COVID-19, how will the semester play out

Lectures and exams will be held in attendance
Lectures and exams will be held in attendance

Institutional Communication Service

16 August 2022

No special provisions are currently in effect; the academic year 2022-23 will start ordinarily.


Latest developments

USI follows the development of COVID-19 and is ready to adjust to the directions of federal and cantonal authorities, promptly implementing any new protection provisions. Current information on the development of the number of cases in Switzerland is published by the Federal Office of Public Health, which also maintains the infoline +41 58 463 00 00 Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. The address [email protected] remains active. Tracking activities are suspended. 


Lectures and exams

Lectures and exams will be held in attendance and in line with the customary arrangements outlined in the Study Regulations of each Faculty. For exams, in addition to absence due to illness, for which a medical certificate is required, students who are unable to show up for one or more exams because they have tested positive or are in isolation as ordered by the health authorities (with proof from a pharmacy or the competent authorities) may also be considered excused.


Entering Switzerland

There are currently no entry restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Current information on travel and entering Switzerland is available on the FOPH website. Should significant regulations regarding travel and related quarantines be reintroduced during the academic year, USI will commit to supporting those who are temporarily unable to travel to campuses.