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

TU Darmstadt is planning to increase the number of on-site courses for students in the winter semester 2021/22. All students are to be given the opportunity to participate in on-site courses. However, the coronavirus regulations then in force will have to be observed.

The planning is based on the currently applicable hygiene regulations, such as minimum distance between marked seating of 1.5 m (4-5 steps), marked pathways, obligatory medical face masks, registration of participants via TU Check-in.

All Students who cannot participate in these courses on-site (because they belong to groups at risk or because they are subject to international entry restrictions) will be offered equivalent digital alternatives which may take place at a different time or may be structured in a didactically different manner.

More information on the Directorate II website

A testing strategy against the Corona pandemic will be in effect at TU Darmstadt from Thursday, 22 April.

This concept is updated continuously (updated 1 June 2021). For more information refer to to the website of directorate IV – Real Estate.

Here you will find a compact summary (Updated 21 April 2021) of how to respond responsibly and efficiently.

To respond to the changed pandemic situation, an expanded obligation to wear masks at TU Darmstadt will come into effect as of Monday, 25 January 2021. All members and visitors must wear medical masks (surgical masks) while on all circulation areas in University buildings (such as corridors, staircases etc.). Regular mouth-nose covers (common textile masks) do not meet these requirements. This regulation applies to all situations on campus where people meet, such as during official meetings or briefings on site, in course rooms, learning centres and at the university library. According to this ordinance of the State of Hesse, this obligation does not apply to persons who cannot wear mouth-nose covers of any kind due to impairments of health or disability.

During written exams, both students and supervisory staff will have to wear medical masks the entire time of the examination.

With these expanded regulations, TU Darmstadt hopes to provide an environment in which its members can continue to study, teach, research and fulfil their administrative duties while maintaining health protection. However, the following still applies: Mobile work has highest priority. This and the maximum use of remote teaching ensure best protection.

TU Darmstadt provides surgical masks: Employees and staff can obtain surgical masks at the departmental offices, the directories’ management offices, staff units and central services.

Wearing FFP2 masks at TU Darmstadt is possible, if desired, but is not required on a general basis. FFP2 masks only need to be worn at such work places that require special health and safety standards.

For more information on protective mouth-nose covers, please refer to the regularly updated TU concept on hygiene and infection control.

Departments or other organisational units of TU Darmstadt contracting external companies to do jobs on site need to inform these companies that the obligation to wear masks at TU Darmstadt has been expanded on 25 January 2021. In addition, employees of these contractors are required to wear medical masks (minimum requirement: surgical masks), too, when using traffic areas (such as corridors, staircases etc.) inside university buildings. This also applies to the entire campus wherever people encounter each other and where the current general hygiene regulations (such as minimum distance, regular ventilation) cannot be observed.

Contractors may install and monitor suitable hygiene and infection control measures within their area of responsibility, provided that their employees work within closed-off areas only, such as construction sites, and accidental contact with others (such as TU members) can be prevented.

TU Darmstadt points out that it is the contractors’ responsibility to provide their employees with medicals masks at the contractors’ expense. The university expects that contractors ensure adequate health protection for their employees as part of their pandemic and occupational health and safety duty of care.

For more information in case of questions or if in need of clarification, the organisational units of TU Darmstadt are invited to contact the support team ().

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, we are aware of three TU Darmstadt members who are infected with the corona virus. 145 members have recovered. A member of TU Darmstadt died as a result of the infection (status: 29 July 2021).

All regular sports activities organised by the University Sports Centre (USZ) are still suspended. However, from July 19 to August 27, various outdoor sport courses are on offer and Unifit is also open again for TU members under sanitary conditions. 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.

As of 19 July 2021, the ULB will increase the number of seats available for learning, reading and working to 200 at “ULB Stadtmitte”. The required reservation is possible as of now. At the Lichtwiese location, 90 seats are 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 31. October 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.

Among other things, this affects all PC pool rooms and several learning centers. Learning centers are currently open in the departments of electrical engineering and information technology (Kittler Student Centre), physics, architecture and, from August 2, also in the department of chemistry. Special hygiene concepts are in place for these.

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 Botanischer Garten (botanical garden) of TU Darmstadt is open to visitors again – Monday to Friday from 9 am to 3 pm. There are no admission conditions. However, the greenhouses remain closed.