For all members and guests of TU Darmstadt

Information on the coronavirus

On this page, employees and staff of TU Darmstadt will find the most important regulations and instructions as well as frequently asked questions.

For all members and guests of TU Darmstadt

This concept is updated continuously (updated 20 November2020). For more information refer to to the website of directorate IV – Real Estate.

Here you will find a compact summary (Updated August 2020) of how to respond responsibly and efficiently.

The Corona-Kontakt- und Betriebsbeschränkungsverordnung (corona contact and operation restriction ordinance) of the state of Hesse in effect as of 2 November 2020 includes a new regulation regarding wearing mouth-nose covers: According to this regulation, all members of TU Darmstadt are required to wear mouth-nose covers when using the so-called traffic areas (such as corridors, staircases etc.) inside of university buildings. This also applies to students during their entire stay in (teaching) event rooms (but not during written tests).

According to this ordinance, this regulation does not apply to persons who cannot wear mouth-nose covers due to impairments of health or disability.

A mouth and nose cover must be worn at all staff meetings in presence. For more information refer to to the TU concept on hygiene and infection control .

Advice for our international researchers and guests: If you have any questions regarding applications for or extensions of residence permits, please contact the .

For general information about your stay at TU Darmstadt, please also visit the website of the Welcome Centre.

Currently, 12 members of TU Darmstadt are infected with the corona virus. We wish you a quick recovery. To date, we have been aware of 43 reported cases in which TU members were tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. These persons have all recovered (status: 24 November 2020).

All regular sports activities organised by the University Sports Centre (USZ) are still suspended. In addition, there continues to be the online programme which is also available for guests. For further information, please visit the USZ webpage.

The entire programme is available digitally only.

The entire programme is available digitally only.

The current opening hours and services of the University and State Library (ULB) can be found on the ULB website. Currently there is no work seating available.

According to the current status, there will be no face-to-face events at the TU Darmstadt other than teaching and research activities until the end of march 2021.

In-house training, professional development and further education take place digitally only, except for necessary training regarding occupational safety which is possible in person.

POE (Department of Human Resources and Organisational Development) offers employees and staff virtual course formats for in-house training, professional development and further education. This on-line course programme is expanded continuously and published on the website of POE. POE offers customised counselling for supervisors/managers on the subjects of (virtual) leadership, management and cooperation including possibly arising challenges due to the current situation.

For doctoral candidates and post-doctoral scientists at TU Darmstadt, “Ingenium – Young Researchers at TU” offers advanced interdisciplinary and extracurricular training using on-line learning and teaching formats.

Access to any building of TU Darmstadt is now restricted to employees and staff of TU Darmstadt and external contractors. University buildings are closed to the public.

This includes among others all Learning Centres and PC Pools. HRZ service counters will be accessible by appointment only. To this end, mail an appointment request stating your preferred time and date to

Access to the ULB is regulated under the paragraph “University and State Library (ULB)”.

Employees and staff (also the student employees) can access their offices and laboratories at TU Darmstadt using their personal locking devices. The Alte Hauptgebäude (S1|03) can be accessed using the main entry (control centre). Generally, employees and staff may stay in the buildings until 8 pm at the latest. In exceptional cases, e.g. for certain research projects, ongoing experiments or essential operations, staying after hours is possible. The respective facility management takes care of necessary building services.

Opening hours of the dining halls Stadtmitte and Lichtwiese can be found on the webseite of Student Affairs Darmstadt.

The Schlossgraben and the Botanischer Garten (botanical garden) are closed.