To content


Since 2 August, the buildings on campus are open again. The Main Library and the Emil-Figge-Library are open and also offer learning spaces again on a limited basis (further information under Studies and Teaching).

In order to keep the distance in the hallways as large as possible, a "walk on the right”-rule applies, equivalent to road traffic. In addition, an additional Corona signage system was installed throughout the campus, both in the buildings and in outdoor areas (distance requirement, routing, toilet use, one-way street regulations).

It is mandatory to wear a medical mask (surgical or FFP 2 mask) in all buildings and rooms. A medical mask must be worn in the hallways, corridors and toilet facilities. Wearing a medical mask at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity may only be waived at the workplace if the rules of hygiene and the minimum distance can be observed. Lecturers may refrain from wearing a mask if they can maintain a minimum distance of 4 m from the participants.

The Office of Occupational Safety, Environmental and Health Protection provides certified surgical masks to the Dean’s Offices and other in­sti­tu­ti­ons which can be issued to employees for work on campus. A contingent of FFP2 masks is available if it is inevitable to work without a minimum distance in special situations.

As a rule, teaching in the winter semester is to take place on campus again. Large events may continue to be held digitally if the online offer has proven itself and the rest of the teaching is predominantly face-to-face. This applies in particular to events with 100 or more participants, but also to newly-developed digital course formats for smaller groups.

Hybrid formats must be made available for special individual cases, such as for international students who do not receive their visas in time due to the pandemic, or for members of the at-risk group who cannot be vaccinated. DoBuS can advise in cases where disadvantage compensation for impaired students is desired.

The student representative bodies are once again allowed to offer events during the orientation weeks on campus, but the general protective measures such as the 3G rule, mask requirement and ventilation must be adhered to as a minimum standard. Social program items may take place outside; however, alcohol is prohibited on campus in this year.

Since 14 June, the Main Cafeteria on the North Campus offers again the option of eating on site in addition to the takeaway meals. The prerequisite is the registration via an online reservation tool which can be accessed on a smartphone via a QR code. On 16 August the Genusswerkstatt on the North Campus reopened. The other catering facilities are closed for the time being. According to information provided by the Studierendenwerk Dortmund, a medical mask (surgical mask, FFP2 mask, KN95 mask) must be worn in the canteen building. The masks must be worn on the common areas, in the staircases and in common rooms of the canteen building.

From an incidence value of 35, the "3G rule" applies in the catering facilities. Then only recovered, fully vaccinated and negatively tested persons are allowed to use the seats in the main cafeteria. The negative test - a rapid antigen test or PCR test - must not be older than 48 hours.

Since 7 June, the Office of University Sports can again ­offer selected courses on site; the list of courses has been enlarged on 12 July. All offers are included in the current sports card, which is valid until the beginning of October. Since 14 June, the gym on campus (Fitnessförderwerk) is open once again.

From an incidence value of 35, the "3G rule" applies to university sports. Only those persons may participate in college sports that are fully vaccinated, recovered, or tested. Proof of a negative Corona test can be provided by either a rapid antigen test or a PCR test (both no older than 48 hours). Self-tests are no longer accepted.

For more ­information, please visit the website of the Office of University Sports.

Committees including appointment committees can meet in person or digitally. From an incidence value of 35, the "3G rule" applies to face-to-face meetings. Participants must be fully vaccinated, recovered or tested (rapid test or PCR test, not older than 48 hours).
You can find a guide to committee work in the ServicePortal (in German only). The document explains in particular which alternatives to meetings in attendance form are possible.


Location & approach