Current information about the winter semester

This semester some things are different, but also many things are similar. Lectures, exercises, seminars are now held online. The TU Darmstadt has learned a lot from the digital summer semester and has further developed digital teaching formats in order to make it possible for you to study successfully.

Video message on the Corona situation in November

TU President Tanja Brühl and Vice President Heribert Warzecha address the students and employees of TU Darmstadt.

Current Information

Corona Measures
We take care of your safety! Please continue to observe the current corona measures of the TU Darmstadt.

Exams are coming up? Please inform yourself in advance about the regulations for examinations; you will also find the directions to the rooms there.

Semester dates in winter semester 2020/21
Some dates are postponed in the winter semester:"

  • Start of the semester: 01.10.2020
  • Activation of the course catalog: 01.10.2020
  • Start and end of the courses: 02.11.2020 – 12.02.2021

You can find out more on the Semester Dates page.

Technical equipment and (digital) learning strategies

What is needed to be able to cope with the digital semester?
Find out about the necessary technology and browse information on study methods and blog posts.

To study digitally, you will need a PC or laptop with stable Internet access, and possibly a headset and webcam for online meetings.

In addition to the leading platforms for studying and learning (TUCaN, Moodle), the TU Darmstadt also offers further infrastructure to organise your digital studies:

  • On campus, you have access to TU Darmstadt's WiFi via eduroam.
  • Via TU-VPN “Campus”, you have access to the electronic media of the University and State Library (ULB).
  • As a student, you can also use free software such as ShareLaTex or virus protection software.
  • In addition, you can use your free Zoom TU-Campus licenses for online study group meetings.
  • The cloud storage platform “Hessenbox-DA” offers 30 GB storage space per student where you can store and share your documents with your study group.
  • Overview of helpful online tools & apps for studying.

Tips and best practice examples for digital studies
Digital teaching and online studies currently characterise everyday campus life. Being adventuresome, curious and at the same time pragmatic have grown in importance in times of corona. Collected contributions from the past summer semester.

Blog articles on e-learning at TU Darmstadt
Tips from students and teachers around the digital semester.

Video project from Student Affairs
In times of corona, the intercultural department of Student Affairs Darmstadt has started a video project with the motto “We'll be there for you – ITT will get you through”.

This section will be continuously updated – stop by regularly for more information!

News in the Telegram Channel

A helpful source of information, especially in times of pandemics: This telegram channel of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity, Heribert Warzecha, serves the rapid distribution of cross-university, study-related news (in German).

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