bavaria and is only transmitted to the responsible health authorities at their request, insofar as this is necessary for contact person identification. Otherwise, the data is automatically deleted after one month. An attendance check is excluded. Further information on data protection can be found at www.lmu.de/corona-checkin. It is also possible to provide contact data by means of a paper form. It is obligatory to provide contact data.
The mandatory guidelines for infection control ("Rahmenhygienekonzept Universitäten" - available in German only) agreed upon between the Bavarian universities, the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts, and the Bavarian State Ministry for Health, as well as the regulations on infection control for theoretical courses (classroom teaching, examinations, scientific colloquia, etc.) provided by LMU must be observed for all face-to-face classes at the LMU. The approval of face-to-face classes is still granted by the respective faculty.

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.

Upcoming Exams

In accordance with Bavarian Infection Control Ordinance, in-person university examinations are permitted in exceptional circumstances whereby the mandatory guidelines for infection control ("Rahmenhygienekonzept Universitäten" - available in German only) must be observed. The majority of the examinations in the summer semester 2020 are held in an alternative form, for example as online examinations.
Your contact persons in the subjects, faculties and examination offices will tell you when and how an examination is held at the LMU.

The summer semester 2020 is not counted as a regular„Fachsemester“ with respect to the regular dates and deadlines set out in the examination and study regulations (PStO). Thus, on the one hand, the counting of the „Fachsemester“ will continue in the summer semester 2020 and beyond. But on the other hand, for all students who were enrolled in the summer semester 2020 and who were not on leave of absence, the semesters counted under examination law („Prüfungsfachsemester“ or „PFS“) are one semester less than the number of semesters stated in the certificate of enrollment. A separate certificate for submission to the Examinations Office, on which this newly added „PFS“ will be shown, is currently being prepared and will be available in the course of the winter semester 2020/21 - the exact date is not yet known - via the online self-service function for LMU students, and will be updated in the following semesters.

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.

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

In general, LMU’s libraries remain opened to the public. All users will continue to have access to lending operations and digital services. In addition, scanning services have been expanded. Please inform yourself on the website of the University Library.

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.

BAföG
In general, the Federal Ministry of Education is responsible for BAföG regulations. You can find more information here.

Events and meetings at LMU
Conferences, congresses, exhibitions and similar events are prohibited.

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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