Dear Students, dear Lecturers
We are all looking forward to more physical presence on site and personal encounters this coming winter semester, and because of that, expectations run high. Our course offers on site, such as lectures, seminars, exercises and laboratory practicals, are being expanded considerably – and together, we will work hard during this semester to further increase the number of courses available on site. In this respect, we are currently at the beginning of a dynamic and flexible transition phase. This means specifically: Check TUCaN regularly for updates and changes!
The federal states of Germany have adjusted their CoSchuV (Coronavirus-Schutzverordnung – Coronavirus Protection Ordinance) and the State of Hesse strives for more opening and flexibility. Consequently, we have adjusted our planning for the winter semester accordingly. The 3G rule applies as a prerequisite for taking part in on-site courses in person, i.e., proof of being vaccinated, recovered or same-day negatively tested are required. This also applies to all lecturers present in the course room. We will use this 3G rule starting 18 October to be able to organise more and larger on-site courses. This way, more seats than before will be available in many lecture halls and seminar rooms – up to 50% of the overall seating per room have been made available when occupied in a chequered pattern. The general obligation to wear medical masks during the entire course session remains as a protective measure – whenever a minimum distance of 1.5 metres (4-5 steps) between everyone in the room cannot be maintained.
Your 3G proof will be checked randomly. To this end, the lecturers will ask all participants at the beginning of a randomly selected course session to present their negative proof – by way of CovPass-App or a digital same-day antigen test result, for example. With your help and support, we will enable as many students as possible to study on site in person!
Students who have not yet been able to get their vaccination have the opportunity to get tested for the next few weeks free of charge at the testing centres on Campus Stadtmitte and Campus Lichtwiese.
We urgently encourage you to get vaccinated for your own protection and appeal to your sense of responsibility for society.
Tanja Brühl, President of TU Darmstadt, and Heribert Warzecha, Vicepresident, Academic Affairs and Diversity of TU Darmstadt
Three Minutes Update Teaching (Episode 5)
The Vice President, Academic Affairs and Diversity, Prof. Heribert Warzecha, addresses the students in person – this time even to all members of the university. Today's topic: more courses taught on site and in person and 3G proof. [english subtitles on YouTube]