You can find more information about the campus in times of corona:
- For students: Back to Campus
- For employees: Working on the VU Campus
- For teachers specifically: Teaching and corona
UPDATE following the press conference of 14 September
We have been looking forward to it for a long time! The government has announced further relaxations of the corona measures for education. As with previous press conferences, VU Amsterdam follows the guidelines of the central government and in the coming days there will be discussions with VSNU and OCW to work out these relaxations for higher education.
Below is an overview of the relaxations that have been announced and what this means for VU Amsterdam.
- Starting 25 September, the maximum group size of 75 persons for educational activities will cease to apply (for examinations as of 20 September).
The teaching timetables remain unchanged. Everything that is online remains online. Everything hybrid remains hybrid. Everything on campus remains on campus and in the same room as currently timetabled.
However, there will be space for those educational activities planned on campus in an educational area where more than 75 students can participate. Students will be informed via Canvas if there are additional opportunities to participate in a 75+ educational activity.
The exams during exam week (25-29 October) will be held on location again (campus, RAI, Emergo). Until then, most exams will be online. The adjusted timetables will be published on rooster.vu.nl.
- As of 25 September, the obligation to wear face masks when moving around in our buildings ceases to apply.
To avoid any misunderstandings: up to Friday, 24 September, everyone is required to wear a face mask when moving around. As soon as you take your seat, you can remove your mask.
- Starting 25 September, the working from home advice will change. This puts us in a state of transition to hybrid working.
We continue to facilitate working from home in combination with working on campus. This hybrid working method supports employees in choosing a suitable and pleasant workplace. Hybrid working also makes our organisation more sustainable and allows us to make smarter use of the available space on campus. On VU.nl you can read more about hybrid working at VU Amsterdam, including future prospects. You can make agreements on hybrid working with your manager and your immediate colleagues.
What don’t we know yet?
There are a number of activities that still need clarification. In the coming days, we will be speaking with VSNU and OCW and hope to be able to offer clarity on the following topics in the week of 20 September:
- Academic ceremonies
- Diploma ceremonies
- Other meetings (seminars etc.)
- Open days
- Study associations
- Eating and drinking facilities in our buildings.
Self-testing and vaccination for students and employees
All students and employees can order free self-tests at www.zelftestonderwijs.nl. With the use of self-tests, the government wants to focus on the faster detection of infections to prevent as many corona outbreaks as possible. To order, you can use your institutional account. If that doesn’t work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Taking the self-test is voluntary. Having a negative test result is not a prerequisite for students or staff for access to education. Students do not have to show proof of a negative test result to gain access to VU Amsterdam.
Vaccination is easy to arrange. At the GGD Amsterdam, you can get a corona vaccine at a number of locations without an appointment. The RAI is close by and easily accessible from VU Amsterdam. For more information, go to the GGD Amsterdam website. If you like more information about vaccination, please visit the website of the National Government.
Please note! Students and staff of ACTA and Medicine follow the information received from their own faculties.
In case of new developments, an update will be posted on this page.