Last update: 28 May 2020

Information on the coronavirus by the Rectorate of the WWU

The update status for each target group can be found in the respective box below.

Dear Students, Staff and Guests of the University of Münster,

In order to establish clear and transparent rules, the University of Münster has decided to offer almost all courses in the current summer semester in digital format. Despite loosened restrictions which would allow some smaller courses to take place in person, the WWU would quickly run out of room capacity due to physical distancing rules if it were to return to "normal operations". We are convinced that this digital strategy offers the most effective protection for everyone at the present time and provides planning security until the end of the lecture period. The Dean's Offices of the faculties are permitted to grant exceptions for practical elements, such as lab practicals and excursions, as well as for examinations. The lecture period will end as planned on 17 July. All University buildings will remain closed to students and the general public until then. A brief preview: The winter semester will begin on 1 October 2020, orientation week for first-semester students will begin on 26 October, and the lecture period will commence on 2 November 2020 and end on 12 February 2021.

The crisis management team under the direction of Rector Johannes Wessels and the two central administrative staff units “Study and Teaching” and “University Operations” will continue to follow the current developments closely.

In the following, you will find the latest information on various measures and recommendations for action. The information is continuously updated, so please check this page regularly.

Sincerely yours,
The Rectorate

Masks mandatory starting 27 April

Starting Monday, 27 April 2020, wearing face masks will be mandatory in certain situations in all federal states of Germany. Consequently, as of 27 April 2020 all persons inside University buildings are obliged to wear a mouth-nose covering if a minimum distance of 1.5 m cannot be maintained between one another.

For more information, consult our FAQs for employees (health and safety) or FAQs for students.

Last update: 30 May 2020

General questions about the coronavirus

What are the typical symptoms triggered by the coronavirus? What should you do as a student or employee if you test positive for COVID-19? How can you protect yourself from the disease?

Last update: 02 July 2020

Information for students

Regulations for studies at the University of Münster to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Last update: 14 June 2020

Information for employees

In addition to the information and regulations presented here regarding the University's measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, employees can find further information, instructions and decisions by the University management in MyWWU.